Useful TETRA links: help and advice on contesting planning applications
Back to Links introduction
Mast Sanity: Planning Section. For information, advice and guidance
Law and official guidelines
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on planning (PPG8: Planning Policy Guidelines on Telecommunications).
Class A Permitted Development of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2001
Christian Ecology Link on precaution and masts in towers and spires
Church of England signs deal with arms technology giant Quintel (see Qinetiq); it’s good for the community to host the microwaves all in one place. (Oh, and what about the content running through the holy spires?)
How much do you know about the Aarhus Convention on Environmental democracy? Ratified by the EC in February 2005, this convention is about access to environmental information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters. Are you getting good information? Are you truly participating in the decisions? Do you have justice? Whether you object on visual environmental impact, or effects on birds, or because it makes you unwell, this Convention is one to understand and exercise. Read it, discuss it, and raise your objections using it. Europa website on the Aarhus Convention.
Schools and colleges
Schools and colleges whose buildings or grounds fall within the main beam of a base station should receive this letter
The planning debate
Campaign to Protect Rural England. At the very least, masts are ruining our landscapes.
The Yasmin Skelt case: Genuine public fear and concern is a material planning consideration to be taken into account by the Decision Maker.
Councils rapped by watchdog over mast siting error (compensation due to residents)
MP bids to tighten mobile mast controls: David Amess MP (Con)
Richard Spring MP: second reading of Transmission Masts (Private Members) Bill. House of Commons debate won 10 votes to 2, defeated by MP disinterest. Please read.
Exceeds planning in terms of height, erected without any consultation. Now move your mouse over the picture to make it legal! Same pole, same structure, same dipole loops attached. Suddenly we dont have an additional structure and height, we have a long antenna (as long as you like) instead!! So thats alright now, were sorted. Eh?