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Dear Barking and Dagenham Borough Council,

Under Chapter 7 Draft Parking and Enforcement Plan

https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/wp-content/uploa...

On page 399, 4. The following paragraph has stated
"The Council will not usually permit crossovers where this will result in a detrimental effect to the street environment by the removal of grass verges, other planted areas or trees.(under review)."

Further on page 400 the paragraph states
"Approval will not be granted if it requires the removal of highway trees,
highway shrubbery or amenity greens.(under review)"

Has there been a final policy issued on parking and enforcement plan, if so where can the final document be found as the document available is a draft.

What is the council policy for applications that fall under provisions that are (under review)?

Yours faithfully,

L Verduyn

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 22
September 2017.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 20 October 2017.
  
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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 22 September 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
FOI Team
 
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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

In the Parking-Strategy-2016-2021.pdf document provided it states,

"Provide a simple, transparent process in applying for a dropped kerb – Dropped
kerbs can provide a solution to parking congestion in residential areas and can
help reduce the pressures on our streets and pavements. We will encourage
dropped kerbs in areas where it is safe to do so, reduce the delay from application
to acceptance and offer affordable methods of payment for installing a dropped
kerb."

Further in the Footway-Crossing-Application-Criteria-January-2017.pdf,
"6 Obstacles to construction:
6.1 Approval of a Footway Crossing will not normally be granted if it requires the removal of street trees, highway shrubbery or amenity greens.

As the parking strategy policy states that they will provide a simple transparent process and the council encourages dropped kerbs where safe to do so.

Please let me know where to find the information under which circumstances the removal of highway shrubbery will be granted for a dropped kerb as this cannot be found in the documents provided.

In addition please provide the dropped kerb appeal process as this is also not listed in the documents provided or on Barking and Dagenham website.

Yours sincerely,

L Verduyn

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.  Please see the response below;
 
The criteria states “Approval of a Footway Crossing will not normally be
granted if it requires the removal of street trees, highway shrubbery or
amenity greens”. Consequently there is not a criteria that covers removal.

Agreement to remove shrubs etc would only be considered in exceptional
circumstances and as these are not foreseen there is no applicable
criteria.

Kind Regards

FOI Team

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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

In the Parking-Strategy-2016-2021.pdf document provided it states,

"Provide a simple, transparent process in applying for a dropped kerb –
Dropped
kerbs can provide a solution to parking congestion in residential areas
and can
help reduce the pressures on our streets and pavements. We will encourage
dropped kerbs in areas where it is safe to do so, reduce the delay from
application
to acceptance and offer affordable methods of payment for installing a
dropped
kerb."

Further in the Footway-Crossing-Application-Criteria-January-2017.pdf,
"6 Obstacles to construction:
6.1 Approval of a Footway Crossing will not normally be granted if it
requires the removal of street trees, highway shrubbery or amenity greens.

As the parking strategy policy states that they will provide a simple
transparent process and the council encourages dropped kerbs where safe to
do so.

Please let me know where to find the information under which circumstances
the removal of highway shrubbery will be granted for a dropped kerb as
this cannot be found in the documents provided.

In addition please provide the dropped kerb appeal process as this is also
not listed in the documents provided or on Barking and Dagenham website.

Yours sincerely,

L Verduyn

Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

The answer you have given contradicts the transparent policy that is highlighted in the parking strategy as being simple and transparent and encouraging the use of dropped kerbs.

Please provide all the exceptional circumstances where a dropped kerb has been allowed in the tax year 2016-2017.

You have also not provided an appeals process for dropped kerb applications.

Yours sincerely,

L Verduyn

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Our reference: 4929135

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Dear Ms Verduyn
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 3 October
2017 concerning the below:
 
1) Please provide all the exceptional circumstances where a dropped kerb
has been allowed in the tax year 2016-2017.

2) Please can you provide the appeals process for dropped kerb
applications?
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 31 October 2017.
  
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Team
 
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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

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Dear Ms Verduyn
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 3 October 2017.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
FOI Team
 
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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Thank you for the information, but it is not what was requested.

1) Please provide all the exceptional circumstances where a dropped kerb has been allowed in the tax year 2016-2017.
Information is not held - We do not store data in the format which would allow us to retrieve the information that has been requested.
In the tax year 2016-2017 there was 37 dropped kerb applications denied, how many of these have been denied due to highway shrubbery?
Of the 37 denied applications 6 was appealed, how many were appealed related to highway shrubbery.
Of the 6 appealed applications 1 was successful, was it related to highway shrubbery and which 3rd party lodged the appeal.

2) Please can you provide the appeals process for dropped kerb applications?
The criteria for Dropped Kerb applications is also already published and can be found at the following link: https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/parkin...

The link provides the criteria for submission but no information on the appeals process which was requested.

Yours sincerely,

L Verduyn

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Dear L Verduyn, 
 
Please find below in response to your follow request. 
 

1) Please provide all the exceptional circumstances where a dropped kerb
has been allowed in the tax year 2016-2017.

Information is not held - We do not store data in the format which would
allow us to retrieve the information that has been requested.

a) In the tax year 2016-2017 there was 37 dropped kerb applications
denied, how many of these have been denied due to highway shrubbery?

Records show  5 applications was denied because of highway shrubbery

b) Of the 37 denied applications 6 was appealed, how many were appealed
related to highway shrubbery.

Records show 1 application appealed related to highway shrubbery

c) Of the 6 appealed applications 1 was successful, was it related to
highway shrubbery and which 3rd party lodged the appeal.

No this was not related to shrubbery, no third party involvement.

2) Please can you provide the appeals process for dropped kerb
applications?

 There is not a published process available but we work to the below:

* Letter of appeal must be received in writing or email
* Manager will review case history and decide if upheld or agree with
customer appeal
* If appeal is granted letter sent to customer to advise of outcome
* If appeal upheld letter sent to customer to advise outcome
* Appeal upheld customer can register a cooperate complaint

Kind Regards
 
FOI Team

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Dear London Borough of Barking and Dagenham,

Thank you for the information, but it is not what was requested.

1) Please provide all the exceptional circumstances where a dropped kerb
has been allowed in the tax year 2016-2017.
Information is not held - We do not store data in the format which would
allow us to retrieve the information that has been requested.
In the tax year 2016-2017 there was 37 dropped kerb applications denied,
how many of these have been denied due to highway shrubbery?
Of the 37 denied applications 6 was appealed, how many were appealed
related to highway shrubbery.
Of the 6 appealed applications 1 was successful, was it related to highway
shrubbery and which 3rd party lodged the appeal.

2) Please can you provide the appeals process for dropped kerb
applications?
The criteria for Dropped Kerb applications is also already published and
can be found at the following link:
https://www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/parkin...

The link provides the criteria for submission but no information on the
appeals process which was requested.

Yours sincerely,

L Verduyn

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