Road Maintenance

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Stephen J Grenfell

Dear Leeds City Council,

I would be grateful if you would provide me with the following information in relation to Shadwell Lane, Moortown, and in particular the section between Sandringham Approach and Lady Park Court:

◦Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the last 2 years

◦Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in last 2 years

◦Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

◦The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

◦Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway, received in the last 2 years

◦The hierarchy classification.

◦The road/section number.

◦The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes

◦The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

◦Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Stephen Jame Grenfell

CS Freedom of Information, Leeds City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Sir

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find attached acknowledgement letter.

Yours faithfully

Katrina Jenkins

Legal Officer

Property and Finance

Legal, Licensing & Registration

Leeds City Council

Tel: 0113 2474392

Fax : 0113 2474651

E- mail: [Leeds City Council request email]

www.leeds.gov.uk

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Brook, Richard, Leeds City Council

7 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Grenfell,

Please find part II of your Freedom of Information request attached.

Regards,

Richard Brook,
Administration Assistant,
Level 4,
Leonardo Building,
(0113 24)76761.

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Brook, Richard, Leeds City Council

10 Atodiad

Dear Mr. Grenfell,

I write in response to your Freedom of Information request, received in
this office on 17th January 2010. I am pleased to provide the information
you have requested in the files attached (please see the highlighted
sections of your original email for further information). Please note, due
to the size of the attachments, I am forced to send your response
across multiple emails.

o Details of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in
the last two years
o Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken,
including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection
vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

There are two types of survey conducted - a walked survey carried out
annually, and a driven survey carried out quarterly.

The results of the walked survey can be found in the file `FOI Inspections
Report Shadwell Lane Alwoodley.pdf'

The results of the driven inspection can be found in the documents titled
`QD NE3 yyyy-mm-dd.pdf'. The driven survey is carried out by two officers
in a van driven at a speed of 20 mph. The route followed can be found in
the file ' Route NE3 from yyyy-mm-dd.pdf '

o Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the
carriageway, received in the two years.

All information relating to complaints and/or enquiries is given in
the attachments titled 'FOI Letters Report Shadwell Lane Alwoodley.pdf`
' FOI Help Desk Report Shadwell Lane Alwoodley.pdf ' and `FOI Accident
Claims Report Shadwell Lane Alwoodley.pdf'

o The hierarchy classification.
o The road/section number.

Please see the attached file 'Road data Shadewll Lane.pdf'

o The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.
o The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the
identification of all categories of carriageway potholes i.e how you
define a pothole as requiring attention
o The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair
(temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.
o Whether or not Leeds City Council has formally adopted all or part of
the standards contained within the national code of practice for
highways maintenance management.

The last 4 points are publicly available from the Leeds City Council
website. As such, they are exempt from release under s21 of the FOIA 2000
(Information available by other means). Please use the following link to
view this information: www.leeds.gov.uk/highwaysmaintenancepolicy.

I trust that this response is satisfactory; however, if you are
dissatisfied with this response then you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within City Development. On appeal, your request will
be re-examined and an assessment made as to whether the requirements of
the Act have been adhered to. Should you wish to follow this course of
action then please address your concerns in writing to Jayne Conboy,
Information Practitioner, The Leonardo Building. 2 Rossington Street,LS2
8HD

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we
have met with our obligations under the Act. The Commissioner has made it
clear however that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals
procedures prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact
the Commissioner's Office then you can write to the following address:

Office of the Information Commissioner,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow, Cheshire,

SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Jayne Conboy

Information Practitioner

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