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August 27, 2019

DCMS launches consultation into planning reform

Mobile UK welcomes a new consultation from DCMS that looks into much needed planning reform to assist the roll-out of mobile networks.

Commenting on the launch on the consultation Hamish MacLeod, Director at Mobile UK, said:

“The current planning system does not support the fast, efficient roll-out of 5G technology that is vital for the UK’s digital economy.  We welcome the Government looking at simplifying planning processes to deliver better connectivity, and we stand ready to work in partnership to ensure these much needed reforms happen as quickly as possible.”

Notes to Editors

  1. Mobile UK is the trade association for the UK’s mobile network operators - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.
  2. The DCMS consultation can be viewed here.

About Building Mobile Britain

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Building Mobile Britain is a campaign created by Mobile UK seeking to work with national and local government, as well as interested industry groups to overcome the challenges we face with expanding the existing mobile networks, while also developing innovative services for customers.

For further information – www.buildingmobilebritain.org.uk or #BuildingMobileBritain

Media Contacts

Gareth Elliott
Head of Policy and Communications
Tel: 07887 911 076
Email: press@mobileuk.org

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