Fibre Optic Installation In Crawley

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn wedi cael ei oedi. Yn ôl y gyfraith, dylai West Sussex County Council fel arfer wedi ymateb yn brydlon a erbyn (manylion)

Dear West Sussex County Council,

Ifield and Gossops Green etc.
1. What is the name of the contractor installing Fibre Optics in the above area (Lanes?)
2. Is WSCC aware of this and where did they give advance warning?
3. Can you publish online all permissions and authorisations for said works?
4. Were any TRO’s needed?
5. Why were cables laid in the road in Rusper Road Ifield and not the footpath?
6. Why were cables laid on the footpath and not in the road in Oatlands, Gossops Green?
7. Who are the contractors working for e.g. Virgin, BT et al?
8. Are the contractors replacing the old Eurobell (Virgin) internet cables
9. Do the contractors have permission from WSCC to block the crossover of dwellings?
10. Will/have local residents been consulted or advised of the local works?
11. Can you publish permissions for road closures or temporary use of traffic lights?
12. Can you publish the contract with any necessary redactions online?

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Lovell

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Geoff Lovell

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2325

Freedom of Information request - Fibre Optic Installation In Crawley

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following the declaration on 6th January 2021 of a major incident relating
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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Geoff Lovell,

Our Ref: FOI/2325

On 27/04/2021 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Request for details of and publication of permissions for street works

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds data relevant to your request.

The Response to your request is :-

What is the name of the contractor installing Fibre Optics in the above
area :

CityFibre is the statutory undertaker and Lanes is their contractor. 

Is WSCC aware of this and where did they give advance warning?

WSCC operate a permitting scheme whereby statutory undertakers under NRSWA
(New Roads and Street Works Act 1991) are able to request permission to
maintain or put their equipment into the highway or the footpath.  We can
confirm that City Fibre have applied through the scheme to work in both
Ifield and Gossops Green. 

Can you publish online all permissions and authorisations for said works?

All approved permits are uploaded to  [1]https://one.network/ for the
public to view.  However, you are unable to view historic permits from the
website and WSCC are unable to publish these separately elsewhere. All
historic permits are kept on the Streetworks Register as required under
NRSWA.

Were any TRO’s needed?

TROs (Traffic Requlation Order) are only needed to permanently make a
change to a road. To close the road temporarily whilst utility works are
undertaken a TTRO (Temporary Traffic Regulation Order) can be applied
for.  A variety of traffic management was used on permits submitted.  We
would need to know the name of the road to indicate if a TTRO was applied
for. 

Why were cables laid in the road in Rusper Road Ifield and not the
footpath?

This question would need to be asked to CityFibre and their contractor,
this is not information WSCC would hold. 

Why were cables laid on the footpath and not in the road in Oatlands,
Gossops Green?

As above.

Who are the contractors working for e.g. Virgin, BT et al?

CityFibre.   

Are the contractors replacing the old Eurobell (Virgin) internet cables

Not known by WSCC. 

Do the contractors have permission from WSCC to block the crossover of
dwellings?

This is not something WSCC would give permission for but it is noted that
at times to execute works crossovers may be blocked or access restricted.
The utility would need to execute works in accordance with NRSWA and
Chapter 8 (Safety at roadworks code of practice) and they should
communicate this with any affected residents.

Will/have local residents been consulted or advised of the local works?

This is not something WSCC would do. This is a question for the utility
company however consultation would not be required as they have a legal
right to lay new and maintain existing apparatus under NRSWA. 

Can you publish permissions for road closures or temporary use of traffic
lights?

These are published on one [2]https://one.network/ 

Can you publish the contract with any necessary redactions online?

Unfortunately, this is not possible as it would be commercially sensitive
data. City Fibre are a utility company who can work on the Highway under
NRSWA legislation.

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Yours sincerely,

Paula

CI Group FOI

Highways

 

 

 

 

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Dear West Sussex County Council,
Despite the contract being commercially sensitve you could and should publish a suityably redacted copy

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

I am writing to request an internal review of West Sussex County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Fibre Optic Installation In Crawley'.

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

Yours faithfully,

Geoff Lovell

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Geoff Lovell

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2406

Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Fibre Optic
Installation In Crawley

If you have submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), we aim to
respond within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, i.e. by or on
16/06/2021. However please be aware that timescales may be extended
following the declaration on 6th January 2021 of a major incident relating
to the Covid pandemic in Sussex 

Should you have any further enquiries concerning this request, please
reply to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely,
West Sussex County Council

 

Did you make your request via our online form at
[1]https://foi.infreemation.co.uk/westsusse... not, why not use it
in future for a simple and convenient way to make FOI requests.

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westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Geoff Lovell,

Ref:FOI/2325

Thank you for requesting a reconsideration of the council's response to
your enquiry. The reconsideration will now be initiated.

The regulations allow for 40 working days to complete the reconsideration,
that is by or on  but we will of course attempt to complete the
reconsideration and issue our formal response as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Loveman

Customer Relations Manager

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Lovell,

I do apologise, the due date did not pull through in my previous email.
The date should have read 14/07/2021.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Loveman

Customer Relations Manager