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PE1954: End the installation of new telegraph poles for broadband provision

Petition Summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to amend the current Permitted Development rights for digital communications infrastructure to:

  • encourage the use of underground ducting for new broadband service installations and avoid the installation of unsightly telegraph poles and overhead cables;
  • ensure local communities are made aware of plans to install digital communications infrastructure in their area, and given an opportunity to share their views prior to any installation work taking place; and
  • ensure that all digital infrastructure, including underground ducting, is routinely maintained by the developer.

Petitioner: Lorna Buntain

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 03 August 2022

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration