Approaches to Meopham Station

Peter Silverman made this Freedom of Information request to Gravesham Borough Council

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

The request was successful.

Dear Gravesham Borough Council,

Please refer to S89 (1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. As you know you have a duty to keep your relevant roads and, in your capacity as a principal litter authority, your relevant land clear of litter and refuse.

Network Rail as a designated statutory undertaker has the same responsibility for its relevant land.

I wish to know exactly where the boundary between your and Network Rail's responsibilities lie as you approach Meopham Station along Station Road.

Are you responsible for all the land (the road, pavements, verges and parking bays) right up to the station building?

If not, at what point do your responsibilities finish and Network Rail's commence?

These links might be useful.

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Meopham,...

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990...

http://www.cleanhighways.co.uk/litter-laws

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Customer Services, Gravesham Borough Council

Dear Mr Silverman,

Thank you for your email. This has been passed to our Freedom of Information team for their attention, and to contact you.

If you have further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us,

Yours sincerely,

Customer Services Section
Gravesham Borough Council
Tel: 01474 33 70 00
email: [Gravesham Borough Council request email]
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Freedom, Gravesham Borough Council

Dear Mr Silverman

Thank you for your email of 3 October 2011, requesting information about
approach roads at Meopham Station.

For your records the reference number for your request is FOI1397.
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.
Therefore, the closing date for this request is 31 October 2011.

If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact us
at [email address] . Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Elspeth Marshall
On behalf of Freedom

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Dear Ms Marshall,

I think you will find that my request would fall under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 not the Freedom of Information Act

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Freedom, Gravesham Borough Council

Dear Mr. Silverman,

Thank-you for your response, please note that your request has come
through our central information request system at the email address
[email address]. All requests for information are logged at
this point and then forwarded to the relevant officer(s) to decide which
legislation applies and to respond.

The email you have received is a standard confirmation of receipt sent
from this central point of contact. This is because the standard time
limits to respond to Freedom of Information and Environmental
Information requests are the same.

I trust this clarifies the situation to your satisfaction, however,
please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further
queries.

Regards,

Gayle Jones
Freedom
Gravesham Borough Council
Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU.
Tel: 01474 337340
Fax: 01474 337942
web: www.gravesham.gov.uk

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Alford, Stuart, Gravesham Borough Council

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Dear Mr Silverman

 

Thank you for your recent freedom of information request regarding the
maintenance of the area in front Meopham Station.  Please see below our
response to your question.

 

As you know you have a duty to keep your relevant roads and, in your
capacity as a principal litter authority, your relevant land clear of
litter and refuse. Network Rail as a designated statutory undertaker has
the same responsibility for its relevant land.   I wish to know exactly
where the boundary between your and Network Rail's responsibilities lie as
you approach Meopham Station along Station Road.  Are you responsible for
all the land (the road, pavements, verges and parking bays) right up to
the station building? If not, at what point do your responsibilities
finish and Network Rail's commence?

 

I can confirm that the area immediately in front of Meopham Station is not
maintained by Gravesham Borough Council.  The car park area and pavement
area outside the station comes under Network Rail whilst the council’s
responsibility starts adjacent to number 1 Station Road.  I have attached
a plan which shows the location of the boundary.  The area maintained by
the council is shaded in blue whilst the area shaded green is under
Network Rail maintenance.

 

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right to ask for an internal review.  Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Freedom of Information
Officer, Civic Centre, Windmill Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AU.  Or
e-mail [1][email address].

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

 

 

Stuart Alford

Service Manager

Waste & Horticultural Services

Gravesham Borough Council

Tel:(01474) 33 75 66

Email:[email address]

 

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