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Prior notification of proposed telecommunications

Application for prior notification of proposed development by telecommunications code system operators

Specific Information Requirements

Form and Certificates
The relevant 1 APP forms are available from the National Planning Portal


  • Location Plan "A plan that identifies the land to which the application relates" at an identified metric scale showing sufficient roads or buildings on land adjoining the site to ensure the exact location of the site is clear. The site should be edged clearly in red and a blue line should be drawn around other land owned by an applicant adjoining or near the application site. Please note that the guidance available from the National Planning Portal in relation to the red line plan may not be applicable in all cases,  for example  there may be no  need to include the access to the public highway if no development is taking place on the access. The normal rule is that the red line should include all land where development (requiring planning permission) is actually taking place.
  • Site (Block) Plan At an identified metric scale showing north, the development in relation to site boundaries and existing buildings with written dimensions including those to boundaries. (the full footprint of adjacent properties would greatly assist in determining the relationship to the existing buildings & detailing the hardstanding & parking is also helpful if relevant to the application)
  • Elevations Existing and proposed (scaled) clearly showing the proposed works in relation to what is presently there for any elevations being altered.
  • Sections Where a change in levels is proposed or the site slopes, sections should be provided showing how the proposed development relates to existing levels, trees and adjacent development (with levels related to a fixed datum off site) details of existing and proposed foundations and eaves where a change is proposed and how encroachment onto adjoining land is to be avoided. Existing and proposed site sections and finished floor and site levels should be provided
  • Additional plans such as landscaping and drainage plans may be required dependant on the nature of the proposals

The appropriate fee details of which are available on the National Planning Portal.

Document Type

Circumstances when document should be submitted


Supplementary information template

All telecommunications development

General Information
Two copies of plans, forms, certificates and supporting statements are required to support any paper based submission to be numbered so they can be referred to on the decision notice.

All Plans must be to an identified metric scale (normally 1:50 or 1:100), must state the original paper size, show a north point and/or identify which direction elevations face and be named in a logical manner. When proposing new development they must include a scale bar and key dimensions.

As part of our registration process both our Administrative Team and our Development Control Team Leaders inspect applications received in detail. Requests for plans will be proportionate to the nature and scale of the proposal and information will only be required that adds to an understanding of the proposal. This being the case it would assist if an applicant/agent advises as to why they feel their submission is adequate and reflects the matter to hand.

Further guidance on 1APP is available on the National Planning Portal

Updated: 20 Nov 2017
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