Approved Document R
Approved Document R: Physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic communications networks.
A new Approved Document R is now applicable to applications submitted after the 1st January 2017.
The requirement will require all new buildings and existing buildings, which are subject to major renovation, to be equipped with in-building physical infrastructure so that, in future, copper cables or fibre-optic cables or wireless devices capable of delivering broadband speeds greater than 30Mbps can be installed.
A copy of Part R is available on the Planning Portal website: https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200128/building_control/124/part_r_-_electronic_communications