Planning Obligations SPD 2020
11. BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY
11.1 Policy IN3 – Electronic Connectivity - of the Harborough Local Plan (2011-2031) adopted 2019, requires major developments only to be permitted where adequate broadband infrastructure is to be made available to all residents and/or users of the development. Major developments should incorporate a bespoke duct network designed and implemented in association with a recognised network provider and where viable a fibre to the premises (FTTP) solution.
11.2 The NPPF requires local plans to support the expansion of electronic communications networks including telecommunications and high speed broadband. Having a superfast broadband connection is no longer merely desirable, but is an essential requirement in ordinary daily life and for businesses.
11.3 All new developments should have access to superfast broadband (of at least 30Mbps). Developers should take active steps to incorporate superfast broadband at the pre-planning phase and should engage with telecoms providers to ensure superfast broadband is available as soon as the development is complete.