Ancient and Veteran trees

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

Could you please provide me with the following information:

1. What HS2 Ltd considers the criteria for the classification of a tree as 'ancient'.

2. What HS2 Ltd considers the criteria for the classification of a tree as 'veteran'.

3. How many 'ancient' trees would need to be removed in order to deliver the proposed scheme?

4. Please provide details (preferably maps) of the locations of any 'ancient' trees that would need to be removed in order to deliver the proposed scheme?

5. How many 'veteran' trees would need to be removed in order to deliver the proposed scheme?

6. Please provide details (preferably maps) of the locations of any 'veteran' trees that would need to be removed in order to deliver the proposed scheme?

Yours faithfully,

Martin Hicks

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Dear Martin Hicks,

 

I am writing to advise that due to a technical fault a small number of
emails became stuck in our email system and were therefore not transferred
appropriately within HS2 Ltd. Unfortunately your Freedom of Information
request dated the 20 December 2019 that you sent via the HS2 Ltd Helpdesk
was therefore not received by the Freedom of Information Team.
Consequently they have not been able to process it within appropriate
timescales.

 

The technical fault has now been rectified and the FOI team are now
working to answer your query at the earliest opportunity.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Yours sincerely,

Hassan

 

Hassan | Community Engagement Advisor (HS2 Helpdesk) | HS2 Ltd
Contact our HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year by:
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Dear High Speed Two (HS2) Limited,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of High Speed Two (HS2) Limited's handling of my FOI request 'Ancient and Veteran trees'.

Since being told that my email had been lost due to a technical error and my request would now be looked in to, I have heard nothing.

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

Yours faithfully,

Martin Hicks

Sent a follow up to High Speed Two (HS2) Limited again.

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited





Thank you for your email to the HS2 Helpdesk.

Please note that following UK Government advice for COVID-19, the HS2 Ltd
Helpdesk is working remotely. Over this period it may take us a little
longer to respond to acknowledge and respond to your email. We appreciate
your patience during this difficult time.

Under normal circumstances we aim to respond to enquiries quickly and
efficiently, with an acknowledgement being issued within 2 working days of
being received, and a full response being issued within 20 working days
(when we are unable to answer your query straight away).

 

If your enquiry is urgent and requires immediate attention please contact
the 24 hour HS2 Helpdesk directly on our freephone number 08081 434 434.

 

In the interim if you would like more information on the work of HS2,
and you have access to the internet, please head online to
[1]www.hs2.org.uk

     

For information about what is happening in relation to HS2 in your area
you may also like to browse the following link
[2]www.hs2.org.uk/in-your-area/whats-happening-near-you  Via this link you
can also sign up to receive regular updates on HS2 works local to you.

 

Again, thank you for your email and we look forward to assisting you as
soon as we can.

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Matt Knight left an annotation ()

HS2 Limited contacted the WhatDoTheyKnow.com Administration Team on 12th August 2020 to request that we resend the message of 15th June 2020, which we have done.

It is not clear why they didn't receive this message when it was first sent, as our mail logs show the message was accepted for delivery by their mail server. We've suggested HS2 Limited should ask their IT team to investigate.

--
Matt
WhatDoTheyKnow.com Volunteer Admin Team

HS2Enquiries, High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

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Dear Mr Hicks

 

Please see the attached correspondence.

 

Regards

 

On the behlf of Carl Bird | Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager |
HS2 Ltd      

Tel: 08081 434 434 (Freephone number)| [1][email address]|
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High Speed Two (HS2) Limited , Two Snow Hill, Snow Hill Queensway,
Birmingham, B4 6GA  | [5]www.gov.uk/hs2

 

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may also be subject to legal privilege. It is intended only for the
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