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Telecommunications Masts

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:46 am on 28th June 2005.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Opposition Deputy Chief Whip (Commons) 10:46 am, 28th June 2005

I am grateful to the Minister for giving way, because he is trying to get a lot into a short time, but the general permitted development rights cause a problem. Although councils may be consulted, they cannot refuse masts that come within that ambit unless they go through the cumbersome process of getting an article 4 direction. If that is refused, they have to pay compensation. That is a very cumbersome mechanism, and the Government need to look into it.

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Peter Morley
Posted on 30 Jun 2005 12:31 am (Report this annotation)

Both the Stewart Report and the All Party Parliamentary
Mobile Group recommended that permitted development rights should be revoked. This fell on deaf ears as
usual.