Certain restrictions with regard to size and position of satellite dishes apply more or less to all areas of England. Special requirements exist for Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A major part of Flaxton is therefore covered by these special rules.
The Statutory Instrument called the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO), which deals with satellite dishes, specifies land ‘types’ on a geographic basis. The relevant land types as far as Flaxton is concerned are known as ‘article 1(4) land’, which includes all of North Yorkshire, and ‘article 1(5) land’ which embraces Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Outside the conservation area (applying ‘article 1(4)’ rules) development is not permitted if:
(a) the size of the antenna (excluding any feed element, reinforcing rim, mountings and brackets) when measured in any dimension would exceed:
(i) 45 cms in the case of an antenna to be installed on a chimney;
(ii) 90 cms in the case of an antenna to be installed on or within the curtilage of a dwelling house on article 1(4) land other than on a chimney;
(iii) 70 cms in any other case;
(b) the highest part of an antenna to be installed on a roof or a chimney would, when installed, exceed in height:
(i) in the case of an antenna to be installed on a roof, the highest part of the roof;
(ii) in the case of an antenna to be installed on a chimney, the highest part of the chimney;
Within a Conservation Area (i.e. article 1(5) land) development is not permitted if:
(a) it would consist of the installation of an antenna
(i) on a chimney;
(ii) on a building which exceeds 15 metres in height;
(iii) on a wall or roof slope which fronts a waterway in the Broads or a highway elsewhere.
Even where the above criteria are met the requirement should be to minimise its effect on the external appearances of the building.’
In the case of Listed buildings, Listed Building Consent would be separately required for attaching a satellite dish irrespective of the geographic location of the building and advice on this should be sought from the local planning authority. The diagram below summarises the requirements listed above.