Historic site licences- Mitco site and Joberns Tip

Mr Carroll made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the information to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations.
In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.
If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.
Please provide by electronic means the full waste disposal site licences and any subsequent amendments made for land in and around the former Empire Brickworks site, Stubbers Green Road , Aldridge, Walsall.
These relate to the former Leigh Interests Limited and associated subsidiaries, "the Mitco lagoon site" and the other site both off Coppice Lane and were numbered-

SL46 LEIGH INTERESTS LIMITED MITCO SITE, COPPICE LANE ALDRIDGE WALSALL
SL47 EFFLUENT DISPOSAL LTD JOBERNS TIP, COPPICE LANE , ALDRIDGE, WALSALL

Could you also provide a summary of when these licences were surrendered and the sites remediated if indeed this was the case?
In a request to The Environment agency they have stated that they do not hold these licences as they predated their existence, but Walsall council may still have retained the details via the former hazardous waste unit.
I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response
within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received
this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future via the what do they know website address.

Yours faithfully,
Mr Carroll

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Request for Information RFI-0404-19

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Historic site
licences- Mitco site and Joberns Tip which was received on 10 October
2019.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 the council will respond to your request within 20
working days, saying whether we have the information that you want, and if
there will be any charges. 

We may also extend the timeframe for a response by up to a further 20 days
(total of 40 working days) if your request is considered sufficiently
complex or voluminous.

If this this the case we will contact you to advise you of this.

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely,

Julie Noble

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can you please advise on the status of this request which is now delayed.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

I write to acknowledge and apologise for the delay in responding to your
request relating to Historic Site Licences - Mitco Site and Joberns Tip.
As you know, the council is required to respond to all requests for
information under the Environmental Information Regulations within 20
working days, unless the request is complex and/or voluminous. 

 

Walsall Council takes its obligations under this legislation extremely
seriously and I am sorry that in this case we have not met this timescale.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to assure you of our best
intentions in this regard and that we are actively working to provide a
response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

If you have any queries in regard to this process, please do not hesitate
to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely,

  Kim Pahal

Assurance Officer

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 01922 653084

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carroll,

 

Environmental Information Regulation Request RFI-0404-19

 

Further to your request for information about Historic Waste Disposal Site
Licences, please see our response below: 

Having undertaken extensive searches, we regret to inform you that we have
been unable to locate any of the waste disposal site licences you
requested.

The most likely reason for this is that at the time of issue, all site
licences for waste disposal (now waste management licences/permits) were
managed for and on behalf of Walsall Metropolitan Council (and the
remainder of the unity district councils) by the West Midlands Hazardous
Waste Unit (WMHWU), subsequently as a result of the Environment Act 1995
the WMHWU was disbanded and the overall role and responsibility for waste
regulation was transferred from individual local authorities to the
Environment Agency in 1996.

Accordingly in line with this transfer it would in the circumstances be
reasonable to assume that all records held by WMHWU in respect of the
issue and maintenance waste disposal site licences would have transferred
over to the Environment Agency, as they now where now the central public
organisation responsible for such matters. We note from your response that
a similar previous request to the Environment Agency was unsuccessful and
therefore we are unable to assist you further with regards to these
licences.

However, falling short of providing the actual information requested, we
may still be able to assist further, as during our searches a large amount
of supplementary records relating to these sites/site licences was
located. Therefore if you are able to clarify your request further by
specifying the exact nature of the information you are seeking, then we
would be happy to consider this request again for you. 

In the meantime, we regret to inform you that in accordance with  the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004. this request is presently
refused.

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Corporate Assurance Manager, Resources & Transformation, Civic
Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be

contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. [1]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Yours sincerely,

Kim Pahal - Assurance Officer

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [2]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

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Dear Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Thankyou for the response to this EIR request, but I am somewhat surprised that you did not retain the historic site licences SL46 and SL47 given that Walsall MBC provided the secretariat to the WMHWU 1986-1996 after the dissolving of The West Midlands County Council in 1986 and were based IN Walsall.

In terms of this clarification of "the large amount" of other material that you say hold, but not the licences themselves, can I refine my request to any information or records you hold in respect of these two sites and the licences relating to licence breaches, fines issued to the operators and any other enforcement action that was taken by any body, including Walsall MBC.
Could I also request any plans that you hold of where these two sites were located.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

InformationRights, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Carroll

Request for Information under EIR

Thank you for your further clarified request for information relating to Historic site licences- Mitco site and Joberns Tip which was received on 25th November 2019.

In accordance with the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any charges. We may also extend the timeframe for a response by up to a further 20 days (total of 40 working days) if your request is considered sufficiently complex or voluminous. If this this the case we will contact you to advise you of this. If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will tell you why. If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries about your request

Yours sincerely,

Kim Pahal
Assurance Officer

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,
Civic Centre,
Darwall Street,
Walsall, WS1 1DG
Tel: 01922 653084
Email: [Walsall Council request email]
Service area: walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance
Website:  www.walsall.gov.uk
 

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carroll

 

Request for Information RFI-0636-19

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to Historic Site
Licences which was received on 25 November 2019.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000
the council will respond to your request within 20 working days, saying
whether we have the information that you want, and if there will be any
charges. 

 

If, for any reason, we cannot provide you with the information, we will
tell you why.

If we need to clarify your request, we will contact you again.

 

In the meantime, if you need to contact me about your request, please do
so quoting the above reference number.

 

Yours sincerely,

Fakhara Qanwal

 

 

Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

Service area: [1]walsall.gov.uk/ Information Governance and Assurance

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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Carroll,

 

Freedom of Information Request

 

Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay you have experienced in
receiving a response to your Freedom of Information Request. As you know,
the council is required to respond to all requests for information under
the Freedom of Information Act within 20 working days, unless a ‘qualified
exception’ applies.

 

I am however happy to provide the information you requested below. I hope
this information is still of use to you. Please note that the information
given in this response is as at the date of your request.

 

If you do have any queries or additional questions regarding the
information that has been provided please do not hesitate to contact me
direct on the details at the bottom of this email.

 

Further to your request for information about Historic Site Licences, I
can tell you the following:

 

In terms of this clarification of "the large amount" of other material
that you say hold, but not the licences themselves, can I refine my
request to any information or records you hold in respect of these two
sites and the licences relating to licence breaches, fines issued to the
operators and any other enforcement action that was taken by any body,
including Walsall MBC.

Could I also request any plans that you hold of where these two sites were
located

 

We have copies of the draft licence that was supplied to the WMHWU however
we do not hold a copy of the officially issued licence and not have been
provided with one by return from the WMHWU.  They would have been
transferred to the Environment Agency once they took over as regulators
for waste facilities.

 

I attach two files one for each site.  These contain a map of the site as
requested. 

 

The Joberns file has an enforcement notice.

The Mitco file contains a modification of their licence.

 

Most of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of
Information Act 2000 requests will be subject to copyright protection.  In
most cases the copyright will be owned by Walsall Council. The copyright
in respect of other information may be owned by another person or
organisation, as indicated.

 

You are free to use any information supplied to you in response to this
request for your own non-commercial research or private study purposes.
The information may also be used for any other purpose allowed by a
limitation or exception in copyright law, such as news reporting.
 However, any other type of re-use, for example by publishing the
information in analogue or digital form, including on the internet, will
require the permission of the copyright owner.

 

I hope that the information provided is useful to you. However, if you are
dissatisfied, you should set out in writing your grounds for complaint and
send to: Lead Assurance Officer, Business Change, Civic Centre, Darwall
Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision.
Please remember that, generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you
have first exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the council. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Again I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience the delay
to your request may have caused you

 

Yours sincerely,

Laurie Andrews

 

 Assurance Team, Resources and Transformation

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council,

Civic Centre,

Darwall Street,

Walsall, WS1 1DG

Tel: 0800 0856 018

Email: [Walsall Council request email]

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