Telecommunications

Application type information

Description 

You need to apply for telecommunications consent if your proposal involves installing mast, poles and so on. 

Guidance 

You can get help and advice from our Duty Planner on telecommunications consent and other types of planning applications. 

You can get detailed feedback on your proposal by using our pre-application advice service

Documents that are always required
Documents that are sometimes required

Depending on the details of your application, you may have to submit one or more of the following documents and information: 

  • Members and employees; On your application you must tell us if you are a Member of Braintree District Council or employed by us. We will determine any applications from Members or employees at a Planning Committee meeting. 
  • Amendment statement; needed if you are applying for revisions to an approved application 
  • Contamination risk assessment; needed if your application is for: 
    • a residential development (houses, flats, nursing homes etc.) 
    • allotments 
    • children's play areas 
    • playing fields 
    • mixed use developments including vulnerable end uses 
    • nurseries, crèches and schools 
  • Design and access statement; needed if your application is for  
    • a major development 
    • one or more dwellings in a conservation area 
    • new buildings in a conservation area over 100m2 
    • development in a World Heritage site. 
  • Flood risk assessment; needed if your application is for a development: 
    • of more 1 hectare or more in Flood Zone 1 
    • is located in Flood Zones 2 and 3 
    • in an area the Environment Agency or the Internal Drainage Boards have indicated there may have drainage problems 
  • Planning statement; needed for applications that are: 
    • major developments within or next to residential areas 
    • major developments that are departures from the development plan 
    • major developments that are EIA development 
    • major developments that are notifiable to the Secretary of State 
    • minor or other developments that are likely to attract significant community interest 
    • minor or other developments that are complex proposals which need describing 
    • minor or other developments proposals seeking to vary or remove conditions 
  • Roof plan; needed if your application is to; 
    • carry out a development that is located on the roof 
    • carry out a development that relates to alteration to a roof line 
    • amend a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
    • discharge a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
    • remove or vary a condition that refers to amending a roof line 
  • Site levels; needed if your application is to:  
    • is to amend a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is to discharge a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is to remove or vary a condition that refers to site levels 
    • is a proposal where there is a change in levels which would have a material effect in the locality