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Electronic Communications Code

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

A Report with recommendations to Government is expected in spring 2013.

The consultation runs until 28 October 2012. Scottish Land & Estates will be submitting a response and any comments should be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 15 October 2012 at the latest.


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