I finally got a response from my local council about erecting a
proper mast for my DATV activities. The council in fact replied
to me about a month ago but the letter appears to have got lost
in the post. The view of the planning officer is that they are likely
to grant me permission as the plans are in line with the local
development plan and the structure is not excessive. It is likely
that the mast will have to be retracted when not in use as a
condition of the permission.
One slight fly in the ointment is that they will require a
"Telecommunications - Supplementary information" form to
be submitted with the application. This appears to be a
document design for cellphone antennas and asks many
questions which are not applicable to Amateur Radio.
Including whether I have coordinated my installation with
others operators, expected coverage maps, technical reasons
for the site selection and a load of other similar information.
I am trying to clarify with the local council if they really do need
this form with the application or whether they are just practising
a tick-box methodology.