- Category: Planning policy
- Last Updated: 27 April 2015
Statutory Register for Works to Trees in Conservation Areas, and the Statutory Register of the Removal of Hedgerows.
These are both available to view at Ryedale House, Malton. For further information please contact Forward Planning on 01653 600666 ext 335 or contact: forward planning.
Statutory Register: decision notice
The Council issues a formal decision notice, which clearly states whether permission is granted or refused.
Most applications are approved and many are subject to conditions. All applicants have a right of appeal against a refusal or conditions imposed that they do not agree with. Notes on how to appeal any decision are included on the decision notice. There is no third party right of appeal.
Unless otherwise stated, development can begin at any time within five years of the date of the permission, although details set out in the conditions must be agreed beforehand.
Often other approvals are needed before work can start, for example covenants on a property or Building Regulations. If these approvals introduce significant changes to a scheme, a new planning permission may be needed.
All decision notices will be posted on our website and can viewed on the Planning Applications webpage.
Telecommunications Mast Register
This Register has been produced in line with current Central Government Guidance on Telecommunications Development, that is The Town and Country (General Permitted Development) Order (amended) 1995 and Planning Policy Guidance Note 8 (Revised 2001) (PPG8) It gives details of both existing and proposed mast and associated equipment applications to the Council and is produced in parish order for ease of reference. The register will be updated as and when approval is given for individual installations.
The register has been set up to provide readily available information on the location of masts within the District. This has been encouraged as good practice by central government. It is intended to make information available to members of the public who want to see what masts exist in their area and what is currently being considered by the Council, and to operators considering proposed sites for telecommunication masts (to aid the possibility of mast sharing).
Need for Permission
Under current legislation, certain forms of telecommunication development are permitted development and are subject to prior approval for the development from the Local Planning Authority (LPA). The prior approval procedure means that the principle of development is not an issue. The LPA can only consider the siting and appearance of the proposal. The LPA has 56 days in which to notify the mast operators of its determination on whether prior approval is required for siting and appearance and to notify the operator of its decision to give or refuse such approval. There is no power to extend the 56 day period. On the Register, prior approval applications are suffixed TELNOT, TELN28 ,TELN42 , or TELN56.
The prior approval procedure applies to the construction, installation, alteration or replacement of:
- a ground-based mast of up to and including 15m in height
- a mast of up to and including 15m in height installed on a building or structure
- an antennae (including any supporting structure) which exceeds the height of the building or structure (other than a mast) by 4 metres or more at the point of where it is installed or to be installed
- a public call box
- radio equipment housing with a volume of 2.5 cubic metres
- development ancillary to radio equipment housing (e.g fences, access roads)
Full Planning Permission
Where the development proposed does not fall within the limitations of the prior approval procedure, for example when a proposed mast is greater than 15m in height, then a full planning application is required. In considering such a proposal the LPA will take into account relevant policies of the Development Plan and any other material considerations. On the Register these applications are suffixed TELE.
Certain minor telecommunications proposals may not constitute development, in which instance applications for prior approval or full planning permission will not be required.
Radio equipment housing with a volume of less than 2.5 cubic metres would fall into this category.