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Landscape and telecommunications

Guidance on the suitable siting of telecommunications developments can help to minimise the impacts on our landscapes.

Our aim is for telecommunications developments in Scotland to be sited and designed to minimise adverse impacts on our natural heritage.

Any harm to landscape and habitats of national or international importance must be avoided in particular.

Radio Telecommunications: Planning Advice Note 62 gives advice on the process of site selection and design. It also outlines how equipment can be sensitively installed.

Siting and Design Guidelines for Mobile Telecommunications Developments in the Highlands and Islands provides guidance on minimising the effects of telecommunications structures on the landscape.