It seeks views on the principle of amending permitted development rights to support this deployment, and whether it is appropriate to impose specific limitations, conditions and restrictions on any amendments to permitted development rights to mitigate the impact of any new development.
- enabling deployment of radio equipment housing on land without prior approval, excluding sites of special scientific interest, to support 5G deployment
- strengthening existing masts to enable sites to be upgraded for 5G and for mast sharing without prior approval
- enabling the deployment of building-based masts nearer to highways to support deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage
- enabling higher masts to deliver better mobile coverage and mast sharing.
This consultation from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government runs from 27 August to 4 November 2019.
Consultation: Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage