Development of the University Quarter

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could the council please supply details and plans for the development of the University Quarter, outlining the vast amount of green space that is being used in this project, including a large Victorian Park that has been renovated by volunteers and how will this usage be replaced.
I would be grateful for a copy of all the information regarding this as soon as possible and copies of minutes, decisions made by the council and details of any scrutiny committee meetings as to the consultation methods used .

Yours faithfully,

Mark James

FOI requests at Stoke on Trent City Council,

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Hannah Quinn,

Dear Mr James

Your request for information.

Thank you for your request for information about the University Quarter. Your request was received on 16th June 2008 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge I will let you know as you will have to pay it before we deal with your request.

Some information does not have to be released under the Freedom of Information Act. We will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

If you have any queries about this email please contact me.

Yours Sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

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Dear Mr James

Your request for information on the development of the University Quarter.

We have now considered your request for information and a copy of the information is enclosed.

Currently, the educational institutions of Staffordshire University, Stoke College of Further Education, and The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College are developing a strategy and business case for investment in new and/or refurbished buildings in the University Quarter area of South Shelton. Within this strategy, there are no proposals to construct education buildings on green open space, including the Victorian Hanley Park.

The North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership, including Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Renew North Staffordshire, have been developing proposals for an Area Regeneration Framework for South Stoke, including the University Quarter/South Shelton. This is a strategic spatial framework that sets out a vision for the future regeneration of this area. Various consultation events have taken place with stakeholders and members of the local community, the most recent being 14th May 2008. The purpose of these events have been to seek the views of the local community and to develop proposals for regenerating the area around them. I attach a plan of the preferred proposals for the area.

Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act we do not have to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible to you. The information that you have requested is available from the following link: http://www.moderngov.stoke.gov.uk/ieSear.... If you do not have access to the Internet you may be able to use facilities at your local library.

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Tony Trickett, Information Manager, Chief Executives Directorate, Civic Centre (Town Hall), Glebe Street, ST4 1RN or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

FOI (15/06/2008 18:15):
from Mark James :

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could the council please supply details and plans for the development of the University Quarter, outlining the vast amount of
green space that is being used in this project, including a large Victorian Park that has been renovated by volunteers and how will
this usage be replaced. I would be grateful for a copy of all the information regarding this as soon as possible and copies of
minutes, decisions made by the council and details of any scrutiny committee meetings as to the consultation methods used .

Yours faithfully,

Mark James

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Dear Hannah Quinn,

thank you for your recent response.

I am still dismayed about the use of greenspace for other purposes not directly linked to educational buildings, how will this space be replaced and where?

Your email says that under section 21 that you do not need to give information, this information is not readily available and as a responsible council the information should be provided even if it is duplicated elsewhere

I look forward to your reply

Mark James

Yours sincerely,

FOI requests at Stoke on Trent City Council,

Thank you for your email. If your message contains a request for information it will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.

Hannah Quinn,

Dear Mr James

Your request for information.

Thank you for your request for information about the University Quarter. Your request was received on 14th July 2008 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances we may charge for information. If there is a charge I will let you know as you will have to pay it before we deal with your request.

Some information does not have to be released under the Freedom of Information Act. We will check the information you have asked for and send you as much as possible. If another person or organisation is named in the information we may have to ask their opinion before we decide what we can give you.

If you have any queries about this email please contact me.

Yours Sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

FOI (14/07/2008 14:25):

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Hannah Quinn, Information Officer, Chief Executive's Directorate, City of Stoke-on-Trent Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN
t 01782 232853 f 01782 232470 e [email address]
website www.stoke.gov.uk

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Hannah Quinn,

Dear Mr James

At this point in time it is only the educational development proposals for the South Shelton area that the University Quarter partnership have been considering in any detail. I can confirm that there are currently no proposals to use greenspace to construct education buildings or non-educational buildings, including the Victorian Hanley Park.

As the educational development proposals crystalise, the University Quarter partnership, led by Sanctuary Housing Association, will widen
its consultation and explore the appetite and interest of the local community for improving the homes and general environment surrounding
the educational campuses. It is only when these ideas have been explored and support gained of the local community that the partnership will have a clearer view of what other non-educational uses could be brought forward to help transform the area.

As part of the widening consultation, it is the intention to establish a Community Steering Group soon for the South Shelton/University Quarter area to ensure the community has a leading voice in the broader regenertaion propoals for the area.

Under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Stoke-on-Trent City Council does not have to provide information which is accessible to the applicant by other means.

All minutes, agendas and reports are available on the Stoke-on-Trent City Council website. The link below will take you to the Economic Development & Enterprise Scrutiny Committee:
http://www.moderngov.stoke.gov.uk/ieList...

The link below will take you to all meeting papers:
http://www.moderngov.stoke.gov.uk/mgList...

Information relating to the regeneration of the University Quarter can be found at the following link: http://www.moderngov.stoke.gov.uk/ieSear.... If you do not have access to the Internet you may be able to use facilities at your local library.

If you wish to request hard copies of the information, please outline as specifically as possible the information that you require. In this case, a charge is payable before I can provide you with the information, this is to cover the cost of copying, printing and postage.

If you have any queries about this email, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision, you should write to: Tony Trickett, Information Manager, Chief Executives Directorate, Civic Centre (Town Hall), Glebe Street, ST4 1RN or email [Stoke on Trent City Council request email].

If, after contacting us, you are not content with the outcome, you may ask the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have already used our appeal procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

FOI (14/07/2008 14:25):

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Hannah Quinn, Information Officer, Chief Executive's Directorate, City of Stoke-on-Trent Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN
t 01782 232853 f 01782 232470 e [email address]
website www.stoke.gov.uk

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Dear Hannah Quinn,
Thank you for your assistance in this matter, I realise that you can not see into the future but can only relay information already available.

Yours sincerely,

Mark James

FOI requests at Stoke on Trent City Council,

Thank you for your email. If your message contains a request for information it will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act.

Dear Hannah

I would like to propose myself as a member of the steering group as members of my family have recently been re-housed from the Shelton Area. to make way for the present proposals. I have also completed a course on talking to the Community at the University.

Yours sincerely,

Mark James

Hannah Quinn,

Dear Mr James

As you are not making a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, your enquiry below falls outside the remit of my powers. However, i am trying to locate the appropriate person within the authority to forward your request on to who should be able to advise you accordingly. Once this has been done, i will contact you to inform you of who is dealing with your enquiry.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

FOI (24/07/2008 22:31):

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Hannah Quinn, Information Officer, Chief Executive's Directorate, City of Stoke-on-Trent Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN
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Hannah Quinn,

Dear Mr James

Following discussions with various colleagues in our Regeneration Directorate i have been informed that the responsibility for the University Quarter Steering Group falls within the remit of the Staffordshire University, rather than the Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

To acquire further information about the group, you may wish to contact Suzanne Carmale on 01782 294263.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn

Dear Mr James

As you are not making a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, your enquiry below falls outside the remit of my powers. However, i am trying to locate the appropriate person within the authority to forward your request on to who should be able to advise you accordingly. Once this has been done, i will contact you to inform you of who is dealing with your enquiry.

Yours sincerely,
Hannah Quinn
Information Officer

FOI (24/07/2008 22:31):

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Hannah Quinn, Information Officer, Chief Executive's Directorate, City of Stoke-on-Trent Town Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1RN
t 01782 232853 f 01782 232470 e [email address]
website www.stoke.gov.uk

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