Local Policy Maker

Encourage the Chancellor to provide business rates relief in the Autumn Budget to put mobile infrastructure on par with fixed broadband infrastructure.

Request further reform of the planning system to bring more mobile infrastructure into the permitted development rights regime and allow for regular review of planning regulations to ensure flexibility ahead of new technologies.

Ensure your local authority nominates a digital connectivity champion to prioritise mobile and fixed broadband within local government.

Improved access to public assets

The public sector can support and accelerate mast development by allowing mobile providers to access public sites

Innovation

Encouraging partnerships between local authorities and mobile providers to trial new methods of extending mobile coverage in the area

Local planning teams

Requesting that development plans and planning teams consider mobile connectivity upfront and at the beginning of a project to ensure new developments and sites have good coverage

Local development plans

Including pro-mobile messaging in development plans, which will influence strategic approaches to mobile infrastructure deployment at the local level

Planning system

Further reforming the planning system to support the deployment of mobile infrastructure and building consistency to create certainty for mobile operators

Third party advocates

Mobile operators will not be able to overcome challenges in mast deployment independently. We require local and third party advocates who will actively support local policy changes in favour of mobile infrastructure deployment

Working with local authorities 

Encouraging conversations between mobile providers and local authorities to make
it easier for operators to deploy new infrastructure and deliver services to harder
to reach areas

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