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Petition to stop the telegraph poles

We the undersigned petition the council to Petition to stop the telegraph poles We the undersigned petition Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council to use all means possible (such as a by-law) to stop the installation of any new telegraph poles throughout Southport (or other communities within the borough opposed to them) and to require the roll-out of fibre to the premises (or other future above ground initiatives) to use underground infrastructure within roads and pavements instead.

We call upon the council to urgently lobby The Minister of State for Data and Digital Infrastructure and the boroughs three Members of Parliament to review the extensive permitted development rights under Schedule 2, Part 16, Class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (the “GPDO”) that currently requires limited or no consultation regarding the installation of telecommunications equipment in communities or specific planning permission.

Where a network builder (code operator) is not adhering to their statutory obligations we call upon the council to formally report the operator to OFCOM and ensure there is an investigation and enforcement action taken.

This ePetition ran from 04/03/2024 to 18/04/2024 and has now finished.

726 people signed this ePetition.