Copy of letter and comms

David Windham made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was successful.

Dear Network Rail Limited,

As part of the proposed "Land north of Marden" development in Marden Kent, Countryside Properties (Countryside Ltd) have been in communication with you about the promotion of this site. Their "Vision Document (May 2019)" says the following under section 9.19:

"[ ]...early proposals seek to undertake works to improve the relationship between the Church and station and connectivity between the promoted land and village.
Following discussions on site with Network Rail, this potentially includes:
• the removal of the existing public footbridge over the railway line or refurbishment" ... "aand [sic] the fitting of lifts to the existing station bridge which would function for both the public and station users. A letter from Network Rail confirms their support for such enhancements."

Please send me a copy of this letter, and any other pertinent communications about this footbridge within the last 2 years.

I am making this request under EIR as it involves potential development.

Yours faithfully,

David Windham

Dear Network Rail Limited,

For the avoidance of doubt, you may view a copy of the aforementioned "Vision Document (May 2019).pdf" here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1...

Yours faithfully,

David Windham

Dear Network Rail Limited,

May I also politely bring your attention to the following: Under FOI2019001025, you replied stating that you had not "had any further communication about this footbridge" - aside from that with DHA Transport. As part of that EIR request, I asked for copies of communications between both parties, but it now looks like the statement by Countryside Ltd ("A letter from Network Rail confirms their support for such enhancements"), at face value, contravenes your statement.

Will you please, also, clarify this point further?

Yours faithfully,

David Windham

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Windham

Reference number: FOI2019/01326

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 13 November 2019. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 12 December 2019.

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the Cabinet Office.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future communications.

Yours sincerely
Emma

Emma Baker | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 781637
[mobile number]
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Windham,

Thank you for your email. I think there may have been some misunderstanding about the meaning of our response. Your request (FOI201901025) asked for communication between Network Rail and the third party referred to in extract you provided. The third party referred to was DHA transport not Countryside Ltd. If you would like to submit a new request for correspondence between Network Rail and Countryside Ltd, please let us know.

Yours sincerely,

Danielle Stratton | Information Officer
Freedom of Information Team | Legal Corporate & Commercial

Network Rail | The Quadrant: MK | Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
External 01908 782 405 | Internal 085 22405 | Email [Network Rail request email] |
Web http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

Please note I do not work on Mondays

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Dear FOI,

I apologise for the confusion. Yes, you are correct, I in fact would also like to see a copy of the correspondence between COUNTRYSIDE LTD and NETWORK RAIL about this. Please send me this.

I am not sure why it's necessary for me to start a new FoI request for this, given that within the opening message on 13th November this is exactly what I requested (and what this FoI request is about).

Please can you can confirm that you will handle this FoI request here.

Yours sincerely,

David Windham

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Windham

Reference number: FOI2019/01376

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 24 November 2019. I have logged this as a new request to ensure that all of the information requested is captured. I appreciate there many be some crossover between this and FOI2019/01326.

I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 23 December 2019.

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the Cabinet Office.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future communications.

Yours sincerely
Emma

Emma Baker | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 781637
[mobile number]
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

1 Attachment

Reference number: FOI2019/01326

Dear Mr Windham

Please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Lindsay
Senior Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for confirming that this is the only letter.

I would like to draw your attention to FOI2019/00455 - if necessary I can re-open this request - but the documents in this FOI refer to a map or plan of owned land at Marden, this appears to be missing from the attachments however, will you please send me a copy of this showing NR owned land at Marden station?

Example from document (3) , your colleague writes:
"I’ve tried to pull off a print of our land holdings at Marden but our new system is too complicated for me and someone will help me on Monday to get the full picture. However I’ve attached a draft. The red area is the station leased to Southeastern... []"

Yours sincerely,

David Windham

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Dear Mr Windham

Reference number: FOI2019/01472

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 12 December 2019. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) / Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 15 January 2019

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the Cabinet Office.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please remember to quote your reference number in all future communications.

Yours sincerely
Emma

Emma Baker | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 781637
[mobile number]
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

1 Attachment

Reference number: FOI2019/01376

Dear Mr Windham

Please find attached our response to your information request.

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Lindsay
Senior Information Officer

Freedom of Information Team
The Quadrant
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes
MK9 1EN

Telephone: 01908 782405
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2019/01472

Dear Mr Windham

Please find attached a letter in response to your recent request for information.

Kind regards

Emma

Emma Baker | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 781637
[mobile number]
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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