Car Parking within Chichester

Andrew Hooper made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Chichester District Council

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Dear Chichester District Council,

I would be greatful if you please supply copies of the following:

1. All information available concerning the proposed introduction of car parking charges within Chichester on Sundays.

2. What the expected income and costs incurred by CDC will be for introducing and enforcing these charges?

3. What impact assessment has been undertaken on the affect on the City of introducing these charges?

4. All information available concerning the Chichester Festival Theatre's proposal to CDC for evening parking charges to be introduced.

5. How much financial and other support does CDC provide the Chichester Festival Theatre this financial year and what is planned for future financial years?

6. All information available concerning the car parking at Chichester Rugby Club in Oaklands Park; particulalry the sub-contracting of this car park to the University of Chichester.

7. What income does CDC receive by the sub-contracting of the Rugby Club car park to the University?

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Hooper

Dear Chichester District Council,

My address for correspondence concerning this request is:

[address removed]
Chichester
West Sussex
[postcode removed]

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Hooper

Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

Dear Mr. Hooper,

I confirm receipt of your Freedom of Information request which will be
answered within 20 working days (by the 29 November 2011).

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Blunden
FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council
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Dear Marilyn Blunden,

When you provide the information requested, could you please clarify what consultation was undertaken with Chichester City Council concerning the package of Sunday car parking charges which CDC intends to implement. If no such consultation was undertaken could you please state this.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hooper

Dear Chichester District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Chichester District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Car Parking within Chichester'.

By law, Chichester District Council should normally have responded promptly and by 1 December 2011.

Please explain why Chichester District Council has failed to comply with the FOI legislation?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ca...

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Hooper

Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

Dear Mr Hooper,

 

I am sorry to hear that you have not yet received our response to your
Freedom of Information request. This was sent in the post to the address
you supplied, as you requested. If this has still not arrived in the post
today, we would be happy to either send another copy in the post, or we
can send it to an email address of your choice.

 

Many thanks,

Marilyn Blunden

FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council

Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 |
[email address] | [1]http://www.chichester.gov.uk

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Dear Marilyn Blunden,

Thank you for a prompt reply. I will confirm when the information arrives.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hooper

Dear Chichester District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Chichester District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Car Parking within Chichester'.

Your response to my request, in a number of areas, states that all the information I seek is available on the CDC website. Firstly, I do not believe this to be true and secondly the Information Commissioner's Office considers that the minimum standard for your response should be the URL of the webpages concerned.

I cannot find anywhere, for example, the correspondance between the Chichester Festival Theatre and CDC concerning the Theatre's proposal to share evening car parking revenues with CDC.

Furthermore, a number of your responses are comments without the information requested being provided. For example, if no impact assessment has been made on the planned introduction of car parking charges, who took this decision and how is it documented. What is CDC's criteria for an impact assessment since one was undertaken for the introduction of much smaller car parking charges in Midhurst.

Also, clearly there has been correspondnace with Chichester Rugby Club about their subcontracting their car park to raise revenue from the University and not to pass this revenue onto CDC. This correspondance does not appear to be anywhere on your website. Please provide all this information as requested.

Concerning the expected £180,000 that Sunday car parking is expected to raise. Can you please provide a copy of this calculation and details of how it was made and the expected £29,000 of costs that it will incur. Can you please provide correspondance with WSCC that agrees to share these costs even though WSCC does not charge for on-street parking on Sundays.

For clarity, is the £29,000 costs incurred shared £14,500 each by CDC and WSCC or otherwise what are the costs to each.

Please provide a copy of the SLA agreement and break clause provisions with the Festival Theatre.

Concerning consulation with Chichester City Council, when was the Council consulted about the current car parking Order allowing CDC to charge all day, every day? Please provide full copies of the corresponadance when this consultation was undertaken.

All responses to this FOI can be placed online rather than sent to me.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ca...

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Hooper

Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

Dear Mr. Hooper,

Thank you for your email. I have registered your request for an internal review and forwarded your email to the appropriate department.

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Blunden
FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council
Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 | [email address] | http://www.chichester.gov.uk
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Dear Marilyn Blunden,

My request for an Internal Review seems to be taking a long time ie. is outside the time limits of good practice set by the Information Commissioner's Freedom of Information Good Practice Guidance No. 5.

Please explain who is the person undertaking this review and why it is taking so long?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hooper

Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

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Dear Mr. Hooper,

Thank you for your email.
Your request for an Internal Review was received in this office on the 5 December 2011 and Mrs D. Shepherd, Director of Corporate Services, replied on the 20 December 2011.
I have attached a copy of her reply for your information.

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Blunden
FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council
Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 | [email address] | http://www.chichester.gov.uk
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Dear Marilyn Blunden,

Thank you for this information which was never forwarded to me.

I requested a copy of the SLA between CDC and the Chichester Festival Theatre, which has not been supplied.

I would also be grateful to receive by email copies of the five Executive related documents referenced at the end of Diane Shepherd's letter. As these may be relvent to Tuesday's Council Meeting, I would appreciate copies of these on or before Monday. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hooper

Dear Marilyn Blunden,

Diane Shepherd states in her response para.3 that CDC has not been a party to the agreement between Chichester Rugby Club and the University to lease its part of Oaklands Park for £6,000 for car parking.

This is untrue. CDC is a party to this agreement and specifically sanctioned its approval by signing "for and on behalf of the District Council of Chichester".

Please provides copies of all documentation, notes & correspondence concerning this matter. Specifically, who approved to give away any financial benefit that CDC could have gained for the benefit of the Rugby Club?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Hooper

Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

15 Atodiad

 

Dear Mr. Hooper,

 

Please find attached the reports for 9 June 2009 and 6 October 2009 with
associated appendices as requested. I will forward the other reports in a
separate email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Marilyn Blunden

FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council

Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 |
[email address] | http://www.chichester.gov.uk

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Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

5 Atodiad

 

Dear Mr. Hooper,

 

These are copies of the remaining committee documents you requested.

 

Yours sincerely,

   

Marilyn Blunden

FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council

Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 |
[1][email address] | [2]http://www.chichester.gov.uk

[3]www.facebook.com/ChichesterDistrictCouncil |
[4]www.twitter.com/ChichesterDC

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Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

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Dear Mr. Hooper,

Please find attached the SLA document as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Blunden
FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council
Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 | [email address] | http://www.chichester.gov.uk
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Marilyn Blunden, Chichester District Council

Dear Mr. Hooper,

I refer to your email of the 23 January 2012.

The Car Park adjoining the Rugby Clubhouse was constructed by the Rugby
Club many years ago when the Clubhouse was built.  If it had not been
constructed by the Rugby Club it would not be available for use.  The car
park comprises park of the premises demised to the Rugby Club and it is
the Rugby Club, not the District Council, that is able to arrange use by
another party as permitted by the lease.  The Rugby Club had previously
permitted staff of the Nuffield hospital to use the car park as
specifically permitted by the lease and the District Council were made a
party to the Licence to the University to confirm the Council's agreement
to the change of licensee.  As the lease to the Rugby Club permitted use
of the car park by another party the Council did not have reasonable
grounds to object to the new Licence.

As previously advised the terms for the Licence were negotiated between
the Rugby Club and the University and the Council was not a party to those
discussion and does not therefore hold any correspondence from that time
relating to those discussions and negotiations.

Yours sincerely,

Marilyn Blunden

FOI Co-ordinator

Chichester District Council

Tel: 01243 785166 ext 5164 | Fax: 01243 776766 |
[email address] | [1]http://www.chichester.gov.uk

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