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DCAN 14: Siting and Design of Radio Telecommunication Equipment
Equipment Compound

3.30 Fencing may be required around a mast and equipment housing. The scale of the fencing required will be dependent on location. In urban areas higher fencing may be required. In rural areas a post and rail or a post and wire fence may suffice. In all locations the form and colour of fencing should be appropriate to its setting.
A telecommunications mast compound
A telecommunications mast compound
3.31 The impact of an equipment compound can be minimised if the compound is not surfaced or by using natural surface materials which match the landscape character. In some cases the equipment can be attached directly to solid rock where it is exposed at surface level. Any hard surfacing should be permeable and kept to the minimum necessary in order to limit environmental and visual impact.
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