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Telecommunications Masts

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Conservative, Hornchurch 9:30 am, 28th June 2005

My hon. Friend makes a good point about the planning legislation. In fact, planning policy guidance note 8 actively prevents health issues from being taken into account. The framework is also such that all the operator has to show is that alternative sites have been considered. In my constituency in the past week a planning appeal has gone against us because the operator did that, even though the site of the mast is in a green open space and the mast will adversely affect amenity.