We adopted revised local area requirements in July 2018 and are currently in the process of updating this guidance page.

Please check the list of Local Area Requirements July 2018 for the most up to date information before submitting your application.

Where your proposed development involves the installation or alteration of any existing telecommunication facilities or equipment, a telecommunication statement will need to accompany your planning application.

The information below provides further details about when a telecommunications statement is required, what information this document should include, how to submit it to us and where further information can be found.

When is a telecommunications statement required?

A telecommunications statement should accompany applications for developments that will involve the installation or alteration of any existing telecommunication facilities or equipment (for example, masts, base stations and cabinets) or where prior notification of such works is required.

What information should be included in a telecommunications statement?

A telecommunications statement should include the necessary information to meet the criteria outlined in the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development (published by Communities and Local Government).

How do I submit a telecommunications statement?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will be given the opportunity to upload your telecommunications statement after you have completed the relevant application forms. Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications.

Guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide four copies of your telecommunications statement along with four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting a telecommunications statement, please see the following link below: