Planning and building

Telecommunications planning certificate

Forms for telecommunications (prior notification) planning permission applications can be downloaded.

Alternatively you can apply online using the Planning Portal.

Before you begin you should read more about:


Checklist for telecommunication (prior notification) planning applications

1. Forms

For applications for Prior Notification of Proposed Development by Telecommunications code system operators, we encourage the use of the appropriate standard application form; however a written description of the proposed development is acceptable in accordance with Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995.

Application Form (original and three copies, unless submitted electronically)
All signed and dated
All relevant questions answered correctly

2. Plans

Original and three copies of all plans and drawings necessary to describe the subject of the application. All detailed drawings should include a scale bar where appropriate.

Find out how to order location plans and site plans

Location plan at a scale of 1:1250 or 1:2500 to show:

The direction of north
Application site edged red/other land owned by the applicant edged blue
Wherever possible, at least two named roads and surrounding buildings

3. Other information

Evidence that the developer has given notice of the proposed development in accordance with A.3(1) of Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995.
Where the proposed development consists of the installation of a mast within three kilometres of the perimeter of an aerodrome evidence that the developer has notified the Civil Aviation Authority, the Secretary of State for Defence or the Aerodrome operator in accordance with A.3(2) of Part 24 of Schedule 2 to the General Permitted Development Order 1995.

4. Fee

Appropriate fee - for guidance see the planning applications fee calculator

5. Local requirements

A signed declaration that the equipment and installation has been designed to be in full compliance with the requirements of the radio frequency (RF) public exposure guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
The local planning authority encourages applicants to submit details in line with those outlined in paragraphs 70-82 of the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development. This includes the additional information identified in the Supplementary Information Template as set out in Annex F of the above document.

Notes/explanation:

Please add any further comments to support the above submissions.

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Planning Enquiries

DM Business Support, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551553