Emergency Services Network: Angus

Home Office written question – answered on 16th July 2019.

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus

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.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

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/VillageSite Progress StatusStructure TypeSharable to Multiple OperatorsPassive Build Complete Forecast*
Rottal, GlencloverIn buildShareable Lattice TowerYesSep-19
Glen EskPlanning approved. Waiting legal completionShareable Lattice TowerYesMar-20
Tarfside, Glen EskSite Feasibility Carried Out3rd Party TowerNot knownJul-20
Glen LethnotSite Feasibility Carried Out3rd Party TowerNot knownJul-20
Glen ProsenPlanning approved. Waiting legal completionShareable Lattice TowerYesMar-20
Glen Prosen/DykeheadLegally complete. Start on site Q3 2019Shareable Lattice TowerYesNov-19
Tarfside, Glen EskPlanning approved. Waiting legal completionShareable Lattice TowerYesMar-20
EdzellPassive build complete forecast 31st July 2019Shareable Lattice TowerYesJul-19
Blackwater ResevoirPassive build complete forecast 31st July 2019Shareable Lattice TowerYesJul-19
CraigiemegLegally complete. Start on site Q3 2019Shareable Lattice TowerYesNov-19
FoldaAgreeing terms with Site ProviderShareable Lattice TowerYesSep-20
BalintoreSite Feasibility Carried Out3rd Party TowerNot knownJul-20

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