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Extending permitted development rights for mobile connectivity in England: Technical consultation - summary of responses

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Extending permitted development rights for mobile connectivity in England: technical consultation - validation impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

This is a summary of responses received and the government’s reply to the consultation to simplify existing permitted development rights for mobile infrastructure to boost coverage and mobile broadband. This is essential if businesses are to grow and create jobs.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 3 May 2013 12:00am to
14 June 2013 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation set out the government’s proposals to change planning regulations which are slowing down the roll-out of 4G in England.

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Consultation description

This consultation sets out proposals to boost the roll-out of mobile and mobile broadband, which is essential to business growth and jobs.

Demand for mobile broadband including 4G - among consumers and business is high and growing all the time. But planning regulations are slowing down the roll-out of mobile services in many parts of the country. The proposed changes will speed up the regulatory process for mobile and mobile broadband infrastructure, while ensuring strong safeguards are in place. The proposed changes maximises the use of existing sites and the sharing of infrastructure between operators.