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New Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development Welcomed by POS

Date: 24/7/2013

A new Code of Best Practice on Mobile Network Development in England has been published today, to replace the previous Code, published in 2002.

The Code provides guidance to mobile network operators, their agents and contractors, and to local planning authorities. Since the previous version of the Code was drawn up, there have been significant changes in planning policy and law, in technology, in the way we use mobile devices, and in the structure of the mobile industry. The revised Code has been developed by a Working Group consisting of representatives of: Arqiva; the Department for Communities and Local Government; the Department for Culture Media and Sport; the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; English Heritage; the Mobile Operators Association; National Parks England; and the Planning Officers Society. 

Mike Kiely, President of POS said: "The 2002 Code has served us well, but more than ten years later is in need of updating to reflect the changes in the planning regime and developments in mobile technology. We have worked hard to ensure the planning essentials of minimised environmental impact and visual intrusion are maintained without preventing the appropriate development of mobile infrastructure, which is integral to society today."

MikeKiley_Pres_web3.jpgMike Kiely

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