Right of Way and Traffic Regulation Orders in East Sussex

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

I would like to make a request using the Freedom of Information Act for data that you may hold.

1. A current, definitive map of Public Rights of Way within East Sussex.

2. Any information held on active Traffic Regulation Orders that may affect motorised vehicular access to byways and other unclassified roads within East Sussex.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using
exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that
fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I
would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

If you need any clarification then please do not hesitate to
contact me. Under Section 16 it is your duty to provide advice and
assistance and so I would expect you to contact me if you find this
request unmanageable in any way.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you
within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Greg Nealson

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Nealson

FOI Request ref: 6990 / Right of Way and Traffic Regulation Orders in East Sussex

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your request was received on 4/4/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, but we do need you to clarify your request before we will be able to process it.

Please could you confirm what you mean by 'active' Traffic Regulation Orders? Do you mean TRO's that are currently going through the process?
 
Your request is on hold pending receipt of your clarification. Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this request.

Kind regards

Amilia Holland
Customer Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council
Communities Economy and Transport Directorate
W1D, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208
email: [East Sussex County Council request email]   web: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi
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FOI Request ref: 6990 / Right of Way and Traffic Regulation Orders in East Sussex

Dear Amilia Holland,

You asked "Please could you confirm what you mean by 'active' Traffic Regulation Orders? Do you mean TRO's that are currently going through the process?"
By "Active" TRO's, I mean TRO's that are currently in force. I am specifically interested in TRO's that affect Byways Open to All Traffic and their right of navigation to motor cars.

If information is available on TRO's "going through the process" (i take this to mean under consideration) I would be interested to see this as well.

Thank you for your quick response, and let me know if you have any more questions.

Yours sincerely,

Greg Neilson

Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

Dear Mr Nealson

FOI Request ref: 6990 / Right of Way and Traffic Regulation Orders in East Sussex

Thank you for your request for information about the above. Your clarified request was received on 4/4/2016 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We always aim to respond as quickly as possible, and in this case will do so no later than 2/5/2016, which is the 20 working day deadline. The deadline is counted from the first working day we receive it, not the date a letter is written / posted or an email sent.
Please quote the above reference number in any communication regarding this request.

Kind regards

Amilia Holland
Customer Information Adviser

East Sussex County Council
Communities Economy and Transport Directorate
W1D, County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208
email: [East Sussex County Council request email]   web: www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi
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Freedom of Information, East Sussex County Council

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Dear Mr Nealson

 

FOI Request ref: 6990 / Right of Way and Traffic Regulation Orders in East
Sussex

 

Thank you for your request for information about the above, which has been
dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your
request and our response are set out below. Please note that any
information we provide is subject to the copyright and reuse of
information terms and conditions set out at the bottom of this email.

 

REQUEST

 

1. A current, definitive map of Public Rights of Way within East Sussex.

 

2. Any information held on active Traffic Regulation Orders that may
affect motorised vehicular access to byways and other unclassified roads
within East Sussex.

 

RESPONSE

 

Part 1 - “a current definitive map of public rights of way within east
sussex”

 

Section 21 Freedom of Information Act provides that a public authority is
not required to provide information upon request where that information is
reasonably accessible to the applicant elsewhere. The definitive map is
available to view by appointment and can also be found online at the
following link.

 

[1]https://new.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureand...

 

We will therefore not be providing a copy.

 

Part 2 – “Any information held on active Traffic Regulation Orders that
may affect motorised vehicular access to byways and other unclassified
roads within East Sussex.”

 

Your request isn’t entirely clear. We are unsure whether you are simply
looking for basic information regarding the closures on our byways, or
whether you are seeking all background information , for example
consultations and copies of orders.  Section 16 FOIA requires us to offer
assistance to applicants to enable them to obtain what they require. To
this end, please find attached two lists. The ‘County byways list’ gives
the location identifying details of all of the county’s byways.  The Byway
TRO list gives details of the orders currently affecting byways and the
orders under consideration.  Both lists give map references for the byways
which can be used to identify the location of the routes on the online
map.

 

The request is further unclear where it asks for details of orders
affecting “byways and other unclassified roads in East Sussex” .  If your
request is taken to also include any TROs affecting Unclassified County
Roads (UCR’s) then it includes the main highway network. 

 

However, the request goes on to clarify that you are “specifically
interested in TRO’s that effect Byways Open to All Traffic“.    We
therefore believe that your interest is confined to orders applied to
byways, and that the reference to “unclassified roads” is probably not
intended to infer an interest in orders affecting the main highway
network.  Please advise if this is not the case.

 

I hope that this answers your enquiry. If you believe that the County
Council has not complied with the FOI Act in responding to your request,
you may ask for an internal review. If you wish to do so, please set out
the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

Philip Baker, Assistant Chief Executive, East Sussex County Council,
County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 1UE.

or by email to him at [2][email address]

 

Please quote the FOI reference number in any communication regarding this
particular request.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you then
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision
unless you have exhausted the County Council’s internal review procedure
as described in the previous paragraph. The Commissioner can be contacted
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113.  [3]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jeremy Coleman

Customer Information Officer

 

East Sussex County Council

Communities, Economy and Transport

W1D, County Hall

St Anne’s Crescent

Lewes

East Sussex BN7 1UE

 

Phone: 01273 482913
Fax: 01273 481208

email: [4][East Sussex County Council request email]   web: [5]www.eastsussex.gov.uk/foi

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