DCAN 14: Siting and Design of Radio Telecommunication Equipment
Annex A - Planning Policy Statement 10
|Policy TEL 1 Control of Telecommunications Development|
The Department will permit proposals for telecommunications development where such proposals, together with any necessary enabling works, will not result in unacceptable damage to visual amenity or harm to environmentally sensitive features or locations.
Developers will therefore be required to demonstrate that proposalsfor telecommunications development, having regard to technical and operational constraints, have been sited and designed to minimize visual and environmental impact.
Proposals for the development of a new telecommunications mast will only be considered acceptable by the Department where the above requirements are met and it is reasonably demonstrated that:
the sharing of an existing mast or other structure has been investigated and is not feasible; or
Applications for telecommunications development by Code System Operators or
broadcasters will need to include:
Where information on the above matters is not made available or is considered inadequate the Department will refuse planning permission.