Dear West Sussex County Council,
I would like to see all correspondence between the Countryside Agency and West Sussex County Council in the year 2002 about the proposed Arundel Bypass and the boundary of the proposed South Downs National Park.
This correspondence is referred to in Halcrow's Arundel Area Study, which at 7.7.2-3 said: ‘The current proposed boundary for the National Park includes Tortington Common and part of the flood plain south of Arundel. As such, the proposed alignment for the Arundel bypass lies within the draft boundary. However, it is noted from correspondence between the Countryside Agency and West Sussex County Council that the boundary may be reviewed once the SoCoMMS multi modal study has been completed.’
Halcrow were the consultants for the Government's South Coast Multi Modal Study (SoCoMMS).
Dear emma tristram
Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/2340
Freedom of Information request - Correspondence about the Arundel Bypass
and the South Downs National Park boundary
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Dear emma tristram ,
Thank you for your enquiry reference FOI/2340. In order to try and
identify and locate the information that you have asked for the Council
reasonably requires some clarification of your request. I will need this
information before we can take this matter further.
In particular, please you could confirm for which year you intend to ask
for information. Your request says 2002 but I wanted to check whether this
was a typo and you actually meant 2020.
Please send your clarification by responding to this email. Please do not
amend the Subject line.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Customer Relations Manager
Dear [email address],
Re my FOI request FOI/2340, yes, I did mean 2002 - the year that the Halcrow study (South Coast Multi Modal Study) was published.
I have already replied to your letter by email. Please let me know if you require further clarification.
Dear emma tristram,
Our Ref: FOI/2340
On 30/04/2021 you made the following request for information, which has
been dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004 [select
EIR Re: Correspondence about the Arundel Bypass and the South Downs
National Park boundary
We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority does not hold data relevant to your request.
The County Council does not retain all correspondence in perpetuity
and following a review of files by officers in Transport Planning,
Environment & Heritage and Legal Services has been unable to locate the
information that has been requested.
If appropriate, explain why the Authority does not hold the data (not our
remit/we do not store because/whatever)
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