Telecommunications Act 2001

  • Warning: Some amendments have not yet been incorporated
  • This version was replaced on 13 December 2018 to make corrections to section 156B(1)(c) and Schedule 1AA Part 2 clause 8(3) under section 25(1)(j)(ii) and (iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Telephone cabinets, etc, on roads

142 Construction, etc, of telephone cabinets or other similar appliances

(1)

Subject to subsection (2), a network operator may construct, place, and maintain public telephone cabinets, distribution cabinets, or any other similar appliances on a road.

(2)

A network operator must—

(a)

give notice of its intention to place a cabinet or other appliance on the road to—

(i)

the local authority or other person who has jurisdiction over the road; and

(ii)

any utility operator (as defined in section 4 of the Utilities Access Act 2010) whose pipes, lines, or other structures will or are likely to be affected by the work; and

(b)

comply with any reasonable conditions that are imposed by the local authority or other person who has jurisdiction over that road on which the cabinet or appliance is to be placed; and

(c)

not intentionally place the cabinet or appliance on the road so that it interferes with the ordinary traffic.

(3)

Every notice under subsection (2)(a) must specify where the cabinet or appliance is to be placed on the road and the reasons for it.

Section 142(2)(a): substituted, on 6 August 2010, by section 9 of the Infrastructure (Amendments Relating to Utilities Access) Act 2010 (2010 No 99).