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Operators Annual Rollout Plans

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Under the "Ten Commitments to Best Siting Practice", the mobile operators have undertaken to provide local planning authorities on an annual basis with plans showing their existing sites.

To view the summary reports of the 2008/9, 2007/8, 2006/7 and 2005/6 Annual Rollout Plans please select any of the links below:

Operators Annual Rollout Plans 2008-2009 (pdf 20KB)

Operators Annual Rollout Plans 2007-2008 (pdf 27KB)

Operators Annual Rollout Plans 2006-2007 (pdf 48KB)

Operators Annual Rollout Plans 2005-2006 (pdf 24KB)

Ten Commitments

Central to the operators’ approach to network development is consultation with local communities, planning officers and other stakeholders on any proposed new developments. Pre-application consultation is included in the operators’ ‘Ten Commitments to Best Siting Practice’, which has existed since 2001 to help address concerns relating to the development of base stations, and which is now contained in planning guidance throughout the UK.

Sharing Sites

Mobile phone users in the UK increasingly want better coverage and greater capacity so they can access more services on their phones. While this means that new base stations will still be needed, network operators seek to share sites wherever possible. Site sharing helps reduce energy consumption and the overall environmental footprint of networks, as well as improving the quality of coverage.