Southwark's streetspace bid and feedback

Thomas Purchas made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Could you please provide documents related to Southwark's streetspace bid, and feedback from TfL.

Yours faithfully,
Thomas

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Purchas

TfL Ref: 0781-2122

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15 July 2021. Please accept my apologies for the delay in acknowledging your correspondence.

We will aim to issue a response by 11 August 2021 in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
 

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FOI, Transport for London

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Purchas

 

TfL Ref: 0781-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15
July 2021 asking for copies of documents related to Southwark's
Streetspace bid, and feedback from Transport for London (TfL).

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and TfL’s information access
policy.

 

However, given the extent of the information you are looking for, we are
applying Regulation 12(4)(b) as we believe that the request is ‘manifestly
unreasonable’ because providing the information you have requested would
impose unreasonable costs on us and require an unreasonable diversion of
resources given the volume of material that would need to be sourced,
analysed and suitably formatted for public disclosure from across the
organisation.  It would also take a considerable amount of time to obtain
and evaluate the documents you are seeking into a format suitable for
public disclosure from the various TfL internal departments involved in
the bid.

 

Additionally, feedback on everything we have on the programmes and
projects involved in Southwark's Streetspace bid, is in itself very wide
ranging in scope, covering for example, design proposals and delivery, to
funding as well as discussions of a more technical nature.

 

The use of this exception is subject to a public interest test, which
requires us to consider whether the public interest in applying the
exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure. We recognise that
the release of information would promote accountability and transparency
in public services and also help address your particular concerns about
this issue. However, the time it would take to provide the information you
have requested from the Investment Delivery Planning Sponsorship team,
Engineering personnel, Project & Programme Delivery, Local Communities and
Partnerships, Network Performance as well as London Buses, would divert a
disproportionate amount of our resources from its core functions and on
balance we consider that the public interest currently favours the use of
the exception.

 

We will consider your request again, if you are able to narrow its scope,
to for example, a request for the Streetspace bid and its outcome of the
bid, so that we can more easily locate, retrieve and extract the
information you are seeking.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear FOI,

I did not intend to request such a wide quantity of information, I'm only looking for information equivalent to response provided to FOI-0651-2021.

This is limited to:

1. Southwarks streetspace bid
2. TfL's funding decision, and feedback provided with that decision

I believe that these documents already exist, and shouldn't span more than three existing documents.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Purchas

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Purchas

TfL Ref: 1020-2122

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 12 August 2021. I am sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

We will aim to issue a response by 9 September 2021 in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
 

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FOI, Transport for London

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Purchas

TfL Ref: 1020-2122

Thank you again for your email received by TfL on 12 August 2021. You have asked for information about the London Borough of Southwark's Streetspace bid, TfL's funding decision and feedback provided with that decision.

Your request is being considered under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs). Unfortunately because of its complexity, we have been unable to resolve your request within the initial statutory 20 working day deadline. This is because we are in the process of finalising our response.

To enable us to fully consider your request, in accordance with the EIRs we have had to extend the deadline for providing a response to 40 working days from the date we received your request. The amended date for a final response is now 6 October 2021. We are working hard to ensure that you receive a response before this date.

I apologise for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any queries or would like to discuss your request, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response, please read the attached help-sheet entitled ‘Your Right to Appeal’

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
 

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FOI, Transport for London

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Purchas

 

TfL Ref: 1020-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by us on 12 August 2021 asking for
information about Southwark Council’s Streetspace bid and Transport for
London’s (TfL) funding decision, following your previous request for
information (reference: 0781-2122).

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access
policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked
for:

 

information equivalent to response provided to FOI-0651-2021.

 

This is limited to:

 

1. Southwarks streetspace bid

 

2. TfL's funding decision, and feedback provided with that decision

 

I believe that these documents already exist, and shouldn't span more than
three existing documents.

 

As our website states: The Streetspace for London programme is supported
by funding to allow London's boroughs to create new protected cycle lanes,
extend pavements and reduce through-traffic in residential areas as a
response to the coronavirus pandemic. This will make it easier and safer
for people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

 

The Streetspace for London guidance supports councils to identify and plan
improvements to help people safely walk, cycle and use public transport
during the coronavirus pandemic. We want to avoid people using their cars
where possible, which will help us reduce congestion, clean our air and
help people be healthier.

 

We have provided boroughs with data and analysis for identifying schemes
and guidance on how to deliver them to best meet the aims of the
Streetspace programme and how to monitor their outcomes:
[1]https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/boroughs-and...

 

Please find attached copies of the requested documentation and associated
communications between TfL and the London Borough of Southwark, consisting
of, for example:

 

o The incoming bid submitted by Southwark Council to TfL.

 

o A response giving feedback on Tranche Three funding.

 

o Discussions with Southwark Council.

 

o Funding emails regarding Tranche Four, Five and Six funding.

 

o Correspondence from the very early stages of the London Streetspace
Programme; during May 2020.

 

In accordance with our obligations under Data Protection legislation some
information in these attachments has been withheld, as required by
regulation 13 of the EIR. This is because disclosure of this personal data
would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle of
Article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation which requires all
processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to
disclose this personal information when the individuals have no
expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the
conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’. This exemption to the
right of access to information is an absolute exemption and not subject to
an assessment of whether the public interest favours use of the
regulation.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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