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Cycling and cycling infrastructure expenditure

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To Whom it May Concern,

1) Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

Where cycling provision has been provided as part of wider improvement works, these should be listed as cost for the cycling-related improvements, not for the entire project.

2) Please also list the amount spent, sorted by Funding Type/Source (e.g. Capital, Section 106, Central Government funding initiatives), broken down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

3) Please detail how much has been spent, broken down by year, on dedicated segregated cycling infrastructure (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

4) Please detail how many miles of segregated infrastructure has been built in the last 5 years (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or greenways).

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:
Kerbs
Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos
Bollards
Soft margins or verges
Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

Yours faithfully,

[Name Removed]

Information Compliance, Powys County Council

 

Diane Reynolds Rheoli Gwybodaeth/

Head of Digital Services Information Compliance

Pennaeth Gwasanaethau Digidol Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw
gofynnwch am
 
Information Compliance
 
Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        
 
Email/Llythyru electronig:
  [1][email address]

  Our ref / Ein cyf:  2020-

Date / Dyddiad:  

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: 2020-0191

 

Dear [Name Removed]

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on
17/2/20, in which you requested details of the following:

 

Cycling Infrastructure     

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

The due date for responding to this request for information is 16/3/20.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

We keep your details safe and we have updated our privacy notice in line
with the requirements set out in General Data Protection Regulations.  We
will only ever use the details you share with us to enable us to undertake
our statutory obligations.  You can find out more by looking on our web
site. [2]https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

 

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Mae'r e bost hwn ac unrhyw atodiad iddo yn gyfrinachol ac fe'i bwriedir ar
gyfer y sawl a enwir arno yn unig. Gall gynnwys gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os
yw wedi eich cyrraedd trwy gamgymeriad ni ellwch ei gopio, ei ddosbarthu
na'i ddangos i unrhyw un arall a dylech gysylltu gyda Cyngor Sir Powys ar
unwaith. Mae unrhyw gynnwys nad yw'n ymwneud gyda busnes swyddogol Cyngor
Sir Powys yn bersonol i'r awdur ac nid yw'n awdurdodedig gan y Cyngor.

This e mail and any attachments are confidential and intended for the
named recipient only. The content may contain privileged information. If
it has reached you by mistake, you should not copy, distribute or show the
content to anyone but should contact Powys County Council at once. Any
content that is not pertinent to Powys County Council business is personal
to the author, and is not necessarily the view of the Council.

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2. https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

Information Compliance, Powys County Council

Dear [name removed]

 

Further to your request number 2020 – 0191 please be advised that as of
18th March, the Council invoked it’s Business Continuity Plans in response
to Covid-19, which has seen all non-critical activity of the Council being
stepped down to allow capacity to focus on business critical activities
and for the redeployment and training of staff (including Information
Compliance staff) to fulfil business critical roles. It has therefore been
determined that all requests made under Freedom of Information Act 2000,
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and General Data Protection
Regulations will be paused until business resumes as normal. We will
contact you when the Authority is in a position to recommence its
information regime responsibilities. At this time we are unable to put a
timescale to this.

 

The Information Commissioners Office as the Regulator acknowledges that
public bodies maybe diverting staffing to deliver essential services, and
as such is advising the public that they are likely to experience delays
over their information requests, during these times. For more information
on the ICO’s advice then please visit, their web pages
[1]https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an...
and [2]https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/you...

 

We apologise for the inconvenience that this decision may cause to some
individuals, however, at a time of national crisis I am sure you will
understand that certain critical work needs to be prioritised, continued
and underpinned.

 

Many Thanks

Carl Bryden

Information Compliance Officer

 

 

From: Information Compliance <[email address]>
Sent: 18 February 2020 11:38
To: [Name Removed] <[FOI #647339 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement - 2020-0191F Cycling Infrastructure

 

 

Diane Reynolds Rheoli Gwybodaeth/

Head of Digital Services Information Compliance

Pennaeth Gwasanaethau Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall
Digidol
Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
  If calling please ask for / Os yn galw gofynnwch
am
 
Information Compliance
 
Tel / Ffôn:  01597 82 7543        
 
Email/Llythyru electronig:
  [3][email address]

  Our ref / Ein cyf:  2020-

Date / Dyddiad:  

 

 

Request Accepted

 

FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: 2020-0191

 

Dear [Name Removed]

 

Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on
17/2/20, in which you requested details of the following:

 

Cycling Infrastructure     

 

The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.

 

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

 

There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.

 

Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.

 

The due date for responding to this request for information is 16/3/20.

 

Should you need to discuss this further please contact the Information
Compliance Team on 01597 827543.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Information Compliance Team

 

 

We keep your details safe and we have updated our privacy notice in line
with the requirements set out in General Data Protection Regulations.  We
will only ever use the details you share with us to enable us to undertake
our statutory obligations.  You can find out more by looking on our web
site. [4]https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

 

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Mae'r e bost hwn ac unrhyw atodiad iddo yn gyfrinachol ac fe'i bwriedir ar
gyfer y sawl a enwir arno yn unig. Gall gynnwys gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os
yw wedi eich cyrraedd trwy gamgymeriad ni ellwch ei gopio, ei ddosbarthu
na'i ddangos i unrhyw un arall a dylech gysylltu gyda Cyngor Sir Powys ar
unwaith. Mae unrhyw gynnwys nad yw'n ymwneud gyda busnes swyddogol Cyngor
Sir Powys yn bersonol i'r awdur ac nid yw'n awdurdodedig gan y Cyngor.

This e mail and any attachments are confidential and intended for the
named recipient only. The content may contain privileged information. If
it has reached you by mistake, you should not copy, distribute or show the
content to anyone but should contact Powys County Council at once. Any
content that is not pertinent to Powys County Council business is personal
to the author, and is not necessarily the view of the Council.

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References

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1. https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-an...
2. https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/you...
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://en.powys.gov.uk/privacy

Information Compliance, Powys County Council

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Vanessa Young, Corporate Director Rheoli Gwybodaeth/
(Resources and Transformation) /
Cyfarwyddwr Corfforaethol (Adnoddau Information Compliance
a Thrawsnewid)
Neuadd Y Sir / County Hall

Spa Road East

Llandrindod Wells

Powys LD1 5LG
If calling please ask for / Os yn galw
gofynnwch am

Tel / Ffôn: 01597 82 7543

Email/Llythyru electronig:
[1][email address]

Our ref / Ein cyf: 2020-0191

Date / Dyddiad: 17/02/2020

Dear [name removed]

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 17/02/2020 concerning
Cycling Infrastructure

This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response:

 

Request & Response:

 1. Please provide information on how much has been spent on cycling
infrastructure in the area you're responsible for, broken down each
year for the last 5 available financial years.  Where cycling
provision has been provided as part of wider improvement works, these
should be listed as cost for the cycling-related improvements, not for
the entire project.

 

Please see attached spreadsheet for information on those projects that
have some connection to cycling and its infrastructure.  The financial
information quoted relates to total costs or total grant received and in
many cases is for the wider project.  Unfortunately, we have been unable
to supply a breakdown of costs and to do so would require an interrogation
of financial ledgers for each part of the project to determine an answer
for this question and question 2 below.  However, there is an indication
in the spreadsheet of the source of funding which we hope will assist.  As
we have already spent 6 hours obtaining the information on the spreadsheet
and finance consider that it would take approximately a further 12 hours
to go through their records and additional time to check Section 106
records we have on this occasion determined that an exemption under
Section12 of the Freedom of Information Act will apply, where the cost of
complying will exceed the appropriate limit..    

 

 2. Please also list the amount spent, sorted by Funding Type/Source (e.g.
Capital, Section 106, Central Government funding initiatives), broken
down each year for the last 5 available financial years.

 

Please see response above

 

 3. Please detail how much has been spent, broken down by year, on
dedicated segregated cycling infrastructure (only dedicated cycle
paths featuring light, full or kerb segregation away from motor
vehicles, NOT included on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths
or existing re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal
towpaths or greenways).

 

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation
of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:

Kerbs

Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos

Bollards

Soft margins or verges

Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

 

We have not constructed/invested in any segregated cycle only
infrastructure over the last 5 years 

 

 

 4. Please detail how many miles of segregated infrastructure has been
built in the last 5 years (only dedicated cycle paths featuring light,
full or kerb segregation away from motor vehicles, NOT included
on-road painted cycle lanes, shared usage paths or existing
re-purposed shared usage infrastructure such as canal towpaths or
greenways).

 

For the avoidance of doubt, segregation refers to the physical separation
of cyclists from motorised traffic, and can be provided by the following:

Kerbs

Kerbed plinths AKA Armadillos

Bollards

Soft margins or verges

Crash barriers (Trunk roads)

 

We have not constructed/invested in any segregated cycle only
infrastructure over the last 5 years

 

 

Exemptions relied upon

Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires Powys County
Council, when refusing to provide such information (because the
information is exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a)  states that fact;

(b)  specifies the exemption in question and

(c)  states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

In this instance the relevant exemption is Section 12 of the Freedom of
Information Act.

Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes provision for
public authorities to refuse requests for information where the cost of
dealing with them would exceed the appropriate limit, as detailed in the
Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate limit) Regulations 2004.

The limit for public authorities is set at £450 which amounts to a maximum
of 18 hours of search and retrieval time charged at £25.00 per person per
hour.

The Regulations set out what may be taken into account when public
authorities are estimating whether the appropriate limit has been
exceeded. The costs are limited to those that an authority reasonably
expects to incur in:

·         determining whether it holds the information requested

·         locating the information or documents containing the information

·         retrieving such information or documents

·         extracting the information from the document containing it
(including editing or reformatting information)

 

We are therefore not obliged to provide a response to this part of your
request, as the time required for officers to locate, retrieve and extract
the data from information held would exceed the appropriate limit.

In accordance with Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 I am
unable to provide you with the details you have requested.

 

We regret the delay you have experienced with this request. We acknowledge
that Powys County Council has failed in its obligation under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, to provide you with a response to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please accept our
apologies for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused, but
would hope that you understand that resources have been reassigned at this
time.

 

 

 

We believe that this request is now complete and shall be closed
immediately. Should any further information be requested regarding this
topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.

 

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team

 

The supply of documents under Freedom of Information does not give the
person or organisation who receives them an automatic right to re-use the
documents in a way that would infringe copyright.

You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for non-commercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public
will require the permission of the copyright owner.The copyright of most
of the information that we provide in response to Freedom of Information
Act requests will be owned by Powys County Council. The copyright in other
information may be owned by another person or organisation, as indicated
in the information itself.For HMSO Guidance Notes on a range of copyright
issues, see the Office of Public Sector Information(OPSI) website:
[2]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copy...

 

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact Information
Compliance. Our complaints procedure is available on request or on our
website.

If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office

2nd floor

Churchill House

Churchill way

Cardiff

CF10 2HH

Tel: 0330 414 6421

Email: [3][email address]

[4]www.ico.org.uk

 

Croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg / We welcome correspondence in Welsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mae'r e bost hwn ac unrhyw atodiad iddo yn gyfrinachol ac fe'i bwriedir ar
gyfer y sawl a enwir arno yn unig. Gall gynnwys gwybodaeth freintiedig. Os
yw wedi eich cyrraedd trwy gamgymeriad ni ellwch ei gopio, ei ddosbarthu
na'i ddangos i unrhyw un arall a dylech gysylltu gyda Cyngor Sir Powys ar
unwaith. Mae unrhyw gynnwys nad yw'n ymwneud gyda busnes swyddogol Cyngor
Sir Powys yn bersonol i'r awdur ac nid yw'n awdurdodedig gan y Cyngor.

This e mail and any attachments are confidential and intended for the
named recipient only. The content may contain privileged information. If
it has reached you by mistake, you should not copy, distribute or show the
content to anyone but should contact Powys County Council at once. Any
content that is not pertinent to Powys County Council business is personal
to the author, and is not necessarily the view of the Council.

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2. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copy...
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4. http://www.ico.org.uk/

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