R (on the application of Mawbey) v Lewisham Council

Town and country planning – Permitted development. The term 'mast' in para A.1(2)(c) of Pt 16 of Sch 2 to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, SI 2015/596, should be broadly interpreted, such that each central support pole was a radio mast, as it supported antennae which transmitted and received radio waves. Accordingly, the Planning Court, in allowing the claimant's application for judicial review, held that the defendant local planning authority had wrongly interpreted that provision by having found that the support poles installed at a building had not been masts.

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