DLR depot asbestos survey

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Dear Transport for London,
Please would it be possible to see the asbestos survey for DLR depot?

Yours faithfully,

Louis smith

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Louis Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0679-2324

 

Thank you for your request which we received on 1 June 2023.

 

We will aim to issue a response by 28 June 2023 in accordance with the
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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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Dear Louis Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0679-2324

 

Thank you again for your request which we received on 1 June 2023, asking
for asbestos surveys for DLR depots.

 

The DLR survey files are too large to send via email. We can make them
available on our Sharefile site for you to download, but in order to grant
you access you will have to provide me with your direct email address.
Unfortunately, it won’t work with “what do they know” account. You can
email it to me directly at FOI ‘at’ tfl.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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Dear Louis Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0679-2324

 

Thank you again for your request which we received on 1 June 2023, asking
for asbestos survey for DLR depot.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access
policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

We have two depots for DLR - Beckton and Poplar. To avoid any doubt we
will share asbestos reports for both. However, as I already mentioned, the
DLR survey files are too large to send via email. We can make them
available on our Sharefile site for you to download, but in order to grant
you access you will have to provide me with your direct email address. You
can email it to me directly at FOI ‘at’ tfl.gov.uk.

 

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data
Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by
Regulation 13 of the Environmental Information Regulations. This is
because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the
legislation, specifically the first principle of the legislation, which
requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would
not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals
have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of
the conditions of Schedule 2 which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

Please also note that we have redacted all layout drawings and plans
contained in the attachments as these contain information which could
adversely affect national security or public safety (in line with
regulation 12(5)(a) of the Environmental Information Regulations – which
includes an exception to the release of material that would adversely
affect the security of public buildings). The redacted information
contains drawings / plans showing layout and the location of security
sensitive assets. Their release could place members of TfL staff at risk
by highlighting areas which could be susceptible to being targeted by
individuals intent on causing disruption or harm to TfL property.

Whilst we make no suggestion that you would use this information for
anything other than you own interest, disclosure of information under the
EIR has to be regarded as a disclosure to the public at large. Disclosure
of this information could assist any persons wishing to disrupt London’s
transport infrastructure by placing into the public domain information
which would otherwise not be available via other means. 

The application of exception 12(5)(a) has been subject to consideration of
the ‘Public Interest Test’ (in essence, consideration of whether the
greater public interest lies in applying the exception or in releasing the
material in any case). While we appreciate the expectation of transparency
from public bodies, in this instance we consider that the greater public
interest rests in withholding the excepted material (which is relatively
limited) to ensure the security of the site.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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