Correspondence with Falcon Consultancy Ltd

Wendy Fraser made this Freedom of Information request to Thanet District Council

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Dear Thanet District Council, Please could you make publicly available all correspondence to and from Falcon Consultancy Ltd regards to your request for a viability study on Manston Airport? It is important that the persons names responsible for the requests are included in this publication.

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Fraser

Amanda Buckingham, Thanet District Council

Ref No:66723 / 2745899
Subject:Viability Study On Manston Airport
 
Dear Miss Fraser
 
Thank you for your communication of 30/07/2014 requesting information
about correspondence to and from Falcon Consultancy Ltd regards to a
viability study on Manston Airport.
 
Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Environmental
Information Regulations and will be answered within twenty working days. 
 
If you have any queries about this request do not hesitate to contact me.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
 
Amanda Buckingham
Customer Contact Officer
 

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Dear Thanet District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Thanet District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Correspondence with Falcon Consultancy Ltd'.

I requested this information over working 20 days ago and it has not been answered. I can not understand why TDC spent tax payers money commissioning an out of date report on the viability of the airport. This report is the same on that was commissioned for Ann Gloag, the person who has closed the airport! This is highly suspicious and a complete waste of money. I'd like to know who was responsible for this and why they did not commission an up to date report, which would be necessary to establish the viability of the airport.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Fraser

Amanda Buckingham, Thanet District Council

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Ref No: 66723 / 2745899
Subject:Viability Study On Manston Airport
 
Dear Miss Fraser
 
Thank you for your communication received on 30/07/2014 where you
requested the following information:
 
Please could you make publicly available all correspondence to and from
Falcon Consultancy Ltd regards to your request for a viability study on
Manston Airport?   It is important that the persons names responsible for
the requests are included in this publication.
 
We have now completed searching for the information you requested and must
firstly apologise for the length of time it has taken to complete our
search.
 
A copy of the information, which can be disclosed, is enclosed in the
format you requested. Some items have been redacted (blocked out) in order
to protect the identity of any third parties in accordance with Section
40(2) of the FOIA. Members of staff whose names appear in this information
have been consulted and have consented to their names being disclosed.
 
The remainder of the information that you requested is exempt under the
Freedom of Information Act S36(2) - Prejudice to effective conduct of
public affairs, S43(1) - Commercial information protected by the
obligation of confidence and S43(2) - Prejudice to the Commercial
Interests of the Council, and is therefore withheld.  Disclosure of this
information, some of which is of a commercial nature would prejudice the
council's ongoing consideration of the potential to obtain an indemnity
partner and to fully consider the potential of carrying out a compulsory
purchase order on the land in question.
 
We are aware that you have requested an internal review of the way we have
handled your information request and this will be carried out by our
Interim Legal Services Manager and Monitoring Officer at the earliest
opportunity.
 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to: Information Request Assessor,
Thanet District Council, P O Box 9 Cecil Street, Margate Kent CT9 1XZ, or
send an email to [email address].
 
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Colin Fitt
Head of Built Environment
 

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