New Legislation – relating to the electronic communications code (28/12/2017) …

The following 1 new Statutory Instrument (SI) comes into force on 28/12/2017:

New Legislation:

  • December 2017: SI 2017 No. 1011 - The Communications Act 2003 and the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments to Secondary Legislation) Regulations 2017 (pdf) (link).


  • The above SI 2017 No. 1011 is not summarised on the Planning Jungle website.
  • The above SI includes consequential amendments to the following SIs:
    - Advertisements Regulations 2007.
    - GPDO 2015.
    - Local Planning Regulations 2012.
    - Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 .
    - Tree Preservation Regulations 2012.
  • The "Explanatory Note" (link) at the end of the above SI includes the following information:
    - "These Regulations update references in secondary legislation to terms which have been superseded by amendments made by the Communications Act 2003 (c.21) and by the Digital Economy Act 2017 (c.30) (“the 2017 Act”). In particular, the 2017 Act enacts a new electronic communications code and these Regulations largely make amendments relating to the definitions of certain terms used in that code.".

Other Sources of Information:

  • May 2016: Policy paper - Government publishes proposals for a new Electronic Communications Code (link).
  • December 2017: Electronic Communications Code - Code of Practice (pdf) (link).
  • December 2017: Explanatory Memorandum to SI 2017 No. 1011 (pdf) (link).

Updates to the Planning Jungle website: