Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Telecommunications: Possible health related issues

It is central Government’s responsibility, not that of the Council or Planning and Regeneration, to decide what measures are necessary to protect public health. The Government’s latest advice on telecommunications is available in the National Planning Policy Framework, Paragraph 46 of which states:

“Local Planning Authorities must determine applications on planning grounds. They should not seek to… determine health safeguards, if the proposal meets International Commission guidelines for public exposure. Therefore, where a mobile phone mast installation meets the ICNRP guidelines this Council cannot refuse permission."

More information on mobile phones and health issues can be found on the OFCOM website.

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