Satellite dishes

Recent years have seen a significant increase in the use and variety of telecommunications equipment, such as satellite dishes (antennas). Much of this needs to be fixed to a building to work efficiently and, in some instances, this requires permission from us.

Before you buy or install a satellite dish, you should check whether you need to apply for planning permission or listed building consent and whether you need the permission of the landlord or building owner. Sometimes, satellite dishes can be installed without the need to apply for planning permission under what are known as 'Permitted Development (PD) rights'. The file below gives guidance on the PD rights for the installation of satellite dishes (antennas).