Dear Forestry Commission,
Please provide any and all data associated with Doncaster Borough Council in relation to the felling of street trees on Middlefield Road in Doncaster.
Dear Mr Buxton,
Thank you for your request for information on the felling of street trees
on Middlefield Road in Doncaster, received on 17 January 2020.
It is my assessment that the information you are seeking is exempt under
section 39(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 because this
information is “environmental information”, as defined in regulation 2 of
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Your request must
therefore be considered under these Regulations.
The Regulations give requestors a right to information held by a public
body at the time a request is received. Where information is not held by a
public body there is no requirement to create the information in order to
answer a question or request, the only requirement is for the person
requesting the information to be advised that the information is not held.
Your request for information is provided below for clarity:
Please provide any and all data associated with Doncaster Borough Council
in relation to the felling of street trees on Middlefield Road in
Please find attached the information I judge to be in scope of your
request. Please note to comply with data protection regulations I have
redacted names and contact details of individuals. The documents provided
1.1 Possible illegal felling – initial email reporting the case
1.2 PW20 form filled in when initial report came in
2 Notification of alleged illegal felling to the area team
3 Another notification and internal discussion about the case
4.1 Message from Doncaster Borough Council
4.1a Picture 1 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.1b Picture 2 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.1c Picture 3 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.1d Picture 4 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.1e Picture 5 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.1f Picture 6 as evidence of the work being carried out
4.2 FC confirmation no need for felling licence to carry out work
I have tried to deal with your request as fully as possible. If you have
any questions then I would be happy to try and answer these for you.
However, should you wish to complain about the way your request has been
handled please contact:
620 Bristol Business Park
Email: [email address]
Complaints regarding non-compliance with the requirements of the open
information legislation should initially be made to the Forestry
Commission itself. We aim to resolve any complaints with you directly.
However, should the matter fail to be resolved, you may make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Further information of the role of the Information Commissioner and
guidance on FOI/EIR can be found on the Commissioner’s web site:
www.ico.org.uk or by calling the helpline: 0303 123 1113
Julia Lovell | Parliamentary Business and Information Rights Officer
Forestry Commission | 620 Bristol Business Park | Bristol | BS16 1EJ
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