Unadopted roads

Trevor R Nunn made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please supply a copy of any and all information held that will explain why part of Rookery Rise, Winsford remains unadopted some 8 years after being completed. The part in question leads to Beechfields, Winsford Cheshire, which also remains unadopted.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Mr Nunn

Thank you for your email. It will be treated as a request within the
meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response
within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which
you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it. If we need any
further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the log number 400085.

Iris Chalmers
PA to Steve Robinson, Chief Executive
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 975968
Email: [email address]
Location: Room 283, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Dear CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive),

Your response to my freedom of information request is overdue. You have exceed the 20 day deadline under the Freedom of Information Act and are now breaking the law.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor R Nunn

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire West & Chester Council's handling of my FOI request 'Unadopted roads'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/un...

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

ROBINSON, Steve (Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

Dear Mr Nunn,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Unadopted Roads

I refer to your FOIA request number 400085 made by emailed dated 16
June timed at 18.48. I apologise on behalf of the council that you
have not had a response sooner.

Beechfields has remained unadopted due to the intermediate sections of
road linking it to the main adopted road network being subject to
separate phased adoption agreements with the Authority. No Highway
Authority will adopt a road in isolation from the main adopted network
and the adoption of these lengths of street under separate phased
road Agreements has therefore had to take place in a progressive
sequential manner.

On a development the size of Rookery Rise the completion of the
individual phases by the respective developer/s can take sometime to
complete prior to the next phase being released for further development.
Usually, the speed of construction operations to finish off the
individual phases is beyond the control of the Authority and is directly
governed by economic conditions and/or the developer's own build
programme.

In this instance the developer initially made normal progress with the
construction of the first phase of Rookery Rise. However, some time ago
it became apparent that the developer's progress on site had started to
slow due to financial difficulties. This ultimately lead to the
receiver being called in and, finally the developer company going into
liquidation. Ultimately, as you are aware, the highway authority carried
out the works to bring that part of Rookery Rise up to adoption
standard.

From your comprehensive knowledge of issues relating to the frontage
of your property onto Rookery Rise and documentation and reports in
your possession or provided to you in the past you will be aware
that there existed an outstanding and complex dispute with the
developer and subsequently the highway authority concerning the
vehicular crossing to your private drive access and the installation
of a public pedestrian footway required to bring Rookery Rise up to
adoption standard. However, that section of Rookery Rise, phase one has
now been adopted.

I can now confirm that phase two, of which Beechfields forms part, is
also now of a suitable standard to be adopted by the Authority. Ideally,
that adoption would have been finalised by now, but unfortunately the
Authority is currently undergoing a major reorganisation following the
abolition of the County and District Councils and the creation of this
new unitary Council which has given rise to some delay.
Notwithstanding this I can inform you that it will now receive
appropriate attention in order for Beechfields to achieve adoption
status as public ally maintainable street.

It is not considered that there is any additional information to provide
to you which is not already in your possession.

I consider that the substantive reply makes your recent request for an
Internal Review no longer necessary.

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

Chief Executive

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 977454

Email:[email address]

Location: Room 285, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF

Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Dear ROBINSON, Steve (Chief Executive),

Thank you for your response. In your response you essentially state that phase 2 couldn't be adopted until phase 1 was adopted because of the need to connect phase 2 to an adopted road before it could be adopted. Please provide a copy of any information documents that would explain why Phase 2 was not adopted in 2001 when at that time (or shortly . afterwards)phase 2 was connected to the adopted western part of Rookery Rise.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor R Nunn

Gadawodd Trevor R Nunn anodiad ()

The Local Government Ombudsman stated, during the early part of 2008, that all the roads on the development were adopted save for a small stretch adjacent to my property. It would apear the Mr Robinson is now confirming what I have always known, that the LGO were not telling me the truth.

More about this fiasco

http://lgowatcher.blogspot.com/2009/05/l...

http://lgowatcher.blogspot.com/

http://bodgedroad.blogspot.com/

CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

Mr Nunn, I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your email. Iris Chalmers.

Iris Chalmers
PA to Steve Robinson, Chief Executive
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 975968
Email: [email address]
Location: Room 283, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Further to my last email, it would also be helpful if you sent me a copy of the information requested not just a fallacious explantion of the situation that exists.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

Dear Sir or Madam,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire West & Chester Council's handling of my FOI request 'Unadopted roads'.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/un...

Only a reason why the highway in question could not be adopted from the east was given, no explanation or documents as to why it was not adopted from the west were given. Therefore, my original FOI request has not been fully answered. If I do not receive all the information requested within 10 days I will submit a complaint to the ICO.

Yours faithfully,

Trevor R Nunn

CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Mr Nunn

Please find attached a letter in reply to your email below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need anything further.

Iris Chalmers
PA to Steve Robinson, Chief Executive
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tel: 01244 975968
Email: [email address]
Location: Room 283, County Hall, Chester CH1 1SF
Visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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Dear CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive),

Unfortunately your letter does not explain why Rookery Rise was not adopted from the West. Particularly since it could have been adopted when the Barratt part of Rookery Rise adjoining it to the west was adopted. It appears wholly irrational that two adjoining parts of Rookery Rise both completed at the same time are not adopted at the same time. The same could be said of the play area and open space that remain unadopted after being completed in 2001.

However, if you say you hold no information that would explain why the part of Rookery Rise in question was not adopted from the west then I will have to accept that for the moment. No doubt the truth will come out one day.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor R Nunn

CHALMERS, Iris (PA to Chief Executive), Cheshire West and Chester Council

I am currently away from the office, returning 17 August. If you need any
assistance please email [email address]

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Gadawodd Trevor R Nunn anodiad ()

To learn the truth about Rookery Rise

http://bodgedroad.blogspot.com/