Local Highways Improvement Initiative (2020/21) - Cambridge City Council Applications and Funding

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Dear Cambridge City Council,

In respect of Cambridgeshire County Council's "Local Highways Improvement Initiative (2020/21)" which had a deadline for applications of Sunday 4 August 2019 could you please release:

1. Any applications made by Cambridge City Council. (A copy of the application form and any supporting attachments, photos, letters of support etc.).

2. A list of those applications from others which Cambridge City Council have deemed "meet an agreed priority" and so, as described at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment... are eligible for the applicant contribution to be funded by Cambridge City Council.

If any decisions on if Cambridge City Council is to offer to provide the applicant's contribution in respect of applications made by others are yet to be made I would like to request information on how those decisions will be made: who will make those decisions, when, and what criteria will the applications be assessed against?

If the information provided at https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment... is wrong or out-of-date, making my request unclear, I would appreciate advice and assistance in-order to clarify my request.

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

Cambridge City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Richard Taylor,

RFI: 5865   (CCC) Local Highways Improvement Initiative (2020/21) -
Cambridge City Council Applications and Funding

Thank you for your request for information. Your request below will be
forwarded to the appropriate department to answer.

In respect of Cambridgeshire County Council's "Local Highways Improvement
Initiative (2020/21)" which had a deadline for applications of Sunday 4
August 2019 could you please release:

1. Any applications made by Cambridge City Council. (A copy of the
application form and any supporting attachments, photos, letters of
support etc.).

2. A list of those applications from others which Cambridge City Council
have deemed "meet an agreed priority" and so, as described at
[1]https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment... are
eligible for the applicant contribution to be funded by Cambridge City
Council.

If any decisions on if Cambridge City Council is to offer to provide the
applicant's contribution in respect of applications made by others are yet
to be made I would like to request information on how those decisions will
be made: who will make those decisions, when, and what criteria will the
applications be assessed against?

If the information provided at
[2]https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment... is
wrong or out-of-date, making my request unclear, I would appreciate advice
and assistance in-order to clarify my request.

We aim to respond to your request as soon as possible and within 20
working days. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact us.

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Email:
For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]
For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]
For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 are not being met by us, please let us know in the
first instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your
complaint to the Information Governance Manager, who will undertake an
Internal Review of your case. Further to this you have the subsequent
option to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Copyright

Provision of this information does not automatically infer the right to
copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice.

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Cambridge City Council

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Dear Richard Taylor,

(RFI: 5865)  (CCC) Local Highways Improvement Initiative (2020/21)

Thank you for your request for information above, which we have dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I hope the following will answer your query:

 1. Any applications made by Cambridge City Council. (A copy of the
application form and any supporting attachments, photos, letters of
support etc.). 

 

This information is not held as the Council did not make any applications
to the Local Highways Improvement Initiative (2020/21).

 2. A list of those applications from others which Cambridge City Council
have deemed "meet an agreed priority" and so, as described at
[1]https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment... are
eligible for the applicant contribution to be funded by Cambridge City
Council.  If any decisions on if Cambridge City Council is to offer to
provide the applicant's contribution in respect of applications made by
others are yet to be made I would like to request information on how those
decisions will be made: who will make those decisions, when, and what
criteria will the applications be assessed against? 

 

All applications received are appraised by the County Council in terms of
their eligibility, and practicality, with formal assessment of those
considered viable undertaken by a panel of County and City Councillors
acting on behalf of the Cambridge Joint Area Committee (CJAC).

 

Cambridge City Council offers a contribution to those schemes prioritised
by the panel, and subsequently approved by the County Council’s Highways &
Community Infrastructure Committee and the City Council’s Executive
Councillor for Transport and Community Safety, as determined by the County
Council’s programme.

 

Up to £30,000 is currently made available per annum for this purpose. This
funding is now entirely separate from the City Council’s Environmental
Improvement Programme, with applications to the latter programme for
traditional highways works now directed towards the County Council. The
City Council is not yet sighted on those applications received by the
County Council in its latest programme round.

 

Since those applications received by the County Council that are deemed
viable are considered, and prioritised, against an established set of
criteria (as identified by the County Council) by a joint Councillor panel
acting on behalf of the CJAC, the City Council does not undertake further
technical assessment in respect of its contributions. It does, however,
seek to ensure that those projects it is asked to contribute towards are
consistent with the objectives of the organisation, its priorities and
levels of funding, and that there are appropriate collective public
benefits.

 

The required City Council contributions are identified by the County
Council, and thereafter considered and approved by the City Council’s
Executive Councillor for Transport and Community Safety. Cllr Nicky Massey
(Abbey) currently fulfils this role.

 

Further information on the process, likely arrangements and timescales for
this year is available by contacting John Richards in the City Council’s
Environmental Services team.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the service or response to your request, you
can ask for this to be reviewed. If you wish to request review then you
can address this to Fiona Bryant ([email address]).

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 030 123 1113

Yours sincerely

Information Management Team

3C Shared Services

Email:

For South Cambridgeshire DC - [email address]

For Cambridge City Council -[Cambridge City Council request email]

For Huntingdonshire DC - [email address]
 

3C Shared Services is a strategic partnership between Cambridge City
Council, Huntingdonshire District Council and South Cambridgeshire
District Council

Appeals Process

The Council is committed to transparency and openness, and it is our
intention to comply fully with the laws that govern access to information.
If you have any cause to believe that the terms of the FOI Act or EIR
Regulations are not being met by us, please let us know in the first
instance. If you are still dissatisfied you can address your complaint to
the Information Governance Manager who will undertake an Internal Review
of your case. Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original request.
Further to this you have the subsequent option to contact the Information
Commissioner's Office.

Copyright

Provision of this information does not automatically infer the right to
copy publish or alter the information. In most cases the Council will own
the copyright of the information provided here, or the information will be
provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL), but the rights to some
information may belong to a third party and if so a re- use licence may be
required. Please contact us for advice.

References

Visible links
1. https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/environment...