Proposed changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks

The consultation proposes 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.

Consultation document(s)

Proposed changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks (PDF 210kb)

Proposed changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks (Word 154kb)

Related document(s)

Impact Assessment (PDF 434kb)

Impact Assessment (Word 300kb)

How to respond
29 January 2013
Open date: 29 January 2013
Closing date: 13 March 2013

Please send your comments or if you have any queries about this consultation to:
fixedbbconsult@culture.gsi.gov.uk


or by post:

Sean Kenny
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street
London
SW1Y 5DH

Freedom of information
Please note responses may be published, unless you ask us not to do so. In addition under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all information in responses, including personal information, may be subject to publication or disclosure. If any correspondent requests confidentiality this cannot be guaranteed, and will only be possible if considered appropriate under the legislation.

For enquiries about the consultation (handling) process only please email enquiries@culture.gsi.gov.uk, heading your communication 'Proposed changes to siting requirements for broadband cabinets and overhead lines to facilitate the deployment of superfast broadband networks'.

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