The Electronic Communications Code sets out the regime that governs the rights of electronic communications operators to maintain infrastructure on public and private land. The Law Commission is currently reviewing the Code to assess the balance struck by the Code between the rights of electronic communications operators and landowners.
The consultation explores:
- the test to be used in a revised code for granting code rights to an operator where a land owner objects;
- the financial award to be paid to the landowner where an operator is granted such rights;
- dispute resolution; and,
- the interaction between the Code and other statutory regimes.
A copy of the consultation is available http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/areas/electronic-communications-code.htm
A Report with recommendations to Government is expected in spring 2013.