This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Embodied carbon in road building'.



 
 
 
Please ask for: Kelly Leeson
Reference: 18565061
Phone: +443000415985
Email: 
xxx.xxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxxxxxxxx.xxx
Date: 14 January 2021
 
Dear Ms Welch
 
Thank you for your request for information made under the Environmental Information 
Regulations 2004 relating to carbon emission data. Please see the response provided 
below:
Please let me have a copy of carbon emission data associated with the whole life 
cycle of materials, energy use and construction of the following roads: 
1. A249 at M2 Junction 5 
2. A28 Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea Relief Road 
3. A229 Blue Bell Hill Junction Upgrades 
4. M2/A2 Brenley Corner Upgrade 
This is sometimes referred to as "embodied carbon". 
For the avoidance of doubt this is not a request for carbon emissions data 
directly related to the use of the road by all kinds of vehicles over the 60 year 
assessment period. 
Please let me know if these assessments of carbon were carried out following 
guidance contained in PAS2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure and which 
organisation or consultancy /consultancies carried out the assessment.
At this stage KCC does not hold the information you have requested.  

The A28 Birchington, Acol and Westgate-on-Sea Relief Road and A229 Blue Bell Hill 
Junction Upgrades are both at the early stages of development. There is a significant 
amount of further work to do before meaningful carbon emission data can be 
calculated.  Neither scheme is guaranteed to progress as they are not yet funded. 
Consequently, we do not have the data requested at this time. 

KCC can confirm that the M2 Junction 5 and A2/M2 Brenley Corner are both Highway 
England schemes and as such, we do not hold this information.  Please contact them 
directly via Email: xxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx or Tele
phone: 0300 123 5000
If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied with 
legislation, you have 40 working days from the date of this response to ask for a review. 
You can do this by following our complaints process; details can be found at this link 
https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council/complaints-and-compliments#tab-10 on our 
website. Please quote reference 18565061.
 


If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can appeal to the Information 
Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
Details of what you need to do, should you wish to pursue this course of action, are 
available from the Information Commissioner’s website http://ico.org.uk/concerns 
Yours sincerely
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer
+443000415985
xxxxx.xxxxxxx@xxxx.xxx.xx