Proposal to revoke Code Powers from certain companies
- Start: 03 July 2015
- Status: Closed
- End: 03 August 2015
About this document
This document sets out Ofcom’s proposal to revoke certain directions granting ‘Code powers’ to a number of companies.
The grant of Code powers is intended to assist persons that provide an electronic communications network and/or system of conduits. In particular, persons with Code powers may:
- construct and maintain infrastructure on public land (streets) without needing to obtain a specific street works licence to do so;
- benefit from certain immunities from the Town and Country Planning legislation; and
- apply to the Court in order to obtain rights to execute works on private land in the event that agreement cannot be reached with the owner of that land.
The specified companies have informed Ofcom that they are no longer making use of those powers and have requested Ofcom to revoke the directions.