Dear Norfolk County Council,

I understand that several years ago the Council was considering plans to create a cycle path along some or all of the length of Croxton Road in Thetford, possibly under the name of "Croxton Cycle Link". I believe that there was some consultation with local residents, after which the plans were dropped or put on hold. I also understand that more recently the scheme is now being reconsidered as a result of funding becoming available. In relation to this scheme, I would be grateful if you could provide me with copies of:

1/ The plans that were drawn up for the original scheme;

2/ Any cost estimates that were made for different part of the original scheme;

3/ Any records / reports you have about the consultation that was carried out and the reasons for the scheme not being progressed at the time.

4/ The current version of any more recent revisions that have been made to the original plans and costings.

I would prefer to receive this information in a re-usable electronic format if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Whittaker

Information Management, Norfolk County Council

Good Morning,

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-304068-T1V9H6

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received on 21 December 2018.

Melanie Waite will be dealing with your request.

We have up to 20 days in which to deal with your request. If we require clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this. The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive your clarification.

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We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to you.

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the team by email [email address] or by telephone 01603 222661.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant
Information Compliance Team
Dept: 01603 222661
Room 043, County Hall, Norwich

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Dear Norfolk County Council,

I am writing to follow up on a recent FOI request for information regarding your plans for the "Croxton Road Cycle Link". You received my request on 21st December 2018 and assigned it the reference number ENQ-304068-T1V9H6. You sent an acknowledgement on 24th December, but I have yet to receive a substantive response. We are now past the 20-working-day statutory deadline. Please could you explain the reason for the Council's delay in responding and let me know when I can expect to receive a full response.

My original request and a full history of the correspondence can be found on line at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

Robert Whittaker

Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Dear Robert

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ-304068-T1V9H6

 

I refer to your request for information dated 21 December 2018.  I
apologise for the delay in our response.

 

You asked

 

I understand that several years ago the Council was considering plans to
create a cycle path along some or all of the length of Croxton Road in
Thetford, possibly under the name of "Croxton Cycle Link". I believe that
there was some consultation with local residents, after which the plans
were dropped or put on hold. I also understand that more recently the
scheme is now being reconsidered as a result of funding becoming
available. In relation to this scheme, I would be grateful if you could
provide me with copies of:

 

1.       The plans that were drawn up for the original scheme;

See attached 2009 Feasibility report

 

2.       Any cost estimates that were made for different part of the
original scheme;

See attached 2009 Feasibility report

 

3.       Any records / reports you have about the consultation that was
carried out and the reasons for the scheme not being progressed at the
time.

Following community feedback at the time, it was apparent that there was
no clear consensus in favour of the NCC footway/cycleway proposals on
Croxton Road. In the circumstances it was no doubt deemed prudent to spend
the limited capital funding we had on another scheme elsewhere that had
broad support.

 

4.       The current version of any more recent revisions that have been
made to the original plans and costings.

The scheme (in part) is being considered as a potential addition to the
Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Thetford package, which should complete
2020-21.   As a result some initial work to look at what elements we could
relatively easily deliver within this timeframe.  We are pending a formal
decision by the LEP on whether the proposal will be added to the package. 

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[1][email address]

or Information Compliance Team

Room 043

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".

 

If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: [2]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:

 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Officer

Information Management Service

Norfolk County Council

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

 

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