Communications with station area applicant

Andrew Bower made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please provide details of communications between the following parties in the course of writing the transport assessment for the "cb1" Cambridge station area redevelopment proposed by Ashwell.

1. Cambridgeshire County Council and its consultants and subcontractors, including Atkins.

2. The applicant, Ashwell, and its consultants and subcontractors.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Bower

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Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Thank you for your email of 10/10/2008 regarding the "cb1" Cambridge
station area redevelopment proposed by Ashwell.

In order for us to deal with your request please could you clarify
between which dates you require communications.

Many thanks

Anna Keech
Business Support Officer
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Keech Anna, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Thank you for your email of 10/10/2008 regarding the "cb1" Cambridge
station area redevelopment proposed by Ashwell.

In order for us to deal with your request please could you clarify between
which dates you require communications.

Many thanks

Anna Keech
Business Support Officer

ANNA KEECH
Business Support Officer

ECS Business Support

Cambridgeshire County Council
ET1022, Mount Pleasant House, Cambridge, CB3 0RN.
Tel: 01223 716869

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Dear Anna Keech,

The subject of the request was communication "in the course of writing" the assessment. The request is therefore implicitly bounded by the beginning of the assessment process and the release of the final version of the assessment, whose dates will be known to the authority.

Since the answer to your question is implied in my original request this message does not constitute a clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Bower

Keech Anna, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Due to the number of parties we need collate information from
and the amount of information, this is likely to likely to take longer
than 18 hours. However we would be able to provide communications for 12
months prior to the release of the final assessment. Would you be happy
to accept this?

Regards
Anna Keech

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Dear Anna Keech,

That sounds like a lot of communication for an assessment.

In view of the effort involved I would be happy just to receive three months' worth of communication prior to the final assessment.

Please provide the information in a standard digital format for interchange, such as PDF.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Bower

Keech Anna, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

I'm very sorry for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

I can reassure you that the team are in the process of retrieving the
information you have requested but are currently having problems
accessing our email archive system on behalf of a member of the team who
is absent.

We aim to send you this information by Wednesday the 19th Nov. I hope
this does not cause you too much inconvenience and again apologise for
the delay in responding to your requested.

Kind regards
Anna Keech

ANNA KEECH
Business Support Officer
New address and phone number:
ECS Business Support
Cambridgeshire County Council
C1307, Castle Court
Cambridge
CB3 OAP
01223 715669
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Blackburn Tamar, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Further to my colleagues email below. Apologies for the further delay
in responding to your request. We now have all of the information
requested and are making some final checks for Data Protection purposes.
Your preferred format is electronic, however we have been given some of
the information as hard copy. Please could you let me know if you are
prepared to receive a mixture of both formats, and if so we would
require a mailing address. We then hope to get this information out to
you asap.

Regards

Tamar Blackburn
ECS Business Support Officer
Customer Service Directorate
Cambridgeshire County Council
C1307, Castle Court, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP
Direct line: 01223 715668
email: [email address]
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Blackburn,

Thank you for your work on this enquiry.

I would be grateful if you could scan those documents that you currently only hold as hard copy, please.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Bower

Blackburn Tamar, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately, the hard copy of the information is around 200 pages and
would therefore take a significant amount of time to scan.

The provisions of s.11 of the Freedom of Information Act require that we
provide the information in the requested format insofar as it is
reasonably practicable to do so, and in this case, it is our opinion
that scanning this amount of information would take an unreasonable
amount of time and would further delay this response.

I would be grateful if you could provide me with a postal address so I
can send this information to you.

Kind regards,

Tamar Blackburn

ECS Business Support Officer
Customer Service Directorate
Cambridgeshire County Council
C1307, Castle Court, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0AP
Direct line: 01223 715668
email: [email address]
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Blackburn,

I would be happy to receive electronically only those parts which are available electronically.

May I collect the remainder (the hard copy) in person at the county council offices?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Bower

Keech Anna, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Mr Bower,

Again my apologies for the delay in sending you this information in
relation to the CB1 development.

I have attached zipped PDF documents so if you have any trouble opening
the documents please let me know and I will send these individually.

Please note that there may be some duplicates included and there are
attachments to some of the emails that we haven't included as these are
all early versions of plans which have now been finalised and published
on the CB1 website www.cb1forcambridge.co.uk/

We are in the process of applying a public interest test to some of the
information and we will notify you of the outcomes of this test as soon
as possible.

As my colleague has discussed with you, there are some hard copies which
are ready to collect. If you have not already been provided with
directions please see the following details:
http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/council...
<<ShireHallSiteMap.pdf>>
Please come to Castle Court reception and ask for myself or Tamar
Blackburn.
<<JF emails.zip>> <<R Ling Docs.zip>>
If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to
your request and wish either to make a complaint or request a review of
our decision, you should write to Helen Maneuf, Head of Audit, Scrutiny
and Information Governance, Box RES 1405, Room 307, Shire Hall,
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0AP.
Kind regards
Anna
ANNA KEECH
Business Support Officer
New address and phone number:
ECS Business Support
Cambridgeshire County Council
C1307, Castle Court
Cambridge
CB3 OAP
01223 715669
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The information in this email is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. If you receive this email by mistake please notify the sender and delete it immediately. Opinions expressed are those of the individual and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Cambridgeshire County Council. All sent and received email from Cambridgeshire County Council is automatically scanned for the presence of computer viruses and security issues.

Dear Ms Keech,

Thank you for sending these files in response to my FOI request and for the documents I picked up from the county council offices yesterday.

I cannot find any communications with Ashwell directly so I assume that the communications with Mott MacDonald constitute the only correspondence with the developer in the three months prior to the report's release.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Bower

Keech Anna, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Bower,

Yes you are correct, Atkins were not engaged with the project at that
time.

Kind regards
Anna

ANNA KEECH
Business Support Officer
New address and phone number:
ECS Business Support
Cambridgeshire County Council
C1307, Castle Court
Cambridge
CB3 OAP
01223 715669
GREEN TIP: Cut your commuting costs and emissions by car sharing. If you
haven't done so already, why not sign up to CamShare - Cambridgeshire's
on-line car sharing system - to find your perfect car sharer. Simply
click on www.camshare.co.uk to register

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Andrew Bower has kindly scanned in and sent us the documents that he picked up in person at the county council offices.

You can download them here as a 90MB large PDF:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/files/requ...