Notice has been received of new telegraph poles that will be erected by Airband in relation to the fibre network they are laying across South Hams. While Airband are able to use existing telegraph poles and ducts (and they will use these wherever possible to minimise costs) there will be instances where the existing poles cannot be used or don’t exist in the right location.

These new telegraph poles do not require planning permission, but under separate legislation Airband must give the planning authority 1 month’s notice before erecting the poles. Airband will also be putting up site notices or writing to residents to inform them if a pole is to be erected near their house – but this is a non-statutory process and only happening as Airband are following best practice.