Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
Regional Planning Policies: Policy PSU 13 Telecommunications
|Policy PSU 13 Telecommunications|
This policy has been superseded by: PPS 10-Telecommunications
Telecommunications apparatus which requires planning permission will normally be permitted, provided it does not detract from the natural or manmade envoronment or the character of it's setting.
Modem telecommunications are an essential element in the life of the local community and in the national economy. Both new technology and the maintenance and improvement of the established networks entail the physical development of land, and so have implications for both development plans and development control.
The overall policy approach is to seek to balance the need and demand for maintaining and developing telecommunications systems on the one hand and the protection of amenity on the other. A large number of such installations do not require planning permission, however, in view of their potentially intrusive appearance, it is considered appropriate to control their siting and appearance, in the instances where planning permission is required.
Applications for planning permission for satellite and terrestrial microwave antennae will be determined taking into account the technical requirements of the apparatus, the effect on the appearance of any building or structure on which the apparatus is to be installed, the effects on the visual amenity and character of the area and the following guidelines: