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De minimis

From the Latin de minimis non curat lex ('the law does not deal with trivial matters'). This is a term accorded to activities or changes too minor to fall within the legal definition of development. The local planning authority would decide that such changes would make no difference to the outward appearance of a building. This generally includes installation of equipment such as television aerials, microcells or small antennas.

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