Appraisal Summary Tables Smart Motorway schemes in RIS2

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I would like to request the following information both as attachments and as links where they are publicly available:

1) The latest Appraisal Summary Tables (ASTs) for the following smart motorway schemes in RIS2:

N21 M62 Junctions 20 - 25
N27 M6 Junctions 21A-26
N36 M56 Junctions 6 - 8
C25 M40 / M42 interchange
E20 A1(M) Junctions 6 - 8
S6 M25 10 – 16 S26 M3 9 – 14

2) Any more detailed further information breaking down emissions by vehicle type

The above ASTs will contain an assessment on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and NOx emissions. Where this has been modelled, please provide any available separately held information breaking down GHG and NOx emissions into those from HGVs versus other vehicles

As the ASTs include information within the scope of the Environmental Information Regulations, I wish the request to be treated as made pursuant to those regulations.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Lush

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Goddard, Jenny, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Rebecca Lush

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Smart Motorway
schemes in RIS2 Appraisal Summary Tables dated 9^th April 2020. I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 12^th May 2020.

 

If you have any queries please contact me quoting reference number EIR
101046.

 

Kind regards

 

Jenny Goddard, Team Executive

Major Projects Delivery Services

Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
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From: Rebecca Lush <[FOI #659070 email]>
Sent: 13 April 2020 05:55
To: CCC <[Highways England request email]>; Highways England
<[Highways England request email]>; Main Inbox <[Highways England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Appraisal Summary Tables Smart
Motorway schemes in RIS2

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I would like to request the following information both as attachments and
as links where they are publicly available:

1) The latest Appraisal Summary Tables (ASTs) for the following smart
motorway schemes in RIS2:

N21 M62 Junctions 20 - 25
N27 M6 Junctions 21A-26
N36 M56 Junctions 6 - 8
C25 M40 / M42 interchange
E20 A1(M) Junctions 6 - 8
S6 M25 10 – 16 S26 M3 9 – 14

2) Any more detailed further information breaking down emissions by
vehicle type

The above ASTs will contain an assessment on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and
NOx emissions. Where this has been modelled, please provide any available
separately held information breaking down GHG and NOx emissions into those
from HGVs versus other vehicles

As the ASTs include information within the scope of the Environmental
Information Regulations, I wish the request to be treated as made pursuant
to those regulations.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Lush

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Griffiths, Ruth, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Ms Lush

 

I am writing to you regarding your request below, and to advise you that
we are in the process of gathering the information you have requested.
However, we aren’t going to be able to provide it by today’s deadline.

 

The current situation with coronavirus, and the impact this has had on our
daily business means it is taking us longer than normal to respond to some
requests.

 

My apologies for this, and the late notification. We will endeavour to
respond to you fully by 26 May.

 

Thank you for your patience.

 

Kindest Regards

 

 

 

Ruth Griffiths

Client Correspondence & Legislative Assurance Lead

MP Centre of Excellence

MP Delivery Services
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
Tel: +44 (0) 300 4704852 | Mobile: + 44 (0) 7834764653
Web: [1]https://highwaysengland.co.uk
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From: Goddard, Jenny
Sent: 15 April 2020 11:36
To: Rebecca Lush <[2][FOI #659070 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Appraisal Summary Tables
Smart Motorway schemes in RIS2 Ref: EIR 101046

 

Dear Rebecca Lush

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Smart Motorway
schemes in RIS2 Appraisal Summary Tables dated 9^th April 2020. I am
dealing with it under the terms of the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 12^th May 2020.

 

If you have any queries please contact me quoting reference number EIR
101046.

 

Kind regards

 

Jenny Goddard, Team Executive

Major Projects Delivery Services

Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
Web: [3]www.highwaysengland.co.uk

 

[4]http://share/Share/llisapi.dll/77472085/...

Please stay safe!

 

From: Rebecca Lush <[5][FOI #659070 email]>
Sent: 13 April 2020 05:55
To: CCC <[6][Highways England request email]>; Highways England
<[7][Highways England request email]>; Main Inbox
<[8][Highways England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Appraisal Summary Tables Smart
Motorway schemes in RIS2

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I would like to request the following information both as attachments and
as links where they are publicly available:

1) The latest Appraisal Summary Tables (ASTs) for the following smart
motorway schemes in RIS2:

N21 M62 Junctions 20 - 25
N27 M6 Junctions 21A-26
N36 M56 Junctions 6 - 8
C25 M40 / M42 interchange
E20 A1(M) Junctions 6 - 8
S6 M25 10 – 16 S26 M3 9 – 14

2) Any more detailed further information breaking down emissions by
vehicle type

The above ASTs will contain an assessment on Greenhouse Gases (GHG) and
NOx emissions. Where this has been modelled, please provide any available
separately held information breaking down GHG and NOx emissions into those
from HGVs versus other vehicles

As the ASTs include information within the scope of the Environmental
Information Regulations, I wish the request to be treated as made pursuant
to those regulations.

Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Lush

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Dear Ms Griffiths

Many thanks for your previous reply where you say that you hope to get back to me by 26 May. Is there any news on when I will receive the requested information?

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Lush

Griffiths, Ruth, Highways England Company Limited

Hello - I am on leave from 26 May to 29 May inclusive.

 

If you have an urgent query about PQ's, Ministerial Briefing or VMSL SIs
while I'm away, please contact Lisa Newell.

 

If you have an urgent query about FOI or EIR please contact Jenny Goddard.

 

Many Thanks

 

Ruth

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Griffiths, Ruth, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Ms Lush

Firstly, my sincere apologies for the delay in providing this information to you.

We have now completed our search for the information you requested on 13 April 2020. The Appraisal Summary Tables (AST) for the following road schemes are provided as attachments:

1. M62 Junctions 20 - 25
2. M56 Junctions 6 – 8
3. M40 / M42 interchange
4. A1(M) Junctions 6 – 8
5. M25 Junctions 10-16
6. M3 Junctions 9 – 14

The M6 Junctions 21A-26 scheme has not yet conducted an appraisal so we do not hold the information requested, therefore it falls under Regulation 12(4)(a) of the Regulations. It should be noted that none of these six road schemes have received final funding approval from Ministers.

Highways England has reviewed its records and does not hold the specific contributions made by HGVs and other vehicles for the schemes listed in your request, therefore your request falls under Regulation 12(4)(a) of the Regulations. However, Highways England’s air quality specialists have looked into this and can advise that, on average, HGVs contribute around 35% of total carbon dioxide emissions and around 9% of total NOx emissions.

We support the Government’s commitment to meeting carbon targets and we ensure that where possible we protect and maximise the contribution to the environment as part of our decision-making. The appraisal summary tables show our planned smart motorway upgrades do not have significant air quality impacts.

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request you may ask for an internal review within 40 days for Environmental Information Regulations requests. Our internal review process is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Please let me know if you have any further queries or require a print copy, quoting reference number EIR 101046

Kind regards

Ruth Griffiths,
Client Correspondence & Legislative Assurance Lead
MP Centre of Excellence
MP Delivery Services
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
Tel: +44 (0) 300 4704852 | Mobile: + 44 (0) 7834764653
Web: https://highwaysengland.co.uk
GTN: 0300 470 4852

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