To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the locations are of the Emergency Service Network sites that are planned to be deployed in Angus; when those masts will become operational; and which of those sites will enable mobile network operators other than EE to make use of those new sites.
The new Emergency Services Network (ESN) is the next-generation critical communications system that allows the police, fire and rescue and ambulance services to operate safely, collaborate and innovate. ESN represents value for money for the taxpayer through delivering steady state savings of over £200m pa compared to Airwave.
There will be a total of 13 sites as part of new ESN in Angus. EE have already activated 1 site which is near the village of Farnell, south of Brechin.
The remaining 12 sites are being built by the Home Office led Extended Area Service (EAS) Programme and the details you have requested can be seen in the table below. The Programme is currently agreeing terms with EE in regards activation of all EAS sites.
*Passive build means that the site is completed but not yet activated. The Home Office is currently unable to give timeframes for activation.
|Location - Nearest Town/Village||Site Progress Status||Structure Type||Sharable to Multiple Operators||Passive Build Complete Forecast*|
|Rottal, Glenclover||In build||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Sep-19|
|Glen Esk||Planning approved. Waiting legal completion||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Mar-20|
|Tarfside, Glen Esk||Site Feasibility Carried Out||3rd Party Tower||Not known||Jul-20|
|Glen Lethnot||Site Feasibility Carried Out||3rd Party Tower||Not known||Jul-20|
|Glen Prosen||Planning approved. Waiting legal completion||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Mar-20|
|Glen Prosen/Dykehead||Legally complete. Start on site Q3 2019||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Nov-19|
|Tarfside, Glen Esk||Planning approved. Waiting legal completion||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Mar-20|
|Edzell||Passive build complete forecast 31st July 2019||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Jul-19|
|Blackwater Resevoir||Passive build complete forecast 31st July 2019||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Jul-19|
|Craigiemeg||Legally complete. Start on site Q3 2019||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Nov-19|
|Folda||Agreeing terms with Site Provider||Shareable Lattice Tower||Yes||Sep-20|
|Balintore||Site Feasibility Carried Out||3rd Party Tower||Not known||Jul-20|