Damage to Scheduled Monuments

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Dear Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England,

I would like to submit an FOI request for a list of all sites scheduled under the Sites And Monuments Act under the remit of English Heritage, which have been damaged since 2000 together with details of damage and actions taken. Action details should include but not be limited to any actions taken by English Heritage, any relevant police force or other statutory body which English Heritage has liaised with to manage each
situation as it has arisen.

I would prefer this to be in electronic format, ideally in a
spreadsheet, though I accept this may not be possible.

Kind Regards

Hannah Barton

Bryan, Ann,

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Our Reference: 14/1166

 

Dear Ms Barton,

 

Re: Environmental Information Request – Damage to Scheduled Monuments

 

Thank you for your email on 16 June.  In your email you have requested a
list of all sites scheduled under the Sites And Monuments Act under the
remit of English Heritage, which have been damaged since 2000 together
with details of damage and actions taken. Action details should include
but not be limited to any actions taken by English Heritage, any relevant
police force or other statutory body which English Heritage has liaised
with to manage each situation as it has arisen.

 

We have noted that you would prefer this to be in electronic format,
ideally in a spreadsheet, although this may not be possible.

 

Your request will be considered under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR).  We will be writing to you within the statutory 20
working day timeframe with a response to your request.  You will be
informed if this is not possible.

 

The EIR provide a similar right of access to information as the Freedom of
Information Act, which you refer to in your email, and we are required to
use them when dealing with requests for environmental information. 

 

Details of our review procedure are attached.

 

Yours sincerely, 
 

Ann Bryan

Information Assistant
) T 01793 414567 (am) 414797 (pm)

+ English Heritage | Room 2/73 (am) / G60 (pm) | The Engine House |
Fire Fly Avenue | Swindon | Wiltshire | SN2 2EH

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Pearson, Jennifer,

Our Reference: 14/1166

Dear Ms Barton,

Re: Environmental Information Request – Damage to Scheduled Monuments

Thank you for your email on 16 June. In your email you have requested a
list of all sites scheduled under the Sites And Monuments Act under the
remit of English Heritage, which have been damaged since 2000 together
with details of damage and actions taken. Action details should include
but not be limited to any actions taken by English Heritage, any relevant
police force or other statutory body which English Heritage has liaised
with to manage each situation as it has arisen.

Having looked into your request I require clarification from you before I
can proceed further.

As I am sure you can appreciate, your request is currently very broad.
Please could you clarify exactly what you mean by 'damage'. To aid you in
this, I can confirm that English Heritage deal with 3 parts of the 1979
Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act, as listed below:

1) Section 2 - Unauthorised Works

2) Section 28 - Damage

3) Section 42(3) - Unlawful / unlicensed metal detecting on Scheduled
Ancient Monuments

In addition to the type of damage that you are most interested in, as
there are approximately 20,000 Scheduled Ancient Monuments across England
it would be helpful if you could stipulate a specific region or locality
for which you would like the information.

With regard to a date range, I would like to suggest a timeframe of 2010 -
2014. Please do let me know if you are happy with this.

In order to aid you in clarifying your request, and for some general
information on heritage crime, I would like to take the opportunity to
provide you with some links to our website that may be of use to you, as
below:

[1]http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/profe...

[2]http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/profe...

[3]http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/profe...

On the page entitled 'police response to heritage crime' you may find the
document entitled 'Interventions' is particularly helpful. This document
can be downloaded from the 'related publications' section on the right
hand side of the page.

I hope that the information I have provided above is helpful to you. On
receipt of clarification your request will be considered under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR). I will be unable to
process your request further until I hear from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Pearson
Senior Information Rights Officer

) 01793 414537

+ English Heritage | Room 2/73 | The Engine House | Fire Fly Avenue |
Swindon | SN2 2EH

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This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal
views which are not the views of English Heritage unless specifically
stated. If you have received it in error, please delete it from your
system and notify the sender immediately. Do not use, copy or disclose the
information in any way nor act in reliance on it. Any information sent to
English Heritage may become publicly available.

Portico: your gateway to information on sites in the National Heritage
Collection; have a look and tell us what you think.
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/profe...

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