This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Use of Canada Water Station by members of Southwark Planning'.






 
 
 
 
Amina Dayal 
 
Information Officer 
 
Customer Resolution Team 
 
Housing and Modernisation 
Simon Forster 
xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
Via email 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Date: 27 November 2019 
 
Ref: 1595985 
Dear Simon Forster 
Re: Information Request 
Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 21 November 2019. This 
information is being provided as a statutory obligation under the Freedom of Information Act 
2000.   
 
Your request 
.I would like to make an FOI request for the following. 
 
1.  What is the total head count of Southwark Councils Planning department? 
2.  From the total above, how many of the individuals live in the borough of Southwark? 
3.  From the planning department how many of the team uses Canada Water Tube station 
to start their commute to work on a daily basis during the rush hour? 
4.  From the planning department how many of the staff designated as having an input to 
or involved with granting permission for the Canada Water Master Plan, use Canada 
Water Tube station to start their commute to work on a daily basis during the rush 
hour? 
 
 
Our response  
1.  As at October 2019 – 98 
2.  The council holds this information, however the information you requested is being 
withheld under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The exemption which applies to 
this information is Section 40(2) - Personal Data. 
Personal data is exempt information under Section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information 
Act if disclosing data of the type covered by section 40(3)(a) would contravene any of 
the data protection principles. We maintain that releasing this information is not 
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compatible with the Council’s requirement to process personal data fairly and lawfully. 
Section 40(2) is an absolute exemption under the Act and is therefore not subject to 
the public interest test. 
 3 & 4. Under section 1(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 we have a duty to inform   
            you that we do not hold this information. 
 
Please note that under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 
2003 Southwark Council ask not to receive unsolicited marketing communications. 
You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes, including any non-
commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting.  Any other re-use, 
for example commercial publication, requires the permission of the copyright holder.  If you 
have any queries or concerns then please contact us using the above details.  
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to 
make an appeal for a review of our decision, you should contact us at 
xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx, quoting the reference number above.  
If you are not content with the outcome of your appeal you may apply directly to the 
Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot 
make a decision unless you have first exhausted our internal appeal procedure and you 
should contact her within 2 months of the outcome of your internal appeal.  
Further information on the Freedom of Information Act is available through the Information 
Commissioner at www.ico.org.uk  
Yours sincerely 
Amina Dayal 
Information Officer  
 
 
 
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