4 January 2016
Information Governance Team
[Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Customer Service and Transformation
Mr Robert Whittaker
Corporate Director, Sue Grace
Information Governance Team
Cambridgeshire County Council
Dear Mr Whittaker,
Re: Request for re-use of public rights of way data
Further to your email of 4 December 2015, I am writing to advise you that in
accordance with Regulation 7(1) of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information
Regulations 2015 (RPSI), the Council permits re-use of the information available from
the maps on my.cambridgeshire.gov.uk with regard to public rights of way.
This permission is granted on the basis of a charged licence for the marginal cost
incurred in responding to your request. The charge is £72, which is the cost of 1.5hrs
of officer time needed to:
• analyse a request,
• liaise between the FOI team and service officer concerned
• draft the licence for the particular requester,
• draft the response to the requester and attach the data as a kml or MIF file
• send the response
• file the correspondence in accordance with good records management
As per previous correspondence, the Council has agreed to waive the fee in this
instance but has retained the charging information within this letter for completeness.
The cost has been calculated using current ICO EIR guidance.
This charge applies pending the County Council’s consideration as to whether it will
introduce a charge for a reasonable return on investment under regulations 15(3) and
For ease of reference, the terms and conditions that apply to this re-use are set out in
this letter. Payment terms
Payment for the licence can be made online via the following webpage:
Please select the ‘Pre-agreed Payment’ option and refer to your request under our
reference above. The data will be emailed to you with a copy of this licence upon
receipt of payment.
The application to reuse the information available is granted in line with the following
terms and conditions.
In consideration of the payment of the Fee, we are granting you the world-wide, non-
exclusive rights to re-use the information, including re-use by:
• copying, publishing, distributing and transmitting the Information;
• adapting the Information;
• exploiting the Information commercially (including by combining it with other
information, data or applications, or your own Product);
• allowing End-users to use the Information as authorised by an End-user
Licence (except that an End-user shall not have the right to sub-license the
right to access the Information).
This Licence will be for a Term of 1 year and expires on 2 October 2016. Ending the Licence
You have the right to end this Licence at any time by giving 14 days’ notice to us in
writing (by post or email).
We have the right to end this Licence:
• at any time if you are wound up, declared bankrupt, placed in the hands of
receivers or creditors or otherwise stop operating;
• at any time if there is a material breach of the terms of this Licence and you do
not put this right within 30 days of our telling you in writing or by email, or
• in order to comply with any legal requirement.
Consequences of the Licence ending
Ending this Licence shall not affect our right to payments and information related to
payments under this Licence.
Changes to the terms of the Licence
The terms of this Licence may only be changed if you and we agree in writing (by post
or email). We will confirm any changes to the Licence, sending you an amended
Specific details about the Rights of Way data
A council's Definitive Map and Statement and Commons and Village Greens
Registers are the authoritative source of information about the public rights of way,
commons and village greens in that council's area. The details contained in the data
supplied are for information only
, and are an interpretation of the Definitive Map
and Statement and Registers, not the legal records themselves.
They should not
be relied on for determining the position or alignment of any public right of way,
common or village green.
For legal purposes, the data does not replace its Definitive Map and Statement or
Commons or Village Greens Registers, and changes may have been made to the
legal records that are not included in this data.
The data contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right
2015. The public rights of way data is ‘Free to Use’ under the Ordnance Survey’s
Terms & Conditions (see: http://bit.ly/bp975s) but you must
Ordnance Survey’s copyright and
the source of this free-to-use data (see bottom of
the page on the link). However, the data is the intellectual property of Cambridgeshire
County Council, and a charge may be levied for use of it.
The information is used for indicative purposes only, and does contain errors and
anomalies. The County Council is currently undertaking a long-term project to resolve
these. Where clarification of a route or boundary is required, the original Map and
Statement/relevant Register the Asset Information team must
be consulted at
The data is current at the time of publication. Changes can be made daily and
therefore some of the data may quickly become out-of-date.
Information is given without prejudice to applications made under Section 53 of the
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 or Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 that may
subsequently be proved.
For these reasons Cambridgeshire County Council’s Public rights of way mapping
Disclaimer should be clearly shown whenever the data is used: ‘The public rights of way shown on this map are copied from Cambridgeshire County
Council’s digital version of the Definitive Map. The data should not be used for legal
purposes. If in any doubt please contact the Asset Information Team via email
Cambridgeshire County Council will not be held liable for misuse of the data or for any
misinformation that may occur as a result of an organisation’s use of the data.
Information Governance Team