UK broadband aided by planning permission rule changes

BBC News:

The government is changing planning permission rules to aid the rollout of faster internet speeds across the UK.

This includes permission for firms to install broadband cabinets and other related infrastructure on public land without local councils’ permission in England.

About time. Broadband in the UK has seen great leaps in the last few years but there’s still a long way to go. This is even better news for residents of Kensington and Chelsea who’s council refused BT planning permission for their cabinets that would provide fibre access on the basis that they were “big and ugly” and “not in keeping with the historic buildings”.