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After some research, I am aware that there may be serious errors or even possible fraudulent material in telecoms planning applications across the UK. These issues may go back several years. This letter is an honourable sharing of information and knowledge in the public interest.
General Permitted Development Rights
To apply for a telecoms application to be determined under Prior Approval (GPDO), a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) must be licensed by Ofcom. This requires that the Applicant MNO is listed on the Ofcom "Register of persons with powers under the Electronic Communications Code".
None of the companies below is named on the current Register (4 September 2023) and all have been named as Applicant or Operator or in the ICNIRP self-certificate (see below).
- Cignal Infrastructure (UK) Limited; or Cignal Infrastructure Limited UK
- CK Hutchison (UK) Ltd
- Three UK Ltd
- 3 UK Ltd
- H3G Ltd
- H3G LTE
Declaration of ICNIRP Compliance
In addition to that requirement, all operating telecoms masts must comply with emissions guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). For that, a MNO must make a self-certificated declaration of compliance (see NPPF 10/117).
As a public safety measure, due diligence by the LPA should ensure that each one is valid. In other words the MNO operator must be on the above mentioned Register and on Companies House shown as being "Active".
The declarations (ICNIRP self-certificate) included with many applications are made by companies that do not exist, for example:
Thus far my analysis is only partial, you are invited to continue the research to other companies.
- "Three UK limited" was dissolved compulsorily by Companies House in 2015.
- "H3G Limited" was voluntarily dissolved in 2014.
Clearly masts must have a valid ICNIRP certificate and can be operated only by Ofcom registered companies throughout their life.
Steps must be taken immediately by LPAs to identify all non-compliant masts, deactivate and remove them.