Cambridge Parking Permits for Students

Richard Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

Could you please send me a copy of any county council policy under which Cambridge residents who happen to be students are refused on street parking permits for the city. If such a policy exists could you please also let me know when it adopted and when it was approved by councillors.

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

This FOI request arises following an article in today's Cambridge News contains a quote from a County Council spokeman saying:

"The council does not issue parking permits to students and if we find out a student has one it will be withdrawn."

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Cambridg...

The purpose of this Freedom of Information request is to discover if this is an accurate reflection of the council's position. ie. if parking permits are being refused on the grounds someone is a student.

I am aware that many students will not be eligible for parking permits; but do not believe the published policies exclude students from being issued with them simply on the grounds that they are students. I think to do so would be wrong.

If the quote turns out to be inaccurate I will be suggesting the County Council write to the Cambridge News seeking the publication of a clarification; students may believe a quote from a County Council spokesman in the the Cambridge News is accurate and decide not to apply for a parking permit as a result of it.

Withey Joanne, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Taylor

Re: Environmental Information Request ref 804

Thank you for your email of 23 February 2011 in which you requested
information about policies affecting on street parking permits.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. In accordance with the Regulations, the
Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this
instance, by 23 March 2011.

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fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the
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Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance Officer

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Cambridgeshire County Council
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Cambridge
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Dear Mr Taylor,

Re: Environmental Information Regulations Request ref: 804

I write with reference to your request of March 2011 as follows:

Could you please send me a copy of any county council policy under which
Cambridge residents who happen to be students are refused on-street
parking permits for the city. If such a policy exists could you please
also let me know when it adopted and when it was approved by
councillors.

<<EIR_804_RES_PUB.pdf>>

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0AP within 40 days of the date of this letter.

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the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
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Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire,
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Kind regards
Anna Keech

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Richard Taylor left an annotation ()

The response states:

"we cannot refuse to issue nor rescind a permit
because the applicant is a student."

I have written an article related to request:
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/on-street-parki...

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