information held on communications regarding permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001 between the EA and various bodies

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Dear Environment Agency

I make the following request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Please provide all information held on communications regarding permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001 between the EA and the following:

1. Public Health England
2. The government’s Committee on Toxicity
3. The Food Standards Agency
4. The government’s Climate Change Committee (CCC)
5. Natural England
6. DEFRA
7. COMEAP

Please include communications that are known by the EA to have been initiated because of matters arising from the consideration of the EPR/SP3609BX/A001 permit application (or comments on the permit application) even if the communications do not specifically refer to permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001.

Records held of relevant communications made by any and all means should be included. Please include recordings of meetings/telephone conversations if held.

Where information is held but not disclosed, please provide as much information as possible and state, for each item of information that has not been disclosed, the reason(s) for withholding the information.

Where no relevant communication has taken place with a particular organisation/group/committee, please state that no information is held.

Please supply the information by email.

Thank you for your help and your time.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Lowe

Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

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Enquiries, Unit, Environment Agency

Good Afternoon

I have passed your e-mail to the local customer team who will deal with your request.

The Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations state that a public authority must respond to requests for information within 20 working days.

However due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting staff and resources we may take longer than the 20 working days to reply. We will aim to provide an answer as soon as we can.

You can find more information about our service commitment by clicking on the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

You can contact our customer team directly on the contact details below, or call the National Customer Contact Centre on 03708 506506 who will transfer you to the area team.

Please quote your enquiry reference 210212/ND18 in any correspondence with us regarding this matter.

Customers & engagement team
Environment Agency
Cumbria and Lancashire ( Penrith office ) Email address - [email address]

Kind Regards

Nicholas Desoysa
Customer Service Advisor,
National Contact Centre Services Part of Operations, Regulation & Customer
Environment Agency

Tel: 03708 506 506
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CMBLNC Info Requests, Environment Agency

Good Morning Mr Lowe

Thank you for contacting the Environment Agency regarding Kingmoor permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001 and associated communications between the Environment Agency and various bodies.

As your request for information falls under either the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations we must respond to you within 20 working days.

As your request for information falls under either the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations we are required to respond to you within 20 working days. Our Flood Risk Management teams are currently dealing with a high number of requests and our response to enquiries and correspondence is taking much longer than we would like and we can only apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

We have sent your request to the relevant team and will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

If your correspondence relates to an imminent risk of flooding to properties please continue to use our 24 hour incident line 0800 80 70 60.

In the meantime you may wish to look at www.data.gov.uk to see if the data you have requested is available for you online.

For further information on what you can expect from us and our full service commitment to you, please click this link; https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio....

The Environment Agency follows all applicable UK and EU data protection laws in how we treat your personal information (also called personal data). More details on your rights and how we will process your personal information can be found in our Personal Information Charter: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

If you need to contact me in the meantime, please do not hesitate to do so using the details below and quoting reference number CL205218MG

Yours sincerely,

Customers and Engagement Team
Cumbria and Lancashire

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CMBLNC Info Requests, Environment Agency

Good Morning Mr Lowe

We have the following update for you regarding your enquiry Kingmoor permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001.

We previously advised that we would respond to you by 10 March. However, we now anticipate responding to you towards the end of this month. Our apologies for the delay and of course, if we our able to respond to you sooner, we will do so.

Yours sincerely,

Customers and Engagement Team
Cumbria and Lancashire

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CMBLNC Info Requests, Environment Agency

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Good Afternoon Mr Lowe

Thank you for contacting the Environment Agency regarding Kingmoor permit application EPR/SP3609BX/A001 and associated communications between the Environment Agency and various bodies.

We respond under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Please refer to the Open Government Licence which explains the permitted use of this information. Our apologies for the delay in responding to you.

We have redacted some of the attached information because it contains personal data.

The Environment Agency is not able to disclose the name of the sender, recipient or those CC'd into the email as this is personal data under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and to disclose it would breach the First Data Protection Principle of the DPA 2018.

The information requested is therefore exempt due to Regulation 13(1) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, which explains that:

"To the extent that the information requested includes personal data of which the applicant is not the data subject, a public authority must not disclose the personal data if-
(a) the first condition is satisfied..."

The 'first condition' referred to above is further explained in Regulation 13(2A):
"The first condition is that the disclosure of the information to a member of the public otherwise than under these Regulations-
(a) would contravene any of the data protection principles..."

The type of information we are refusing is personal information which can only be disclosed to the individual concerned. This exemption applies because the right given under the Regulations to request official information held by public authorities does not apply to the personal data of third parties where disclosure of that information would not be fair to the individual, and where there is no legitimate public interest in disclosure.

You are welcome to get in touch if you have any further queries or you can contact us within 2 months if you would like us to review the information we have sent to you.

Kind regards,

Customers and Engagement Team
Cumbria and Lancashire

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