Copies of all correspondence between Tesco and the Council regarding proposed changes to Sedgwick Street

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

I note that you have just issued a proposed Traffic Regulation Order which would permit Tesco to change its loading habits. Tesco were well aware of the restrictions when they moved in, and have operated the store accordingly for around 10 years. It is normally for an applicant to adjust the surroundings and not the other way around.

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/reside...
See: "Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0523)"

Please would you supply copies of:

- All correspondence (e-mails, letters, transcripts of telephone calls, internal meeting minutes, etc.) between Tesco and the Council regarding any proposal to change the delivery arrangements to their store on Mill Road, the result of which is the proposed TRO. As I imagine Tesco may have made requests to this effect since the introduction of their store, this request should be treated as going back as far as any time subsequent to the opening of store in Wednesday, August 26 2009. In the event that this will take the request above the maximum cost for dealing with an FoI request, please work backwards from most recent correspondence.

- Details of how the proposed change is to be funded, in particular whether Tesco are proposing to contribute to any part of or all of the cost.

- The total cost of the changes, including officer time and legal/administrative costs relating to the TRO process.

Yours faithfully,

Martin L-S

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Martin

Re: Freedom of Information Request 1012088

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days; ie by 7th March.

Should we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Martin

 

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: FOI_1012088

 

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act. Please find our response below.

 

 

I note that you have just issued a proposed Traffic Regulation Order which
would permit Tesco to change its loading habits. Tesco were well aware of
the restrictions when they moved in, and have operated the store
accordingly for around 10 years. It is normally for an applicant to adjust
the surroundings and not the other way around.

[1]https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/reside...

See: "Proposed TRO (Reference Number PR0523)"

 

Please would you supply copies of:

- All correspondence (e-mails, letters, transcripts of telephone calls,
internal meeting minutes, etc.) between Tesco and the Council regarding
any proposal to change the delivery arrangements to their store on Mill
Road, the result of which is the proposed TRO. As I imagine Tesco may have
made requests to this effect since the introduction of their store, this
request should be treated as going back as far as any time subsequent to
the opening of store in Wednesday, August 26 2009. In the event that this
will take the request above the maximum cost for dealing with an FoI
request, please work backwards from most recent correspondence.

- Details of how the proposed change is to be funded, in particular
whether Tesco are proposing to contribute to any part of or all of the
cost.

- The total cost of the changes, including officer time and
legal/administrative costs relating to the TRO process.

 

In response to your question, the proposed Traffic Regulation Order has
been requested by Tesco as a means to benefit residents by improving the
traffic flow from their premises, in this case the applicant has made this
request to adjust the surroundings by applying for the TRO.

 

In terms of correspondence - Other than the application received on the
27th June 2018, there have been no telephone calls, emails or written
correspondence regarding this scheme and no internal meetings.

Tesco are covering the full cost of their application. As this scheme is
still in the proposed stage, our anticipated costs for the scheme are as
follows;

• £6222.20 for works required. This includes all the electrical work and
disconnections required.

• £791.70 for CCC officer time and standard charges for policy and
regulation.

• £1000.00 for traffic regulation orders press advertising costs (which
need to be advertised in local newspaper as part of the statutory
process).

Total - £8013.90 (Excluding VAT which will be charged at 20%)

 

 

I hope this information is helpful but if you are unhappy with the service
you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint
or request a review, you should write to Information Management, at either
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Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this e-mail.

 

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Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or via their website: [3]https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a
request until the internal review process has been completed.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Information Management Team

Tel: 01223 699137

Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3
0AP

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for replying.

You wrote:
"In terms of correspondence - Other than the application received on the 27th June 2018, there have been no telephone calls, emails or written correspondence regarding this scheme and no internal meetings."

Could you therefore kindly please include the application received? (Obviously I accept that any personal data of the person making the application may need to be redacted.) I don't believe this was included in your reply but seems to be the only thing that will properly identify Tesco's thinking and claims.

PS I find it hard to believe that there has been no discussion amongst officers. Is it really the norm that officers simply take all applications and put them out to consultation, whatever their desirability?

Yours sincerely,

Martin L-S

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Martin

Thank you for your email. Your questions have been raised with the Council's Highways service for comment, and we will provide you with a response as soon as possible.

Kind Regards,

Information Management Team
Tel: 01223 699137
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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Dear FOI,

Just wondered if there has been an update on this?

Many thanks,

Yours sincerely,

Martin L-S

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Martin

Thank you for your email, and accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your follow up questions. I have just emailed my colleagues in the Highways service asking them to provide me with a response.

I will be in touch again shortly to provide you with an update.

Kind regards

Clare Storey
Information Management Adviser

Information Management Team
Tel: 01223 699137 (Team)
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Martin L S

Please find attached the documents relating to your follow-up question dated 6th March 2019, and accept our apologies for the length of time it has taken to provide you with this.

Attached is a copy of the TRO application and a map showing where the TRO is to be introduced.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Kind regards

Information Management Team
Tel: 01223 699137
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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