It’s all about broadband – UK consultation

The Government is proposing changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks across the UK.

In a consultation published today, the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) is proposing that for five years, broadband street cabinets and new poles can be installed under permitted development rights in any location other than a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) without the need for prior approval from local planning authorities.

The consultation ends on 13th March 2013

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