Consultation outcome

New Part R of the Building Regulations

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Part R of the Building Regulations: Physical Infrastructure for High Speed Electronic Communications Networks: Government respose and summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

We have published the government response and the summary of responses document. We received 39 responses to this consultation.

Following this consultation, we introduced:

A final impact assessment has also been published and is available on the legislation.gov.uk website.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on a new Part R to the Building Regulations concerning high speed electronic communications networks.

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Consultation description

We would like your views on our approach to implementing Article 8 of the 2014 Broadband Cost Reduction Directive (EU 2014/61) and on the guidance we have set out within the draft Approved Document R. We would also welcome any further evidence to inform the supporting impact assessment.

This proposal mainly affects developers and the telecommunications industry.

This consultation will inform the approach we will take to implement Article 8 of the 2014 Broadband Cost Reduction Directive that requires all new buildings and major renovations to have in-building physical infrastructure which supports connections to superfast broadband. We are planning to meet this requirement by introducing a new ‘Requirement R1 – In-Building Physical Infrastructure’ to the Building Regulations.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is also consulting separately on the implementation of wider requirements of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive.

Documents

Part R of the Building Regulations: Physical Infrastructure for High Speed Electronic Communications Networks

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Draft Approved Document R: In-building physical infrastructure

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Consultation impact assessment: Part R of the Building Regulations - Broadband Cost Reduction Directive

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Published 30 November 2015
Last updated 20 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Publication of the government response and summary of responses document to the consultation.
  2. First published.