List of all sites (full details) in Welsh

Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Countryside Council for Wales / Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru,

I would like to receive an Excel file (one file) of all SSSIs in Wales (with full details of all sub-sites): in Welsh.

Yours faithfully,

Llywelyn

Donna Muirhead,

1 Atodiad

Dear Llywelyn,

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information (ATI 793) held by the Countryside Council for Wales under the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations (2004).

As you requested please see attached the excel sheet of all SSSI in Wales which CCW hold.

I hope that the information provided is sufficient.

Please note that this information is covered by copyright law (see attached Control of Usage Information).

We now consider that we have complied with your request. However, if you are dissatisfied with our response you are entitled to pursue this matter through our appeals and complaints procedure, a copy of which is attached.

Yours sincerely

Donna Muirhead
Access to Information Officer

Enc
. Appeals and Complaints Procedure

Appeals

If you are not happy with our refusal to release information and wish to appeal, you should write to Martin Parkinson, Director of Planning & Resources, (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW) who will consider your appeal (unless he was involved in the original decision to refuse information, in which case another director will consider the appeal). Explain your appeal and mention any letters you have already sent us.

If you are still not satisfied you have a right of appeal to:
Information Commissioner's Office , Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow,Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 01625545700 or e-mail: [email address]

Complaints Procedure

If you wish to make a complaint about the way your request was handled by CCW, use our formal Complaints Procedure Write to Martin Parkinson, Director of Planning & Resources, (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW). He will investigate your complaint thoroughly and reply within two weeks of receiving your letter.

If you are still not happy, write to Roger Thomas, Chief Executive (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW). Explain your complaint and mention any letters you have already sent us.

Public Service Ombudsman for Wales1 Ffordd yr Hen Gae, Pencoed CF35 5LJ
0845 601 [email address] www.ombudsman-wales.org.uk

Donna Muirhead
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth/ Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru/ Countryside Council for Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Penrhosgarnedd
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DW

Ffôn / Tel. : 01248 387219
E-bost / E-mail : [email address]

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Dear Donna Muirhead,

Many thanks for your quick reply.

However most of the place names are in English; please resubmit with the Welsh place names, as asked.

Yours sincerely,

Llywelyn

Donna Muirhead,

Dear Llywelyn,

Under EIR 2004, CCW is obliged to provide you with official recorded information that we hold at the time of the request which we have done so as part of your request.

However you are requesting that we provide you with the same excel sheet with all the SSSI names in Welsh.

Under 12(4)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 CCW has to refuse part of this request as we do not hold this information. However as you will see on the excel sheet most of the names are in Welsh already.

CCW can only supply the excel sheet with the legally notified sites names.

Regards
Donna

Donna Muirhead
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth/ Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru/ Countryside Council for Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Penrhosgarnedd
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DW

Ffôn / Tel. :  01248 387219
E-bost / E-mail : [email address]

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Dear Donna Muirhead,

I disagree. You are obliged by law to translate: please contact Bwrdd yr Iaith (The Welsh Language Board).

Diolch yn fawr.

Yours sincerely,

Llywelyn

Dear Donna,

I'm still waiting for a reply, Donna; did you check it out with Bwrdd yr Iaith (the Welsh Language Board)?

If I don't hear from you in 7 days I'll take it that you are refusing to send me the place names in Welsh. Yes come of them have, 70% are monolingual -English only. I will then have to contact Bwrdd yr Iaith myself.

Yours sincerely,

Llywelyn

Donna Muirhead,

Dear Sir,

As Mentioned in my previous e-mail, CCW can only provide you with the legal names of the SSSI's as notified by law.

Most of the SSSI were legally notified during the time when the Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) was in power. The NCC was and English body and therefore most of the sites were legally notified with English names.

When CCW came into force it was a Welsh organisation with a bilingual policy, which meant that sites would be legally notified bilingually or with the Welsh name. CCW continue to notify SSSI's with Welsh/bilingual names and also when re-notifying.

I hope this provides you with the reason as to why the SSSI have English names and that we can only provide you with the legally notified names.
If you are still unsatisfied with my response please feel free to take your complaint the Bwrdd y Iaith or by using our complaints procedure set out below.

Regards
Donna Muirhead
Access to Information Officer

Appeals

If you are not happy with our refusal to release information and wish to appeal, you should write to Martin Parkinson, Director of Planning & Resources, (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW) who will consider your appeal (unless he was involved in the original decision to refuse information, in which case another director will consider the appeal). Explain your appeal and mention any letters you have already sent us.

If you are still not satisfied you have a right of appeal to:
Information Commissioner’s Office , Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow,Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone: 01625545700 or e-mail: [email address]

Complaints Procedure

If you wish to make a complaint about the way your request was handled by CCW, use our formal Complaints Procedure Write to Martin Parkinson, Director of Planning & Resources (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW). He will investigate your complaint thoroughly and reply within two weeks of receiving your letter.

If you are still not happy, write to Roger Thomas, Chief Executive (Countryside Council for Wales, Maes y Ffynnon, Penrhosgarnedd, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DW). Explain your complaint and mention any letters you have already sent us.

If you feel that the Chief Executive has not handled your case properly, you can refer
your case to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Telephone:01625 545700 or e-mail: [email address]

Donna Muirhead
Swyddog Mynediad i Wybodaeth/ Access to Information Officer
Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru/ Countryside Council for Wales
Maes y Ffynnon
Penrhosgarnedd
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2DW

Ffôn / Tel. :  01248 387219
E-bost / E-mail : [email address]

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Did you know that under Freedom of Information Act 2000, an email can form part of a response for information?
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir