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The industry has made presentations to councillors and officers in the following planning authorities. Any local authority interested in a presentation from the industry should contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Briefing Locations and Dates

June 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

November 2011

July 2011

Scottish Cities Alliance

South Derbyshire District Council

Chesterfield Borough Council
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
London Borough of Redbridge

Gateshead Council
Winchester City Council

Wigan Borough Council

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Poole Borough Council

Elmbridge Borough Council
Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Mole Valley District Council

April 2011

East Dunbartonshire Council

February 2011

Oxford City Council

December 2010

Birmingham City Council
Welwyn Hatfield Council

November 2010

London Borough of Havering
Reading Borough Council
Winchester City Council

September 2010

Hull City Council

March 2010

Peterborough City Council

November 2009

Medway Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council

September 2009

Stafford Borough Council
Lancashire Development Plan Officers Group

August 2009

Durham County Council

March 2009

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Clackmannanshire Council

February 2009

Newport City Council
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Wrexham County Borough Council
Wyre Forest District Council

January 2009

Welwyn Hatfield District Council

December 2008 Winchester City Council
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Birmingham City Council
Gosport Borough Council

November 2008

Stockport Borough Council
South Staffordshire Council
Torfaen County Borough Council
West Lindsey District Council

October 2008

Swindon Borough Council
Crawley Borough Council
Oxford City Council

September 2008

South Cambridgeshire District Council

June 2008

Ryedale District Council

May 2008

Rushmoor Borough Council

April 2008

Amber Valley Borough Council
Chelmsford Borough Council
Salford City Council

March 2008

Kerrier District Council
East Hampshire District Council
Wyre Forest District Council

February 2008

Walsall Borough Council
Rochford District Council

January 2008

Sandwell Borough Council
North Warwickshire Borough Council
Broadland District Council

December 2007

Winchester City Council
East Dunbartonshire Council

November 2007

Spelthorne Borough Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Runneymede Borough Council
Lewes District Council
Chester-le-Street District Council
Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
Birmingham City Council
Stockport Borough Council
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
Hart District Council
South Derbyshire District Council
South Oxfordshire District Council

October 2007

Havant Borough Council
Eastleigh Borough Council
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Three Rivers District Council
Warwick District Council
Vale Royal Borough Council
Dundee City Council

September 2007

Isle of Anglesey County Council

August 2007 Helston Town Council
April 2007 Newcastle City Council
March 2007

Wyre Forest District Council
Hull City Council
Stirling Council

February 2007 Surrey Heath Borough Council
Barking and Dagenham Council
January 2007 North Dorset District Council
December 2006 Hillingdon Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
November 2006 Worcester City Council
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
October 2006

Waverley Borough Council
Wansbeck District Council
Castle Point Borough Council

August 2006 Stratford upon Avon District Council
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
July 2006

Christchurch Borough Council

April 2006

North Warwickshire Borough Council
Bridgend County Borough Council

March 2006 Hertsmere Borough Council
Swansea City Council - Annual Telecoms Forum
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
RTPI Planning Aid
January 2006 Telford and Wrekin Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
Haringey Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
Sefton Council
December 2005 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
November 2005 Runnymede Borough Council
Hillingdon Borough Council
Waverley Borough Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
Tandrige District Council
October 2005 Warrington Borough Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
Bournemouth Borough Council
September 2005 Wirrall Housing Partnership
Torfaen Borough Council
Warwick District Council
Wyre Forest District Council - Scrutiny Inquiry
August 2005 Renfrewshire Council
July 2005

Pendle Borough Council

June 2005

Sefton Borough Council - Scrutiny Panel Inquiry

May 2005 Nuneaton & Bedworth Council
April 2005

North Tyneside Council
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Swansea City Council - Telecoms Forum Meeting
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council - Telecoms Working Group Meeting

March 2005 Stirling Council
February 2005 Birmingham City Council - Scrutiny Panel Inquiry
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
North Lanarkshire Council
Liverpool City Council
January 2005 London Borough of Lewisham
Worthing Borough Council
November 2004 West Berkshire - Roundtable Meeting
Leicester City Council
Trafford Borough Council
Stroud District Council
October 2004

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

September 2004 Gravesham Borough Council
Maidstone Borough Council
July 2004 Gateshead Council
Preston City Council
May 2004 West Berkshire District Council - Roundtable meeting
April 2004 North Norfolk District Council
West Oxfordshire District Council
Oldham Borough Council
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council
Peterborough City Council
March 2004 West Berkshire - Roundtable meeting
South Midlands Enforcement Officers
February 2004 Exeter City Council
January 2004 Cheltenham Borough Council - Roundtable Meeting
Edinburgh City Council - Roundtable Meeting
Stirling Council
Brighton and Hove City Council
Leeds City Council
December 2003 Swansea City Council
West Berkshire District Council
November 2003 Liverpool City Council
Mid Sussex District Council
October 2003 Cambridge City Council
September 2003 Selby District Council
Runnymede Borough Council
South Northamptonshire District Council
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
August 2003 Doncaster Borough Council
July 2003 Ballymena Borough Council
May 2003 Royal Town Planning Institute (Southern Branch)
Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
April 2003 Wokingham District Council
St Albans City & District Council
March 2003 West Lindsey District Council
Vale Royal Borough Council
Rugby District Council
NE Lincolnshire Planners Training Group
Merseyside Planning Forum
February 2003 Cheltenham Borough Council
January 2003 Gosport Borough Council
Oxford City Council
North Norfolk District Council
East Devon District Council
West Sussex Professional Development Network
November 2002

East Dunbartonshire Council
Mid Sussex District Council
Guildford Borough Council
Swansea City Council Telecoms Forum
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Bradford Metropolitan District Council

October 2002 Glasgow City Council
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Liverpool City Council
September 2002 Craigavon Council (involved representatives of 25 of the 26 Northern Ireland Councils)
London Borough of Waltham Forest
August 2002 Durham City Council
Falkirk Council
July 2002 Mid Devon District Council
Moray Council
June 2002 Stirling Council
Local Authority Telecoms Network (Harrow Council)
May 2002 Manchester City Council
The Highlands Council
April 2002 Brighton & Hove City Council
Daventry District Council (repeat)
March 2002 Shepway District Council
South Kesteven District Council.
February 2002 North Norfolk District Council
London Borough of Newham
Five regionally based presentations held in Birmingham (x2), Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh
January 2002 Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Bristol City Council (repeat)
Nine regionally based presentations held in London (x2), Croydon, Watford, Bristol, Cardiff, Wrexham, Leeds and Manchester.
December 2001 London Branch Association of Chief Estate Surveyors Portsmouth City Council
Council for National Parks
Three regionally based presentations held in Southampton, Newbury and Peterborough.

November 2001

Unstone Parish Council
Daventry District Council
Lancashire Association of Parish & Town Councils Somerset County Council
Lewes District Council
October 2001 Bolsover District Council
Herefordshire Unitary Authority
Bristol City Council
Cambridge City Council
September 2001 Sevenoaks Area Committee - Kent Association of Parish Councils
Swansea City & County Council
South Hams District Council
Warwickshire & West Midlands Association of Local Councils
August 2001 Shirebrook Borough Council
Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
July 2001 Kent Planning Officers Telecoms Group
June 2001 Kirklees Municipal Council
Hampshire County Council
May 2001

London Borough of Lewisham


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.