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Charles Edwards made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Please could you send me all the correspondence between TFL and Waltham Forest Council with regards applying for funding for:

1) The Station Road low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in 2020

2) Mini-holland cycling scheme

Yours faithfully,

Charles Edwards

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Edwards,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2042-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 12^th
January 2021 asking for all correspondence between TFL and Waltham Forest
Council with regards to applying for funding for the Station Road Low
Traffic Neighbourhood and Mini-Holland cycling schemes.

 

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David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Edwards,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2042-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 12^th
January 2021 asking for information about the ‘Station Road’ Low Traffic
Neighbourhood and Mini-Holland cycling schemes.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

“Please could you send me all the correspondence between TFL and Waltham
Forest Council with regards applying for funding for:

 

1) The Station Road low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) in 2020

 

2) Mini-holland cycling scheme.”

 

I can confirm that we hold the information you require. However, I am
afraid that it is not possible to respond to your request within the costs
limit for responding to FOI cases, as set out in section 12 of the FOI
Act. Under section 12, a public authority such as TfL is not required to
provide information if it would cost more than £450 to determine if the
information is held, and to then locate, retrieve or extract that
information from elsewhere. This is calculated at a rate of £25 per hour,
equivalent to 18 hours work.

 

There is no easy or efficient way for us to source all of the information
you have requested. In particular, the Mini-Holland project dates back to
2013. Given you have requested “all correspondence” with the local
authority about applying for funding, in order to comply with the request
we would have to find every item of correspondence exchanged across that
period that falls within the definition of your request. This is no simple
task. In the last year and a half alone colleagues estimate that they have
exchanged hundreds of emails with Waltham forest that were in some way
about funding the project. This suggests that going back to 2013 there
will likely be many hundreds more. Trying to discern which emails are
specifically about “applying for funding” and which are not would, in
practice, involve finding and reviewing all items exchanged about the
project as there is no practical way of using automated searches to narrow
the material so specifically. While it is difficult to judge exactly how
long this would take, it is an inordinate task that we believe would be
far in excess of the 18 hour costs limit.

 

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information on a particular issue, rather than relying on pot luck to see
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Note further that, in relation to the element of your request about the
Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme, we do not recognise exactly what the
“Station Road” reference relates to. If you do submit a refined request it
would be useful to clarify exactly what scheme / location this is about.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Please then could you send me all the correspondence between TFL and Waltham Forest Council with regards applying for funding for:

1) The Station Road low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) and ETO in 2020

Yours sincerely,

Charles Edwards

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Edwards,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2178-2021

 

Thank you for your further request of 27^th January 2021 asking for
information about the "Station Road" Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme.

 

As explained in our response to your previous request, colleagues working
on the Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme do not recognise the reference to
"Station Road". Can you clarify exactly where this relates to and what
work is taking place, along with any other details you think may help us
to identify the information in question.

 

Note that your request has been put on hold awaiting the clarification
requested, and the twenty working day deadline for response will reset
when that clarification is received. If we hear nothing further from you
by 18^th February 2021 then your case will be closed and any subsequent
response will be treated as a new request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear FOI,

Its the junction of St James street/Station Road. It may be called an ETO (experimental traffic order) or Streetspace. Hopefully one of those will show something. Thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Edwards

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Edwards,

Thank you for your further email of 1st February 2021.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

A response will be sent to you by 1st March 2021.

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

David Wells
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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FOI, Transport for London

19 Atodiad

Dear Mr Edwards,

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2178-2021

 

Thank you for your request of 29^th January 2021 asking for information
about the St James Street / Station Road Low Traffic Neighbourhood scheme.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

 

You asked for all the correspondence between TfL and Waltham Forest
Council with regards to applying for funding for the scheme.

 

I can confirm that we hold the information you require, which is attached
with this response. Note that a number of redactions have been made under
section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, the exemption that
protects against the unfair release of personal information (this relates
to the direct contact details of TfL staff, and the names and contact
details of local authority staff).

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think
carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as
answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where
requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by
the current situation.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Wells

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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