Question to the Home Office:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many mobile phone mast sites being built under the Emergency Services Network in High Peak (a) are being built with the capacity for multi-occupancy and (b) have a confirmed second tenant.
I can confirm there will be 3 new EE sites and 3 planned Extended Area Service (EAS) sites located in the constituency of High Peak as part of the Emergency Services Network (ESN).
All new EE sites are being built and delivered to agreed Home Office timeframes and where possible will go live earlier to support commercial coverage. Two of the three EE sites in High Peak have planning permission. Commercial services are not currently provided from these masts as they have not yet been activated, but it is EE’s intention to do so when the sites are live.
In respect of EAS sites I can confirm that there are currently 3 sites proposed in High Peak, two of these are located at Snake Pass, and the other at Howden Reservoir. This may reduce to 2 pending planning authority engagement on site locations as 1 nominal location (Howden Reservoir) is close to the High Peak Constituency boundary and may move outside. These sites are in the early stages of Acquisition & Design and therefore none have Heads Of Terms or planning permission approved and therefore have not progressed into build thus far.
To provide the necessary coverage for the emergency services, EE is building over 500 new sites. Up to 291 of these new sites will transfer to the Home Office at contract end. EE is paid a fixed fee for the ESN service and as such there is no site-by-site subsidy for these 291 sites. EE is making available early and extensive details of all shareable new sites, including locations, to other mobile network operators as soon as they have planning permission and terms have been agreed with the landlord. EE has provided details of 350 sites to date.
Separately the Home Office, through the EAS project, are delivering circa 292 individual sites. I would also like to reassure you that the Home Office has been proactive in seeking to build masts that support multi-operator use where practicable. The Home Office provided an initial generic cost for EAS site build as part of the programme full business case however, given we are at the early stages of initial build cost assessments for EAS sites that are now working their way towards build instruction, we have no approved costs at this time and therefore no data to provide actuals. The same applies to the sites in early acquisition and design phase for the specific High Peak Area detailed
Finally I thought it helpful to remind you that ESN is designed to, first and foremost, deliver a ‘blue-light’ communications service.
Found: across the countryside do not have access to 4G mobile coverage from all operators. Only 18% of people
2. MOBILE NETWORK COVERAGE AND THE EMERGENCY SERVICE NETWORK
17/01/2017 - Early Day Motions
Found: the potential of the Emergency Services Network significantly to improve mobile geographic coverage across
3. Proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage
27/08/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: to support the
deployment of 5G and
4. An introduction to the structure of UK telecommunications sector
05/12/2019 - Cabinet Office
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market, which collectively make up the ‚UK Network™
Chapter 3: Threats to Continuity
Found: evidence - Mobile UK Written Evidence submitted by Mobile UK (RBD0041) About Mobile UK1.
1. Covid-19 Update
05/05/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement - Speech Link
2: the NHS is not overwhelmed and expanded testing capacity to over 100,000 tests a day. As a Government, - Speech Link
3: our brave NHS and care staff? I say to the Secretary of State that clapping and campaigns for medals are - Speech Link
2. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill
24/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: the lockdowns, this nation’s telecommunications network has provided information and enabled education; - Speech Link
2: add a new clause to the Bill requiring the Secretary of State to commission a review of the impact of the - Speech Link
3. Oral Answers to Questions
08/02/2021 - Commons Chamber
1: Lossiemouth and the wider Moray community his home. Will the Home Secretary agree to meet me to look at the considerable - Speech Link
2: welcome the brilliant work of my hon. Friend’s Department, putting more bobbies on the beat in Darlington - Speech Link
3: committed to supporting everyone through this pandemic. Many of the wide-ranging covid-19 measures the Government - Speech Link
4. Shared Rural Network
28/10/2019 - Commons Chamber
1: our recent announcement about the shared rural network. Last month, this Government announced £5 billion - Speech Link
5. Oral Answers to Questions
10/12/2020 - Commons Chamber
1: indemnity fund so event organisers can plan for the second half of 2021 without the financial risk posed by - Speech Link
2: are also working on more specific areas, including high fat, salt and sugar advertising, and establishing - Speech Link
3: retailers, who pay significant taxes and employ so many people, lose out. Can the Minister confirm that - Speech Link