Part R – Physical Infrastructure for High Speed Electronic Networks

7 September 2016

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The English and Welsh Governments have both published details of the transitional provisions for Part R - Physical Infrastructure for High Speed Electronic Networks - which comes into force on 1 January 2017 in both England and Wales. 

From 1 January 2017, newly erected buildings and those subject to ‘major renovation’ in both England and Wales will be required to have in-building physical infrastructure, so that, in future, copper or fibre-optic cables or wireless devices capable of receiving broadband speeds greater than 30 Mbps, can be installed.

Transitional Provisions – England and Wales

For both the English and Welsh editions of Part R the requirement for physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic networks will not apply to building work which is the subject of an initial notice, amendment notice, building notice or full plans submission which is served before 1 January 2017.

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