Dear Leeds City Council,
I would like to request information as to whenever or NOT Leeds City Council supports the Department for Transports ‘Strategic Vision for Rail’ published in November 2017, specifically re-opening disused railway lines?
Dear Mr. Bradley
Freedom of information request Ref 20949 : LCC Stance on the DFT's 'Strategic Vision for Rail'
Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 18, April 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
We have passed your request onto Richard Brook, Information Governance Officer, City Development, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI 20949 in any future communications.
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service
Dear Mr. Bradley,
FOI Request: DFT's 'Strategic Vision for Rail'
I write in response to your above Freedom of Information request, received
in this office on 18 April 2018.
In dealing with your request, please note that we have considered it under
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as opposed to under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is because the information you have
requested is information involving ‘activities’ and ‘administrative
measures’ which are likely to affect elements of the environment under Reg
2(1)(c). I am advised that both the domestic and European courts give
wide meaning to the Regulations and have indicated that they will adopt a
broad construction of the definition of environmental information.
Your request asked:
I would like to request information as to whenever or NOT Leeds City
Council supports the Department for Transports ‘Strategic Vision for Rail’
published in November 2017, specifically re-opening disused railway lines?
I can advise that the Council does not hold any recorded information on
this matter and has not adopted a formal position.
I trust that this response is satisfactory. Under Regulation 11, however,
you are entitled to make representations to us if it appears that we have
failed to comply with a requirement of the Regulations in relation to your
request. Representations must be made to us no later than 40 working days
after the date you believe we failed to comply with such a requirement.
We will then consider your representations and supporting evidence and
decide if we have complied, notifying you of our decision as soon as
possible, and no later than 40 working days after the date of receipt of
Under Regulation 18, you are then entitled to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any specified respect, your
request has not been dealt with in accordance with parts 2 and 3 of the
Should you wish to contact the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to
the following address: Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at www.ico.gov.uk
I trust that this is self-explanatory. If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 3787100, or by return email.
Information Governance Officer,
Information Management and Governance,
Digital and Information Service,
Leeds City Council.
Tel: 0113 37 87118
Email: [email address]
Dear Mr Brook,
Thank you for your response.