Retford (Gamston) Airport Conditions of Use

Garland Hopkins made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bassetlaw District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Bassetlaw District Council.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Since granting Retford (Gamston) Airport's latest Certificate of Lawful Use, how many times has the Council carried out inspections to confirm the operator is complying with all their Conditions of Use, particularly with regards to "Condition 3" weight limits.

Yours faithfully,

Garland Hopkins

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Thank you for your email in which you have made a Freedom of Information request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please accept this email as our acknowledgement of receipt. A full response will be sent within 20 working days from date of receipt.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Sir or Madam,

Since granting Retford (Gamston) Airport's latest Certificate of
Lawful Use, how many times has the Council carried out inspections
to confirm the operator is complying with all their Conditions of
Use, particularly with regards to "Condition 3" weight limits.

Yours faithfully,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Hopkins

Our reply to your Freedom of Information request has now been finalised. Due to paper copies of some enclosures that can't be sent electronically could you please provide your full postal address.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Sir or Madam,

Since granting Retford (Gamston) Airport's latest Certificate of
Lawful Use, how many times has the Council carried out inspections
to confirm the operator is complying with all their Conditions of
Use, particularly with regards to "Condition 3" weight limits.

Yours faithfully,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Garland

I will arrange the scanning of documents and my final reply will be sent to you by 5pm Monday 2nd March.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

11 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hopkins

Please find attached our final reply - this email may be split in others depending on the size of the attachments.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

9 Atodiad

Dear Mr Garland

I am experiencing some problems sending the documents because of their size. Will try in smaller batches.

Images 13839 - 13847

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

6 Atodiad

Images 13848 - 13853

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

4 Atodiad

Images 13854 to 13857

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

1 Atodiad

image 13859

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

1 Atodiad

Image 13858

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

1 Atodiad

Image 13860

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Garland

I hope you have received all attachments (23 documents in total) and my covering letter.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ms Taylor,

Thank you for your reply regarding the finalisation of my request.

As the Planning Department has the ability to scan original paper
documents into electronic format (e.g. Adobe pdf) as evidenced on
your part of the BDC website, I would ask that you please supply
your documents in an electronic format.

If you cannot scan paper documents, please explain why.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Mrs Taylor,

I am in receipt of your response to my Freedom of Information request regarding the current building works being carried out at Retford (Gamston) Airport, in which you remind me that as it is a request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have a duty to supply the information requested and the right of access is to the information and not the document.

Thank you for the 22 single-page documents contained within the 33 pdf scan attachments, which are listed by item number and .pdf/.doc filename further down.

After reading through the documents supplied it would appear that several items of recorded information may be missing:

a. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, is in response to a B.D.C letter dated 1 March 2006 which has not been supplied.

b. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, states "although we may not be legally required to enter into consultations with the planning authority...". Are there no documents by either the Planning Department or the Council’s Solicitor which refute this statement? Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 418, The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, Schedule 2, Article 3, Part 18, Class A, states:

"Condition
A.2 Development is permitted by Class A subject to the condition that the relevant airport operator consults the local planning authority before carrying out any development, unless that development falls within the description in paragraph A.4."

The development (building works) are not described in para A.4.

c. Item 14 - This letter, from Peter Wade, refers to a "consultation period". Are there no B.D.C. documents regarding this "consultation"?

d. Item 2 - This letter, from David Armiger, states "From other discussions with Royce Marshall I understand that the proposed offices would not be covered by the provisions of Class A, Part 18...". Are there no records of these "other discussions"?

e. Item 3 - This letter, from David Armiger, starts "I refer to your email of 10 March 2008". This email has not been provided, in fact no copy of any email, or record of Gamston Aviation’s convenient change of use from a "not-permitted office" to a "permitted canteen", has been provided. Mr Armiger also mentions contacting Building Regulations and Environmental Health regarding the "canteen". No documents regarding this matter from either of these departments have been included.

f. Item 4 - This letter, from Royce Marshall, starts "Thank you for your letter of the 18th February 2008. Our subsequent telephone conversation also refers". The letter or information regarding the telephone conversation have not been included. It is unclear which of these was in relation to the building works, if not both.

I await your reply as to if this apparently omitted information will be forthcoming.

If, as your e-mail dated 2 March 2009 suggests, you consider this FoI request closed I would be grateful if you could supply the Council’s Complaints Procedure, which was not enclosed (as your "template" response stated).

Yours sincerely,
Garland Hopkins

LIST OF DOCUMENTS PROVIDED

1. Letter.
From: Mr Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Armiger, B.D.C.
Dated: 28 February 2008.
Subject: Proposed Hangers [sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013839.pdf

2. Letter.
From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity, B.D.C.
To: Mr P Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
Dated: 3 March 2008.
Subject: Proposed Development - Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013840.pdf

3. Letter.
From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity, B.D.C.
To: Mr R. Marshall, Airport Manager, Retford (Gamston) Airport.
Dated: 18 March 2008.
Subject: Proposed Catering Development - Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013841.pdf

4. Letter.
From: Royce Marshall, Airport Manager, Gamston Aviation.
To: Mr David Yates, Council Solicitor, B.D.C.
Dated: 21 February 2008.
Subject: Re: Retford (Gamston) Airport - Certificate of Lawfulness of Use [sic].
Filename: P0013842.pdf

5. Letter.
From: Mr D Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity, B.D.C.
To: Mr Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
Dated: 21 February 2008.
Subject: Proposed Hangers [sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013843.pdf

6. Letter (Page 1 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 29 January 2008.
Subject: Relocation of Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013844.pdf

7. Letter (Page 2 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 29 January 2008.
Subject: Relocation of Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013845.pdf

8. Fax Cover Sheet.
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, B.D.C.
Dated: 5 October 2008.
Subject: Letter dated 2 October 2008.
Filename: P0013846.pdf

9. Fax of Letter dated 2 October 2008.
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 5 October 2008.
Subject: Proposed Offices - Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013847.pdf

10. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 1 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013848.pdf

11. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 2 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013849.pdf

12. Letter.
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 2 October 2007.
Subject: Proposed Offices - Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013850.pdf

13. Internal Memorandum.
From: Martyn Hughes, Principal Building Control Officer, B.D.C.
To: Mr David Askwith, Principal Planning Officer, B.D.C.
Dated: 13 September 2007.
Subject: Gamston Airport - Offices.
Filename: P0013851.pdf

14. Letter.
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr G Daniels, B.D.C.
Dated: 5 September 2007.
Subject: Proposed Offices - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013852.pdf

15. Letter (Page 1 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013853.pdf

16. Letter (Page 2 of 2).
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013854.pdf

17. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 1 of 2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority.
Dated: 21 April 2004.
Subject: Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic Regulation.
Filename: P0013855.pdf

18. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 2 of 2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority.
Dated: 21 April 2004.
Subject: Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic Regulation.
Filename: P0013856.pdf

19. Letter.
From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C.
Dated: 30 May 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013857.pdf

20. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (1 of 3).
Originator: Peter Wade Consultancy.
Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd.
Project: Coopers Hangar.
Title: General Arrangement.
Dated: Date missing from copy provided.
Filename: P0013858.pdf

21. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3).
Originator: Peter Wade Consultancy.
Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd.
Project: Gamston Airport, Retford.
Title: Site Layout at 1:2500.
Dated: April 2007.
Filename: P0013859.pdf

22. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3).
Originator: Peter Wade Consultancy.
Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd.
Project: Cooper Hangar.
Title: Floor Plan and Elevations.
Dated: Date missing from copy provided.
Filename: P0013860.pdf

23. Letter/e-mail
From: Lisa Taylor, Freedom of Information Officer, Planning Services, B.D.C.
To: Garland Hopkins.
Dated: 2 March 2009.
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request: Retford (Gamston) Airports [sic] - Conditions of Use.
Filename: Final FOI 54 G Hopkins 260209.doc

Gadawodd Garland Hopkins anodiad ()

PLEASE NOTE:

A full response to my original FoI request regarding inspection of Retford (Gamston) Airport's for compliance with their Conditions of Use has been received within Mrs Taylor's response given above in Word document:

Final FOI 54 G Hopkins 260209.doc

This FoI request will remain outstanding in respect to the FoI request made at:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/re...

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Thank you for your email which I acknowledge receipt of. Please accept
my apologies for any missing documents, the documents I sent you were
provided by a third party, I will check your items a-f and contact you
again.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

2009 14:19 >>>
Dear Mrs Taylor,

I am in receipt of your response to my Freedom of Information
request regarding the current building works being carried out at
Retford (Gamston) Airport, in which you remind me that as it is a
request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have
a
duty to supply the information requested and the right of access
is
to the information and not the document.

Thank you for the 22 single-page documents contained within the
33
pdf scan attachments, which are listed by item number and
.pdf/.doc
filename further down.

After reading through the documents supplied it would appear that
several items of recorded information may be missing:

a. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, is in response to a
B.D.C letter dated 1 March 2006 which has not been supplied.

b. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, states "although we
may
not be legally required to enter into consultations with the
planning authority...". Are there no documents by either the
Planning Department or the Council’s Solicitor which refute
this
statement? Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 418, The Town and
Country
Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, Schedule 2,
Article 3, Part 18, Class A, states:

"Condition A.2 Development is permitted by Class A subject to the
condition that the relevant airport operator consults the local
planning authority before carrying out any development, unless
that
development falls within the description in paragraph A.4."

The development (building works) are not described in para A.4.

c. Item 14 - This letter, from Peter Wade, refers to a
"consultation period". Are there no B.D.C. documents regarding
this
"consultation"?

d. Item 2 - This letter, from David Armiger, states "From other
discussions with Royce Marshall I understand that the proposed
offices would not be covered by the provisions of Class A, Part
18...". Are there no records of these "other discussions"?

e. Item 3 - This letter, from David Armiger, starts "I refer to
your email of 10 March 2008". This email has not been provided,
in
fact no copy of any email, or record of Gamston Aviation’s
convenient change of use from a "not-permitted office" to a
"permitted canteen", has been provided. Mr Armiger also mentions
contacting Building Regulations and Environmental Health
regarding
the "canteen". No documents regarding this matter from either of
these departments have been included.

f. Item 4 - This letter, from Royce Marshall, starts "Thank you
for
your letter of the 18th February 2008. Our subsequent telephone
conversation also refers". The letter or information regarding
the
telephone conversation have not been included. It is unclear
which
of these was in relation to the building works, if not both.

I await your reply as to if this apparently omitted information
will be forthcoming.

If, as your e-mail dated 2 March 2009 suggests, you consider this
FoI request closed I would be grateful if you could supply the
Council’s Complaints Procedure, which was not enclosed (as your
"template" response stated).

Yours sincerely, Garland Hopkins

LIST OF DOCUMENTS PROVIDED

1. Letter. From: Mr Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Armiger, B.D.C. Dated: 28 February 2008. Subject: Proposed
Hangers
[sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013839.pdf

2. Letter. From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C. To: Mr P Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. Dated: 3 March
2008.
Subject: Proposed Development - Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename:
P0013840.pdf

3. Letter. From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C. To: Mr R. Marshall, Airport Manager, Retford (Gamston)
Airport. Dated: 18 March 2008. Subject: Proposed Catering
Development - Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013841.pdf

4. Letter. From: Royce Marshall, Airport Manager, Gamston
Aviation.
To: Mr David Yates, Council Solicitor, B.D.C. Dated: 21 February
2008. Subject: Re: Retford (Gamston) Airport - Certificate of
Lawfulness of Use [sic]. Filename: P0013842.pdf

5. Letter. From: Mr D Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C.
To: Mr Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. Dated: 21 February 2008.
Subject: Proposed Hangers [sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1,
Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013843.pdf

6. Letter (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer,
Development
Control, B.D.C. Dated: 29 January 2008. Subject: Relocation of
Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport,
Retford. Filename: P0013844.pdf

7. Letter (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer,
Development
Control, B.D.C. Dated: 29 January 2008. Subject: Relocation of
Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport,
Retford. Filename: P0013845.pdf

8. Fax Cover Sheet. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To:
Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, B.D.C. Dated:
5
October 2008. Subject: Letter dated 2 October 2008. Filename:
P0013846.pdf

9. Fax of Letter dated 2 October 2008. From: Peter Wade, Peter
Wade
Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning
Officer,
Development Control, B.D.C. Dated: 5 October 2008. Subject:
Proposed Offices - Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013847.pdf

10. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter
Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007. Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston
Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013848.pdf

11. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter
Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007. Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston
Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013849.pdf

12. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development
Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 2 October 2007. Subject: Proposed Offices - Hanger
[sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013850.pdf

13. Internal Memorandum. From: Martyn Hughes, Principal Building
Control Officer, B.D.C. To: Mr David Askwith, Principal Planning
Officer, B.D.C. Dated: 13 September 2007. Subject: Gamston
Airport
- Offices. Filename: P0013851.pdf

14. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr G
Daniels, B.D.C. Dated: 5 September 2007. Subject: Proposed
Offices
- Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013852.pdf

15. Letter (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013853.pdf

16. Letter (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013854.pdf

17. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 1 of
2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority. Dated: 21 April 2004. Subject:
Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic
Regulation. Filename: P0013855.pdf

18. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 2 of
2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority. Dated: 21 April 2004. Subject:
Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic
Regulation. Filename: P0013856.pdf

19. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 30 May 2007. Subject:
Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename:
P0013857.pdf

20. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (1 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Coopers Hangar. Title: General Arrangement. Dated: Date missing
from copy provided. Filename: P0013858.pdf

21. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Gamston Airport, Retford. Title: Site Layout at 1:2500. Dated:
April 2007. Filename: P0013859.pdf

22. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Cooper Hangar. Title: Floor Plan and Elevations. Dated: Date
missing from copy provided. Filename: P0013860.pdf

23. Letter/e-mail From: Lisa Taylor, Freedom of Information
Officer, Planning Services, B.D.C. To: Garland Hopkins. Dated: 2
March 2009. Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request: Retford
(Gamston) Airports [sic] - Conditions of Use. Filename: Final FOI
54 G Hopkins 260209.doc

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr Hopkins

Please find enclosed my reply to your email received on 4th March 2009,
along with attach documents.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

2009 14:19 >>>
Dear Mrs Taylor,

I am in receipt of your response to my Freedom of Information
request regarding the current building works being carried out at
Retford (Gamston) Airport, in which you remind me that as it is a
request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have
a
duty to supply the information requested and the right of access
is
to the information and not the document.

Thank you for the 22 single-page documents contained within the
33
pdf scan attachments, which are listed by item number and
.pdf/.doc
filename further down.

After reading through the documents supplied it would appear that
several items of recorded information may be missing:

a. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, is in response to a
B.D.C letter dated 1 March 2006 which has not been supplied.

b. Item 19 - This letter, from Peter Wade, states "although we
may
not be legally required to enter into consultations with the
planning authority...". Are there no documents by either the
Planning Department or the Council’s Solicitor which refute
this
statement? Statutory Instrument 1995 No. 418, The Town and
Country
Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, Schedule 2,
Article 3, Part 18, Class A, states:

"Condition A.2 Development is permitted by Class A subject to the
condition that the relevant airport operator consults the local
planning authority before carrying out any development, unless
that
development falls within the description in paragraph A.4."

The development (building works) are not described in para A.4.

c. Item 14 - This letter, from Peter Wade, refers to a
"consultation period". Are there no B.D.C. documents regarding
this
"consultation"?

d. Item 2 - This letter, from David Armiger, states "From other
discussions with Royce Marshall I understand that the proposed
offices would not be covered by the provisions of Class A, Part
18...". Are there no records of these "other discussions"?

e. Item 3 - This letter, from David Armiger, starts "I refer to
your email of 10 March 2008". This email has not been provided,
in
fact no copy of any email, or record of Gamston Aviation’s
convenient change of use from a "not-permitted office" to a
"permitted canteen", has been provided. Mr Armiger also mentions
contacting Building Regulations and Environmental Health
regarding
the "canteen". No documents regarding this matter from either of
these departments have been included.

f. Item 4 - This letter, from Royce Marshall, starts "Thank you
for
your letter of the 18th February 2008. Our subsequent telephone
conversation also refers". The letter or information regarding
the
telephone conversation have not been included. It is unclear
which
of these was in relation to the building works, if not both.

I await your reply as to if this apparently omitted information
will be forthcoming.

If, as your e-mail dated 2 March 2009 suggests, you consider this
FoI request closed I would be grateful if you could supply the
Council’s Complaints Procedure, which was not enclosed (as your
"template" response stated).

Yours sincerely, Garland Hopkins

LIST OF DOCUMENTS PROVIDED

1. Letter. From: Mr Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Armiger, B.D.C. Dated: 28 February 2008. Subject: Proposed
Hangers
[sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013839.pdf

2. Letter. From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C. To: Mr P Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. Dated: 3 March
2008.
Subject: Proposed Development - Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename:
P0013840.pdf

3. Letter. From: David Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C. To: Mr R. Marshall, Airport Manager, Retford (Gamston)
Airport. Dated: 18 March 2008. Subject: Proposed Catering
Development - Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013841.pdf

4. Letter. From: Royce Marshall, Airport Manager, Gamston
Aviation.
To: Mr David Yates, Council Solicitor, B.D.C. Dated: 21 February
2008. Subject: Re: Retford (Gamston) Airport - Certificate of
Lawfulness of Use [sic]. Filename: P0013842.pdf

5. Letter. From: Mr D Armiger, Head of Community Prosperity,
B.D.C.
To: Mr Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. Dated: 21 February 2008.
Subject: Proposed Hangers [sic] and Offices to Hanger [sic] 1,
Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013843.pdf

6. Letter (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer,
Development
Control, B.D.C. Dated: 29 January 2008. Subject: Relocation of
Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport,
Retford. Filename: P0013844.pdf

7. Letter (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer,
Development
Control, B.D.C. Dated: 29 January 2008. Subject: Relocation of
Previously Dismantled Proposed-Hanger [sic], Gamston Airport,
Retford. Filename: P0013845.pdf

8. Fax Cover Sheet. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To:
Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, B.D.C. Dated:
5
October 2008. Subject: Letter dated 2 October 2008. Filename:
P0013846.pdf

9. Fax of Letter dated 2 October 2008. From: Peter Wade, Peter
Wade
Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning
Officer,
Development Control, B.D.C. Dated: 5 October 2008. Subject:
Proposed Offices - Hanger [sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford.
Filename: P0013847.pdf

10. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter
Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007. Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston
Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013848.pdf

11. Fax of Letter dated 12 July 2007 (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter
Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007. Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston
Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013849.pdf

12. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Askwith, Technical & Senior Planning Officer, Development
Control,
B.D.C. Dated: 2 October 2007. Subject: Proposed Offices - Hanger
[sic] 1, Gamston Airport, Retford. Filename: P0013850.pdf

13. Internal Memorandum. From: Martyn Hughes, Principal Building
Control Officer, B.D.C. To: Mr David Askwith, Principal Planning
Officer, B.D.C. Dated: 13 September 2007. Subject: Gamston
Airport
- Offices. Filename: P0013851.pdf

14. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr G
Daniels, B.D.C. Dated: 5 September 2007. Subject: Proposed
Offices
- Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename: P0013852.pdf

15. Letter (Page 1 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013853.pdf

16. Letter (Page 2 of 2). From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade
Consultancy.
To: Mr D Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 12 July 2007.
Subject: Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts.
Filename: P0013854.pdf

17. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 1 of
2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority. Dated: 21 April 2004. Subject:
Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic
Regulation. Filename: P0013855.pdf

18. Notice Relating to Applications and Permissions (Page 2 of
2).
From: Civil Aviation Authority. Dated: 21 April 2004. Subject:
Official Record Series 6 Part 2, No. 134, Airports - Economic
Regulation. Filename: P0013856.pdf

19. Letter. From: Peter Wade, Peter Wade Consultancy. To: Mr D
Askwith, Building Control, B.D.C. Dated: 30 May 2007. Subject:
Proposed Hangars - Gamston Airport, Nr Retford, Notts. Filename:
P0013857.pdf

20. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (1 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Coopers Hangar. Title: General Arrangement. Dated: Date missing
from copy provided. Filename: P0013858.pdf

21. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Gamston Airport, Retford. Title: Site Layout at 1:2500. Dated:
April 2007. Filename: P0013859.pdf

22. Technical Drawing attached to Item 6 (2 of 3). Originator:
Peter Wade Consultancy. Client: Gamston Aviation Ltd. Project:
Cooper Hangar. Title: Floor Plan and Elevations. Dated: Date
missing from copy provided. Filename: P0013860.pdf

23. Letter/e-mail From: Lisa Taylor, Freedom of Information
Officer, Planning Services, B.D.C. To: Garland Hopkins. Dated: 2
March 2009. Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request: Retford
(Gamston) Airports [sic] - Conditions of Use. Filename: Final FOI
54 G Hopkins 260209.doc

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Dear Mrs Taylor,

I thank you for the latest documents you have provided pursuant to my Freedom of Information Request, dated 3 February 2009, regarding the building works being carried out at that time by Retford (Gamston) Airport.

It is now 8 full working days since your last response, which was in itself past the required date for fulfilment of your "duty to supply the information requested".

a. I have had no response from the Council's Solicitor, as indicated in your response dated 17 March 2009.

b. Your inclusion of the requested letter from Mr Askwith to Peter Wade Consultancy, dated 1 March 2006, starts with reference to earlier "recent letters and attached plans". These have not been provided.

Given that I have a letter (received outside this FoI Request) that you have not provided directly, which relates to the building works at Retford (Gamston) Airport (CAA's SRG to BDC Development Control Manager, dated 15 December 2008, received by BDC 18 December 2008) and, apparently on a whim, Mr Rowen and Mr Wells visited the site 14 days after my initial request with apparently no paperwork, it would appear that BDC are only paying lip-service to FoI Requests.

As Freedom of Information Officer your earlier implication that documents missing from the initial response, made just within the required response time, were due to relying on "a third party" to fulfil the Request do not detract from the fact that you have failed in your duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to "supply the information requested" and I ask for an Internal Review.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

Lisa Taylor, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Hopkins

Thank you for your email - please accept my apologies for not replying
earlier, I have been out of the office and didn't return until
yesterday. I have forwarded a copy of your request for an 'Internal
Review' to the Council Solicitor, Mr D Yates, for advice on who will
proceed with your request. Mr Yates is currently out of the office.

I am now out of the office until 14th April on annual leave.

If you wish to speak to an Officer earlier than the 14th April, please
contact Mr Yates on 01909 533274.

Regards

Lisa Taylor
Customer Services Manager
Planning Services
Bassetlaw District Council
[email address]
Tel: 01909 533418
Fax: 01909 533400

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2009 11:18 >>>
Dear Mrs Taylor,

I thank you for the latest documents you have provided pursuant
to
my Freedom of Information Request, dated 3 February 2009,
regarding
the building works being carried out at that time by Retford
(Gamston) Airport.

It is now 8 full working days since your last response, which was
in itself past the required date for fulfilment of your "duty to
supply the information requested".

a. I have had no response from the Council's Solicitor, as
indicated in your response dated 17 March 2009.

b. Your inclusion of the requested letter from Mr Askwith to
Peter
Wade Consultancy, dated 1 March 2006, starts with reference to
earlier "recent letters and attached plans". These have not been
provided.

Given that I have a letter (received outside this FoI Request)
that
you have not provided directly, which relates to the building
works
at Retford (Gamston) Airport (CAA's SRG to BDC Development
Control
Manager, dated 15 December 2008, received by BDC 18 December
2008)
and, apparently on a whim, Mr Rowen and Mr Wells visited the site
14 days after my initial request with apparently no paperwork, it
would appear that BDC are only paying lip-service to FoI
Requests.

As Freedom of Information Officer your earlier implication that
documents missing from the initial response, made just within the
required response time, were due to relying on "a third party" to
fulfil the Request do not detract from the fact that you have
failed in your duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
to
"supply the information requested" and I ask for an Internal
Review.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

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David Yates, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Sir

Your recent FOI request refers.
May I trouble you to set out what exactly is the information that you are
lacking that you are asking for please.

Yours sincerely

David Yates M.A., LL.B.
Council Solicitor
& Deputy Monitoring Officer
Queens Buildings
Worksop
S 80 2 AH
01909 533274
fax 01909 533703
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Dear Mr Yates,

With reference to your reply, dated 6 April 2009.

My original FoI Request was:

"Please provide documentation with respect to the current buildings being erected at Retford (Gamston) Airport consisting of additional hangarage and a single-story detached brick building, to include any consultation "with the local planning authority before carrying out any development" as required under Condition A.2 of The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, Schedule 2, Part 18."

Your Freedom of Information Officer's boilerplate reply states:

"The Council has a duty to confirm or deny that it holds recorded information that an applicant seeks from it and a duty to supply the information requested, subject to any exemption that may apply."

As the Council would appear to have failed in their duty within the required time, as laid out in my correspondence dated 30 March 2009, I have asked for an Internal Review to be carried out.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

David Yates, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Hopkins

Thank you for your e mail. I am assuming that you have received no
relevant information at all. I do not wish to "recultivate land that has
already been cultivated"

Please confirm

Yours sincerely

David Yates M.A., LL.B.
Council Solicitor
& Deputy Monitoring Officer
Queens Buildings
Worksop
S 80 2 AH
01909 533274
fax 01909 533703
This email is only for the use of the addressee. It may contain
information which is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from
disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient you must not copy,
distribute or disseminate this email or any enclosure to anyone other than
the addressee. If you receive this communication in error please delete it
and notify the sender.
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Dear Mr Yates,

As my time is as valuable as yours, I suggest that you review for yourself what has already transpired.

My request for an Internal Review is still running.

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

David Yates, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Hopkins

I have now been able to look in some detail at the request made by you
under the Freedom of Information Act. As you are aware the Council is
under a duty to confirm whether it has the relevant information and to
supply the information accordingly. You should note that the information
is the requirement, not copy documents.

The information you seek is copies of documentation relating to the
buildings being constructed at Retford. Such documentation that the
Council holds is not subject to FOI disclosure because it is accessible by
other means - namely, there is a public register which shows all planning
applications and decisions, also registered on the Council's website.

Additionally, it would not be possible in any event to copy the plans
supplied by the developer for copyright reasons.

As you are probably aware, the work in any event was carried out under
permitted development rights and as such limited information needs only to
be submitted to indicate an intention to so develop. No full application
was considered or determined by the Planning Committee [or under delegated
powers] in respect of the issues falling subject to those permitted
rights. There is therefore very limited information on the public
register.

I hope that this assists with your enquiry. If you are not satisfied
with this response then there is a complaints procedure available for you
to implement followed by a reference to the Information Commissioner -
details of which can be found at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

David Yates
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the addressee. If you receive this communication in error please delete it
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References

Visible links
1. http://www.ico.gov.uk/

Dear David Yates,

Thank you for your message dated 28 April 2009.

Can I take it that this is BDC's response to my request for an Internal Review

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

David Yates, Bassetlaw District Council

Dear Mr Hopkins

The e mail from me was the Council's formal response to your FOI enquiry.

You may regard it as a 'review' if you wish but in the final analysis the response in my view satisfies the requirements of the FOI process. If you believe that it does not and you are dissatisfied with the response then the Council's Complaints Procedure is available to you. Details of this can be gained from the Council's website.

Yours sincerely
David Yates

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Dear David Yates,

Thank you for your message dated 28 April 2009.

Can I take it that this is BDC's response to my request for an
Internal Review

Yours sincerely,

Garland Hopkins

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