TEP undertook ecological surveys for radio masts that have been approved in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The National Park Authority’s Planning Committee granted approval for the Home Office to build two telecommunications masts in Upper Swaledale and in nearby Birkdale.
This is part of a major national upgrade of the emergency services’ communications network.
The mast in Upper Swaledale, near Crow Trees Farm, will be a lattice mast, making it capable of hosting several commercial mobile phone operators in addition to the emergency services.
The mast on Birkdale Common will be a telegraph pole, which will be capable of hosting one commercial operator.