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Aerials: Planning Permission

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many refusals of planning permission for mobile telephone masts by local authorities have been overturned by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last 10 years. (320850)

The Planning Inspectorate's database classifies appeals relating to mobile telephone masts together with appeals relating to other telecommunications developments. The following table therefore shows data on refusals of planning permission by local authorities for development relating to telecommunications including radio/TV mast, aerial, dish or antenna, that were subsequently allowed on appeal, since 2001, where data is available.

Number of appeals allowed

2001

256

2002

489

2003

391

2004

242

2005

423

2006

485

2007

388

2008

79

2009

91