Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format

Mr Wilde made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Is the council's set of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) indexed in digital form?

If so, please may I have a copy of all the data relating to TPOs from any databases you hold regarding them. One or more CSV exports would be ideal.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wilde

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 2702  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

3 Atodiad

Our Ref: 2702  

Dear Enquirer,

Request for Information

The Council’s Legal Department, and the Council’s Planning Department hold
records in respect of Tree Preservation Orders.
The Council’s maintains a record of all Tree Preservation Orders for the
Council on the planning register. We have searched against the following
criteria to show the records of Tree Preservation Orders on our database:
● Order number
● Address
● Title
● Ward
● Parish
Following your request the Council’s planning records have been searched
in respect of Tree Preservation Orders and the information extracted from
the system as of 4 July 2017 has been enclosed with this response.
The Council’s Legal Department also hold a record of Tree Preservation
Orders on a separate database. In Planning and Economy - Planning
Services effect the records from the Legal Department, and Planning should
be the same, however for completeness an extract from Legal’s database has
also been enclosed with this response.
Please note in respect of the information extracted from the Legal
Database that the “Order valid?” field is simply a tick box on the
database, but this has been shown as “True/False” on the spreadsheet.
Where an answer is given as “False”, this does not necessarily indicate
that the Order is not valid, but simply that it may still be in its
provisional stage, or that there are outstanding matters to deal with
(e.g. that a Variation Order has been proposed but not yet made) etc. etc.
This field therefore needs to be read in that context).
The Council’s Legal Department have also advised that this information
does not include any comments regarding various points on the respective
TPOs which may be subject to legal professional privilege. Should such
information be required than the Council would need to consider this on a
case by a case basis for each TPO that was being requested information on.
Yours faithfully
FOI / EIR Coordinator - Planning and Economy
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your swift reply and the information provided you've been really helpful. Specifically what I am looking for is the GIS data for trees subject to TPOs. Often this data is used for a councils interactive map and could be in the format of Longitude and Latitude or a Shapefile.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wilde

FOI FOI, Northumberland County Council

Dear Mr Wilde,
We acknowledge receipt of your e-mail below.
We have forwarded your request to the area which we have been advised will
be able to provide the response, we will forward this to you as soon as we
receive it.
Regards,

Information Governance Office

(t) 0345 600 6400

(e) [1][email address]

Northumberland County Council

2 Atodiad

Our Ref: 2702   

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your request for Information in relation to GIS data for trees
subject to TPOs.

Please find attached the .zip containing the relevant files which make up
the full spatial file (.shp) which is compatible with most GIS Software
(QGIS, ArcGIS, Etc.)

Please be aware that the information relating to Tree Preservation Orders
(“TPOs”) as shown within the provided spatial file (.shp) is a
representative summary only of the information contained in the original
TPOs. 

 

An original TPO and the plan contained within it may be inspected by
contacting the Planning Department at [1][email address] 

Yours sincerely

FOI/EIR Coordinator - Central Team
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your response and the information provided. Your assistance with this enquiry has been greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wilde