Biden signage

Maria O Callaghan made this Freedom of Information request to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

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Maria O Callaghan

Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District Council,

Can you confirm if planning permission was sought for signage supporting Biden, erected in Newry at entrance to Covid testing Centre, at entrance to St Christophers park,Beside Quays Shopping center?
If so, please confirm applicant ,provide copies of associated paperwork, and confirm if any costs were apportioned to the ratepayers of N & M area.

Yours faithfully,

Maria O Callaghan

Yours faithfully,

Maria O Callaghan

Maria O Callaghan

Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District Council,

Have not even had an acknowledgement for this request, can you please update re same?

Yours faithfully,

Maria O Callaghan

Trainor, Suzanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O’Callaghan,

 

Thank you for your request for information received 29/03/2021.

 

You have requested information in relation to- Biden signage in Newry.

 

As your request relates to information which Council may hold about a
matter affecting land and the environment your request will be processed
in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Accordingly, you will receive the information you have requested within 20
working days of the date of receipt of your request by the Council unless
the Council does not hold the information or there is a reason to withhold
all or part of the information requested.  I will write to you in any
event. 

 

I hope to respond to you no later than 28/04/2021.

 

For further information on the Environmental Information Regulations I
would direct you to the website of the Information Commissioner's Office

o ICO website: [1]www.ico.org.uk
o ICO self-service portal:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
o Helpline: 0303 123 1114

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Suzanne Trainor

Information Officer

 

Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Downshire Civic Centre

Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road

Downpatrick

BT30 6GQ

Council: 0330 137 4000

 

 

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Maria O Callaghan

Dear Trainor, Suzanne,

As my request was sent on 29/03/2021 as you have confirmed, are you telling me this is only being passed over now following my request for an update yesterday, meaning 20 days only starts today? ?

Yours sincerely,

Maria O Callaghan

Trainor, Suzanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O'Callaghan

I hope to respond by 28/04/2020 which is the 20 day time limit from receipt 29/03/2020

Regards

Suzanne Trainor

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Maria O Callaghan

Dear Trainor, Suzanne,
Thank-you for clarity.

Yours sincerely,

Maria O Callaghan

Trainor, Suzanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O’Callaghan,

 

Thank you for your request for information received 29/03/2021. You
requested information in relation to- Biden signage in Newry. The request
has been processed in accordance with the Environmental Information
Regulations and, accordingly, please see the response below.

 

Can you confirm if planning permission was sought for signage supporting
Biden, erected in Newry at entrance to Covid testing Centre, at entrance
to St Christophers park,Beside Quays Shopping center?

If so, please confirm applicant ,provide copies of associated paperwork,
and confirm if any costs were apportioned to the ratepayers of N & M area.

 

Planning have carried out a History search on above request. Planning hold
no information/history of an approval for signage as per your request.

 

I trust this is of assistance.  However, should you be unhappy with our
response in this matter you may request an Internal Review of our response
by 16/06/2021.  You can contact Ms Edel Cosgrove, Head of Compliance
([email address]) in that regard.

If you are unhappy with the outcome of Council’s Internal Review you may
apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a review of our
response.  The ICO’s contact details are as follows:

o ICO website: [1]www.ico.org.uk
o ICO self-service portal:
[2]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
o Helpline: 0303 123 1114

 

Regards

 

Suzanne Trainor

Information Officer

 

Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir Mhúrn agus an Dúin

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Downshire Civic Centre

Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road

Downpatrick

BT30 6GQ

Council: 0330 137 4000

 

[3]www.newrymournedown.org

[4]www.facebook.com/nmdcouncil

[5]www.twitter.com/nmdcouncil

 

 

This e-mail, its contents and any attachments are intended only for the
above named. As this e-mail may contain confidential or legally privileged
information, if you are not, or suspect that you are not, the above named,
or the person responsible for delivering the message to the above named,
delete or destroy the email and any attachments immediately. The contents
of this e-mail may not be disclosed to, nor used by, anyone other than the
above named. We will not accept any liability (in negligence or otherwise)
arising from any third party acting, or refraining from acting, on such
information. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed in such
messages are not given or endorsed by the Council, unless otherwise
indicated in writing by an authorised representative independent of such
messages. Please note that we cannot guarantee that this message or any
attachment is virus free or has not been intercepted and amended. The
Council undertakes monitoring of both incoming and outgoing e-mails. You
should therefore be aware that if you send an e-mail to a person within
the Council it may be subject to any monitoring deemed necessary by the
organisation. As a public body, the Council may be required to disclose
this e-mail (or any response to it) under UK Data Protection and Freedom
of Information legislation, unless the information in it is covered by an
exemption.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.ico.org.uk/
2. https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/offi...
3. http://www.newrymournedown.org/
4. http://www.facebook.com/nmdcouncil
5. http://www.twitter.com/nmdcouncil

Maria O Callaghan

Dear Trainor, Suzanne,

As there is no permission for this sign ,can you confirm when it is likely to be removed now that planning have been made aware of its erection?

Yours sincerely,

Maria O Callaghan

Trainor, Suzanne, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Ms O'Callaghan,

This is now a matter for Planning to deal with in relation to enforcement of the unauthorised signage.
Any further queries re the matter can be requested through Planning directly at
[email address]

Regards

Suzanne Trainor
Information Officer

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