Reply to post: Code Powers

Future imperfect: A UK broadband retrospective

Steven Jones

Code Powers

As far as I'm aware council's can't prevent utilities digging up pavements as they have "code powers". That includes VM.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/street-works-faq

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/telecoms/policy/electronic-comm-code/

The council does have powers over the placement of cabinets, but even then those have limits.

Of course, planning issues are a useful excuse for utilities not to continue with projects which they don't deem to be remunerative.

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