East London River Crossings consultation - breakdown of responses

Darryl Chamberlain made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Darryl Chamberlain

Dear Transport for London,

In an email sent by [email address] on 15 October, TfL's Michele Dix is quoted as saying:

"We received almost 7,500 responses to our consultation on options for a package of new river crossings for east London. The analysis we have undertaken to date highlights how strongly both residents and businesses feel about this issue and how much support there is for additional crossings. Over 98 per cent of respondents expressed support for new crossings with less than two per cent of respondents commenting that there was no need for any new river crossings to be built."

Since you clearly have the figures already, could you please send me a full breakdown of these figures? Please include percentage figures for each option that was suggested (ie, support for refurbishing Woolwich Ferry, building a bridge at Gallions, a ferry at Gallions) and the level of support/opposition expressed.

Yours faithfully,

Darryl Chamberlain

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Chamberlain

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1156-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 17 October 2014 asking for
information about the East London River Crossings Consultation.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Environmental Information Regulations and TfL’s information access
policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 14 November 2014.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[1][TfL request email]

 

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Chamberlain

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1156-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail received on 17 October 2014 asking for
information about the East London River Crossings Consultation.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and our information access
policy. We do hold the information you require.

 

In accordance with the EIR, we are not obliged to supply any of the
information as it is subject to a statutory exception to the right of
access to information under Regulation 12(4)(d).

 

In this instance the exception has been applied as the responses to the
consultation are currently still being analysed and the breakdown you have
requested is therefore incomplete.

 

We have posted our analysis of the outcome of the consultation to date on
our website at [1]www.tfl.gov.uk/new-river-crossings.  As Michele said in
her email, we received around 7,500 responses to the consultation.  Around
400 or so responses were received by email or letter and the analysis of
these is continuing, as is the analysis of the free-text comments made by
respondents who used the portal.  We are unable to publish the full
Consultation Report until this analysis is complete.  Our email on
Wednesday 15 October gave our initial analysis of the responses to the
consultation.

 

At the end of November we will publish a Consultation Report and a paper
responding to all of the issues that were raised in the consultation.

 

This exception is subject to a public interest test, which requires us to
assess whether the public interest in applying the exception outweighs the
public interest in disclosure. In this instance, it is considered that the
public interest favours the publication of this information, in context
and according to the pre-determined schedule, rather than in response to
your request, to ensure the information is provided accurately and in an
accessible manner.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

[2][TfL request email]

 

 

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