Sunday, July 04, 2010

Satellite dishes in Conservation Areas

Following queries by Logie Residents' Association about the rules regarding the installation of satellite dishes in Conservation Areas, I raised this with the City Council and have been advised as follows :

"I can advise that the current legislation for satellite dishes from 01/04/2007 is the following :

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2007 - Permitted development for antennas on other buildings in designated areas (conservation areas).

The amended legislation permits up to 2 satellite dishes (non-fronting) can be erected on a building. The siting restrictions in a conservation area are that the antenna is not permitted on a chimney, roof slope or wall where it faces onto a road and can be seen from the road it faces.

Although our Conservation Areas are covered by an Article 4 Direction which requires an application be submitted it is considered that in light of the above legislation this department would not request an application be submitted."