Petition launched to remove automatic planning permission for telegraph poles

Telegraph poles are sparking anger across the UK
Telegraph poles are sparking anger across the UK (Image credit: Getty Images)

A petition has been launched to force telecommunications companies to apply for planning permission for telegraph poles.

Currently, operators can erect telegraph poles without having to apply to councils for planning permission.

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