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Mobile Operators Association Rollout Plan

The UK's mobile network operators provide annually; proposals for new base station sites for the forthcoming year as well as details of the existing sites in the council's area.

Where can I read the Annual rollout plan?

Rollout plans for the current year and previous years can be found under downloads on the right of this page. Please click on the appropriate link to download the document. Please note that each file is a spreadsheet.

Where can I get more information?

A Factsheet can be downloaded from this page. You can get more information about the annual rollout plans process on the Mobile Operators Association website. A link can be found on the right-hand side of this page.

Who do I contact about these Plans?

You should contact the Mobile Phone Operator directly.  Contacts for each of the mobile operators can be found at The Mobile Operators Association website.  They have also provided the following additional update for 2013/14

MOBILE OPERATORS ANNUAL NETWORK UPDATE PLANS 2013/2014

The Mobile Operators Association (MOA) which represents the four UK mobile phone network operators (EE, Telefónica, Three, and Vodafone) on network development issues.
                                                                                                               
Mobile connectivity brings huge benefits to individuals, communities, and businesses across the country.  The mobile network is a crucial piece of national infrastructure but it is built and delivered locally. The mobile operators are committed to transparency and engagement with local government and as part of this, send updated information about the location of their base station sites to each Local Planning Authority each year.

As part of the review of the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development in England, feedback from those representing LPAs was that rollout plans should concentrate on details of existing sites within each of their areas.  We have responded to this feedback and amended the plans accordingly.  As set out in the Code, the operators remain committed to responsible network development, and to detailed consultation with local planning authorities including appropriate pre-application consultation. 

The new Code supersedes the Code of Best Practice on Mobile Phone Network Development (2002).  Since that was drawn up, there have been significant changes in planning policy and law, in technology, in the way we use mobile devices, and in the structure of the mobile industry.  The new Code has been developed by a Working Group consisting of representatives of: Arqiva; the Department for Communities and Local Government; the Department for Culture Media and Sport; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; English Heritage; the Mobile Operators Association; National Parks England (also representing the Association of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty); and the Planning Officers Society.  It can be found here:  http://www.mobilemastinfo.com/2013/new-code-of-best-practice-on-mobile-network-development-in-england-published.html

In the meantime, the  Mobile Operators Association (MOA) has produced a new guide - 'Mobile Networks: What They Are and How They Work' - to explain the different types of base station, and to explain the main factors that determine why new ones are needed and why they need to be sited where they are.  It has been produced to accompany the new Code of Best Practice.  'Mobile Networks: What they are and how they work' is available at: http://www.mobilemastinfo.com/mobile-networks-what-they-are-and-how-they-work/jargon-buster.html