HC Deb 19 November 1990 vol 181 c39W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many representations he has received in the current year concerning planning applications for the siting of satellite dishes.

Mr. Atkins

This information is not readily available. Virtually all of the substantial number of letters received on this subject are concerned with the environmental impact of satellite dishes erected under permitted development rights (for which a specific planning application is unnecessary). The consultation, earlier this year, over proposed changes to the permitted development rights for satellite dishes produced nearly 600 responses.