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PPS 10: Telecommunications
Policy TEL 1: Electromagnetic Interference by Telecommunications Development

6.35 In any development, significant and irremediable interference with other electrical equipment of any kind can be a material planning consideration. Electromagnetic interference may be caused by a radio transmitter or by unwanted signals emitted by other electrical equipment. The Radiocommunications Agency has statutory powers for dealing with this type of interference under the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (see Annex B). Only if there is clear evidence that significant electromagnetic interference will arise, or will probably arise as a result of a telecommunications development, and that no practicable remedy is available, will there generally be any justification for the Department taking it into account in determining a planning application.
6.36 In instances where concerns are raised regarding the potential interference of telecommunications development with medical devices the Department will take specific advice from the Medical Devices Agency Opens link in a new browser window through the auspices of the Health Estates agency of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. Opens link in a new browser window
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