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How can planning help digital connectivity? (online event) – 8 May 2024, 10am-11:30am

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and the Local Government Association are coming together to host a series of webinars for Local Authorities on digital connectivity.

These information sessions will discuss the benefits of digital connectivity, provide useful information for supporting the rollout of digital infrastructure and provide an opportunity to answer questions. Each webinar will focus on a different theme or topic related to digital connectivity and will feature industry experts as well as officers from local authorities.

This is the final webinar in the series, and will:

  • Provide insights into the vital role of planning in progressing the digital connectivity agenda.
  • Understand the barriers preventing consistency in planning and how to overcome these.
  • Suggest ways in which operators and planning departments can work together more effectively to ensure that planning applications can be processed quickly and with minimal effort.

Who are the speakers?

  • Mark Hill, Head of Development Management, North York Moors National Park Authority.
  • Will Osborne, National Planning Manager, Mobile Broadband Network Limited and Member of the Mobile Infrastructure Forum.
  • Peter Hughes, Delivery Director, Wireless Infrastructure Group and Member of the Mobile Infrastructure Forum.
  • Phil Johnson, Portfolio Manager, Architecture & Engineering, CityFibre

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at planning officers and councillors with relevant portfolios.

To register you interest please complete this booking form.

Please note the webinar will take place on Microsoft Teams and joining instructions will be shared a week prior to the event. Attendance will be registered by both DSIT and LGA. The full list of speakers will be confirmed closer to the date.