Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

1. - Which (if any) mobile phone companies, have approached Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council ("the Council") with proposals for the introduction of 3G, 4G or 5G technology,including:
(a) masts and/or
(b) smaller transmitters / transceivers in the borough?

2. - Has 3G, 4G or 5G technology already been introduced, within the borough?

3. - If 3G, 4G or 5G technology has already been permitted by the Council, within the borough, please provide full details of the locations of ALL masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers

4. - How many lamp posts are being (or are planned to be) utilised as 3G, 4G or 5G transmitters / transceivers?

5. - How many telegraph poles are being (or are planned to be) utilised as 3G, 4G or 5G transmitters / transceivers?

6. - What activities, if any, has the Council already carried out in relation to rolling out 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough and what is the cost of this so far?

7. - Who is funding the cost of rolling out 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough?

8. - Has the Council received any incentive payments for adopting 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough, and, if so, please provide FULL details of all monies concerned together with FULL details concerning who has offered and/or provided these payments?

9. - What health and safety data has the Council considered in relation to the safe use of 3G, 4G or 5G in populated areas?

10. - What specific health and safety concerns on plant, animal and human life in relation to exposure to 3G, 4G or 5G high energy electromagnetic radiation has the Council considered?

11. - Please provide details of ALL health and safety reviews conducted, by the Council, in relation to the use of 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough.

12. - What effects does the Council anticipate that the introduction of 3G, 4G or 5G masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers may have on the health and well-being of the residents of the borough?

13. - What effects does the Council anticipate that the introduction of 3G, 4G or 5G masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers may have on the health and well-being of pets, wild animals, insects and plant life?

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Paul Cardin

Our ref: 22513

Dear Mr Cardin

Acknowledgement of Request

Subject: 3G, 4G and 5G plans

Thank you for your request for information received on 28/02/2019. I can confirm that your request will be processed under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Environmental Information Regulations (Scotland) 2004, or the INSPIRE (Scotland) Regulations 2009.

You will receive the information requested within 20 working days unless the Council does not hold the information, or there is a reason for it to be withheld. We will write to you in any event. This means we have until 28/03/2019 to respond to your request.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case we will let you know.

If you have any requirements regarding the format any information should be supplied in, e.g. the language to be used, audio, large print and so on, then please let me know.

If you have any queries or concerns, do not hesitate to get in touch. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details. The disclosure log is available at the following link: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175....

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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For those interested, link to a letter from Doctors and Scientists highlighting the dangers of 5G:

http://www.5gappeal.eu/scientists-and-do...

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Paul Cardin

[FOI #557058 email]

Our ref: 22513

Dear Mr Cardin

Request for Clarification

Subject: 3G, 4G and 5G plans

Thank you for your request for information of 28/02/2019 in which you asked the following:

Q1. Which (if any) mobile phone companies, have approached Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council ("the Council") with proposals for the introduction of 3G, 4G or 5G technology,including:
(a) masts and/or
(b) smaller transmitters / transceivers in the borough?

Unfortunately, we cannot identify the information you have requested from the details you have provided. To help us meet your request, could you please provide the following:

Please can you confirm that your request relates to information which may be held by the City of Edinburgh Council rather than Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council.

On receipt of these further details, we will respond to your request within 20 working days. Please note that the statutory 20 working day deadline for responding to your request does not start until we receive the requested clarification from you.

If we do not hear from you within 40 working days, we will assume that you are no longer seeking the information you have requested and we will take no further action.

If you wish to discuss further, please get in touch. Please quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely,

Iain Burden
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Apologies, my request relates to City of Edinburgh Council,

Yours faithfully,

Paul Cardin

City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Paul Cardin

[FOI #557058 email]

Our ref: 22513

Dear Mr Cardin

Request for Clarification - Receipt

Subject: 3G, 4G and 5G Plans

Thank you for providing clarification on the above request for information of 28/02/2019. We will respond to your request within 20 working days. Please note that the statutory 20 working day deadline for responding to your request starts upon receipt of clarification. This means we have until 30/04/2019 to respond to your request.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details.

Further information about your rights and accessing information is available on our website at: www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Iain Burden
Information Rights Officer

Information Governance Unit
Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340
[Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Information Rights Officer 1, City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Paul Cardin

[1][FOI #557058 email]

Our ref: 22513

 

Dear Mr Cardin

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Partial Release of
Information

Subject: 3G, 4G and 5G Plans

Thank you for your request for information of 28/02/2019 and your
subsequent clarification of 01/04/2019, which has been processed under the
terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Unfortunately,
the Council is only able to meet part of your request; this information is
released to you now in the format requested.

You asked the following:

Q1. Which (if any) mobile phone companies, have approached the City of
Edinburgh Council ('the Council') with proposals for the introduction of
3G, 4G or 5G technology, including:
(a) masts and/or
(b) smaller transmitters / transceivers in the borough?

A1. All ‘Prior Notification of Telecommunication’ (PNT) applications are
publicly available on the Council’s Planning Portal at:

[2]https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/...

From there, you can see who the applicant was, however we do not hold data
on whether it is relating to 3G, 4G, 5G, etc. You can search by using
keywords, map or application type using the ‘Advanced Search’ function at:

[3]https://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/...

Under the terms of the Act, a request for information can be refused where
one or more of the exemptions listed in the Act apply. In this instance,
the Council is claiming an exemption under section 25 of the Act because
the information is ‘otherwise accessible’.

If you do have difficulty in accessing the information or if you have any
queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
above.

 

In addition we have provided the table below which indicates the list of
sites we currently monitor on a six-monthly basis.

 

   MICROWAVE MONITORING: 6 MONTHLY CHECKS

CLIENT SITE LOCATION OPERATOR
City of Edinburgh    
Council
ECCDEV Cables Wynd House Vodafone

Cables Wynd, EH6 6DQ
ECCDEV City Chambers CEC Radio

253 High Street, EH1 1YT
CELLNET Firrhill High School BT Cellnet

Oxgangs Road North, EH14
1DP
VODAFONE Grassmarket Vodafone
CELLNET Bingham Park Telephonica UK LTD (O2)

Bingham Avenue, EH15 1DP
ORANGE Lochend House Orange

Restalrig Gardens, EH7 6HJ
VODAFONE Lothian Road Vodafone
ORANGE Moredun House Orange

Carrington Road, EH4 1QR
VODAFONE Princes Street Vodafone
CELLNET Royal Lyceum Theatre BT Cellnet

Grindlay Street, EH3 9AX
ECCDEV Silverknowes Golf Course T-Mobile

Silverknowes Road, EH4 5EY
ORANGE Wauchope House Orange

Greendykes Road, EH16 4EX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In sum, we adhere to planning regulations for mobile phone masts that
require planning permission (available on the portal link above) but we
don’t hold information about all mobile phone masts.

Q2. Has 3G, 4G or 5G technology already been introduced, within the
borough?

Q3. If 3G, 4G or 5G technology has already been permitted by the Council,
within the borough, please provide full details of the locations of ALL
masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers

Q4. How many lamp posts are being (or are planned to be) utilised as 3G,
4G or 5G transmitters / transceivers?

Q5. How many telegraph poles are being (or are planned to be) utilised as
3G, 4G or 5G transmitters / transceivers?

Q6. What activities, if any, has the Council already carried out in
relation to rolling out 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough and what is the cost
of this so far?

A6. As stated above, we adhere to planning regulations for mobile phone
masts that require planning permission (available on the portal link
above) but we don’t hold information about all mobile phone masts.

Q7. Who is funding the cost of rolling out 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough?

Q8. Has the Council received any incentive payments for adopting 3G, 4G or
5G in the borough, and, if so, please provide FULL details of all monies
concerned together with FULL details concerning who has offered and/or
provided these payments?

Q9. What health and safety data has the Council considered in relation to
the safe use of 3G, 4G or 5G in populated areas?

Q10. What specific health and safety concerns on plant, animal and human
life in relation to exposure to 3G, 4G or 5G high energy electromagnetic
radiation has the Council considered?

Q11. Please provide details of ALL health and safety reviews conducted, by
the Council, in relation to the use of 3G, 4G or 5G in the borough.

Q12. What effects does the Council anticipate that the introduction of 3G,
4G or 5G masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers may have on the
health and well-being of the residents of the borough?

Q13. What effects does the Council anticipate that the introduction of 3G,
4G or 5G masts and smaller transmitters / transceivers may have on the
health and well-being of pets, wild animals, insects and plant life?

A2 to A5 and A7 to A13. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with
the information requested because it is not held by the Council. 

Other than what is already published on the Council’s Planning Portal and
the table provided above, there is no other relevant recorded information
held which is within scope of your request.

Please note that this letter constitutes a notice under section 17 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the
Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under
the freedom of information legislation. This information will be made
available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal
details. The disclosure log is available at the following link:
[4]http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/homepage/175...

Your right to seek a review

I appreciate that our decision may disappoint you and I am sorry that we
have not been able to release all the information you requested on this
occasion. If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request,
you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to:

Head of Strategy & Insight

The City of Edinburgh Council

Waverley Court Business Centre 2:1

4, East Market Street

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG or,

Email: [5][email address]  

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email,
letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt
of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to
your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the
Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit
your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review
response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

Website: [6]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Email: [7][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Mark Hepworth

Information Rights Officer

 

 

Information Governance Unit

Level 2:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340

[8][Edinburgh City Council request email]   [9]www.edinburgh.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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