Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,
Please provide all information you possess retaining to Mobile Phone Masts with your council area, such as location, owner and height.
This may be in whatever format is easiest for the council.
This is an automated email, please do not reply to this address. If you
reply to this e-mail address your e-mail will not be received by the
council and we will not be able to respond to you. The direct email
address for any correspondence is [email address].
Dear Mr Whalley
I acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
Council received at this office on 08/05/2015 00:00:00
This request has been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and may take up to 20 working days to be processed (although we will
endeavour to provide the information as quickly as possible).
Please be advised that if an exemption applies to the information that you
have requested, the statutory period may be exceeded in accordance with
the provisions of the act.
If a charge is applicable to your request, we will advise you of this in
Please retain the reference number RFI 6174 for any future enquiries
regarding this matter.
Freedom of Information Team
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Dear Mr Whalley
Notice of refusal issued under section 17, Freedom of Information Act 2000
I am writing further to your request for information received at this
office on 8th May 2015 to advise you that the information you requested is
being withheld under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”).
Please provide all information you possess retaining to Mobile Phone Masts
with your council area, such as location, owner and height.
Bolton Council has considered your request and feels that the information
requested is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 (“the Act”). Section 17 of the Act provides that when refusing a
request, Bolton Council must provide a notice which (a) states that fact,
(b) specifies the exemption in question, and (c) states (if that would not
otherwise be apparent) why the exemption applies.
In this case, we consider that the exemption under section 21(1) of the
Act applies. Section 21(1) provides an exemption where the information is
reasonably accessible sought by other means.
Information on any planning applications received by the Council is
available on our website, which is searchable by both keywords and
Accordingly, we feel this information is reasonably accessible by other
means, therefore making the application of section 21(1) appropriate in
In accordance with the Act, this email constitutes a refusal notice for
Should you disagree with our decision, you may appeal to:
The Borough Solicitor, Bolton Council, Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
Email: [email address]
Should you further disagree with the decision following the appeal you may
wish to contact the Information Commissioner:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545700, Fax: 01625 524510
Should you have any other queries regarding this please contact
Strategy & Business Development Officer
Finance and Business Development
Highways and Business Development Division
Environmental Services & Development & Regeneration
3^rd Floor, Town Hall
Bolton, BL1 1RU
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