Cherrydown East - road layout project and reconfiguration

Matt Parkyn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Essex County Council

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Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Essex County Council.

Dear Essex County Council,

I am writing to you as the highways authority and client for this project.

Please provide me with the following documents for this project

Detailed layout plans
Designer's road safety risk assessment for the new road layout
Projected traffic flow analysis including buses entering send exiting the depot
Environmental impact assessment

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Matthew Parkyn

Lillian Denhart, Information Governance Assistant, Essex County Council

Thank you for your recent request for information.

Your request is covered by the Environmental Information Regulations, which requires us to respond within 20 working days.

We will determine and let you know whether we hold the information you have requested and consider whether we are able to release the information or if it is exempt from disclosure.

ECC does not usually charge for providing information to its requestors as the provision of electronic copies is negligible, however under certain circumstances we may have to do so if providing the information costs more than £25. We will let you know before we do any work that would incur a charge.

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Please contact me if you would like further advice or assistance about your request, or your right to access information held by Essex County Council.

Yours sincerely,

Lillian Denhart
Your Right To Know
Essex County Council
T: 033301 38989
E: [email address]
W: www.essex.gov.uk

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Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Thank you for your request for information. Please find our response to
your request on the accompanying document(s).

 

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Lillian Denhart

Your Right To Know

Essex County Council

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Dear Your Right To Know,

Thank you for your partial respond to my request.

The Stage 1 Road Safety Audit report you've disclosed was written in 2018 and is still in draft. Please provide the currrent, and final, Stage 1 Road Safety Audit report for this project.

Futhermore, you don't appear to have responded to the last two points of my request:

- Projected traffic flow analysis including buses entering send exiting the depot
- Environmental impact assessment

I look forward to receiving your response at your earlist convenience.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Matthew Parkyn

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email.

We have this morning forwarded your email to the Dept. that provided the information sent to you in response to your initial request.

We will respond to your email once we have received further communication from them in reply to the points you have raised.

Kind Regards

Trevor Anthony-Jones
Your Right To Know
Information Governance Team
Essex County Council
T: 0333 301 38989
E: [email address]
W: www.essex.gov.uk

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Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

Dear Dr Parkin,

Further to your email dated 5th April, I have sought clarification on your further queries and have been provided with the following information:

The Stage 1 Road Safety Audit report you've disclosed was written in 2018 and is still in draft. Please provide the current, and final, Stage 1 Road Safety Audit report for this project.

- This is the only version that we are in possession of, however the document is signed off.

- Projected traffic flow analysis including buses entering send exiting the depot

- We do not possess this as stated in the response. The Public Consultation report provided is information which we are in possession, which includes the road nearest to the site at Cherrydown. In any case it would not be appropriate for the County Council to provide information relating to someone’s private business if such data was available.

- Environmental impact assessment

- All environmental work was undertaken by Basildon Borough Council as part of their early Masterplan work, we are merely following on from that. The Public Consultation report provided encompasses some elements found in an EIA in any case. As is required for an EIR, we have provided the information that we are in possession of.

Hopefully this will conclude your enquiry.

Kind Regards

Trevor Anthony-Jones
Your Right To Know
Information Governance Team
Essex County Council
T: 0333 301 38989
E: [email address]
W: www.essex.gov.uk

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Dear Essex County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Essex County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cherrydown East - road layout project and reconfiguration'.

The grounds for requesting this review are as follows:

Point 1:

Your reply on the 7th April 2020 states that the draft RSA Stage 1 report from 2018 is the only version ECC hold but the report has been signed off. This is surprising because there is no evidence of the report being signed off by ECC or that the matters for further consideration during detailed design phase have been addressed.

This suggests that further, more up to date, plans and reports exist. Could these please be disclosed as per my original request?

Point 2:

I requested details of the traffic flow analysis and modelling completed for this scheme but there appears to have been a misunderstanding regarding what I am requesting.

The scheme in question will convert Cherrydown East and the associated junctions from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. Traffic from other roads changed by the scheme will now use this road and the number of vehicles using Cherrydown East will increase.

Traffic flow modelling should have been undertaken during the design phase to ensure that the increased traffic and new layout on this road could be safely accommodated. Would AECOM not have needed this data and modelling when conducting the RSA for this scheme?

Please disclose the reports/findings of the traffic flow analysis and modelling for this scheme as per my original request.

Point 3:

In your reply to my request for the EIA for this scheme you replied:

‘All environmental work was undertaken by Basildon Borough Council as part of their early Masterplan work, we are merely following on from that. The Public Consultation report provided encompasses some elements found in an EIA in any case. As is required for an EIR, we have provided the information that we are in possession of.’

As the environmental work conducted by Basildon Borough Council was relied upon by ECC when planning
this scheme, the information should be in your possession. Please provide the Basildon Borough Council Masterplan environmental work that ECC considered when planning and designing this scheme.
Please also provide the Public Consultation report you refer to, as this was not disclosed by you to date.

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

Yours faithfully,

Dr Matt Parkyn

Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

Dear Sir or Madam,

Your Internal Review Request:

Thank you for your request to review our handling of your recent request for information reference ECC8548224 02 20, received by us on 24/02/2020.

We will review the handling of your request and respond with our formal decision on the aspects you have asked us to consider within 20 working days.

Please contact me if you would like further advice or assistance about your request, review or your right to access information held by us.

Yours sincerely

Lillian Denhart
Your Right To Know
Essex County Council
T: 033301 38989
E: [email address]
W: www.essex.gov.uk

For advice on Essex County Council’s response to the current Coronavirus situation please visit www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus or our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/essexcor...

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Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

Good Morning,

We are writing to update you on the progress of your request for information.

Unfortunately we have not been able to process your request within the statutory timescale as set out in the Act. We are treating your overdue request as a priority and I hope to have a response with you soon.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to attend County Hall and are working from home. This has impacted our ability to access data where the network cannot sustain in excess of 8000 staff all working remotely, or where data is held locally by staff in hard copy format.

In addition, our staff are focussed on supporting the front-line delivery of our services, for example social care and public health to protect the most vulnerable in society, and are not always able to provide to us with data for responding to requests as they normally would. We would like to apologise for this disruption to our service and assure you that we will continue to process requests, however it is likely there will be a delay in our response to you.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your request and be assured we are doing everything we can to provide you with a response as quickly as possible.

Yours sincerely

Lillian Denhart
Your Right To Know
Essex County Council
T: 033301 38989
E: [email address]
W: www.essex.gov.uk

For advice on Essex County Council’s response to the current Coronavirus situation please visit www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus or our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/essexcor...

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Your Right To Know, Essex County Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

Thank you for your request for an Internal Review. Please find our
response to your request in the accompanying document(s).

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Lillian Denhart

Your Right to Know

Essex County Council

Telephone: 033301 38989

E-mail: [email address]

 

For advice on Essex County Council’s response to the current Coronavirus
situation please visit www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus or our Facebook group
[1]https://www.facebook.com/groups/essexcor...

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