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Mobile phone masts

There are about 70 million mobile phones in use in the UK - that's more than one phone for every person. Many people have a work and a personal mobile, or a mobile and a laptop datacard, and mobile phones are used in at least 85 per cent of all households.

This large number of mobile phones cannot work without the network infrastructure needed to route connections. And installations must be placed close to where people use their phones.

Government policy is to help the growth of new and existing telecommunications systems while minimising the environmental impact.

Appeals

Like any other applicant, mobile operators can appeal against planning authority refusals.

Health

While health and related concerns, such as the perception of risk, can be material considerations as a matter of law, the Government has advised that the planning regime is not the appropriate place for determining health safeguards.

FAQs

FAQs

Mobile networks

This section provides an overview of how mobile networks operate, providing guidance on deploying base stations and the planning and environmental considerations, which should be taken into account.

Planning framework

Planning framework

Consultation procedures

Consultation procedures