Environmental information relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller sites in hazardous or polluted locations

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Dear East Dunbartonshire Council,

Please could you provide the following information on socially rented Traveller sites in your local authority area for the five full calendar years between 2017 and 2021. This includes all sites owned and managed by the local authority or by a housing association, but not private sites. For any 'yes' answers, please specify in your answer which site the answer refers to, e.g. 'Mary Street, Bradford', or 'Esholt Site, Bradford'.

For the purposes of this request, this is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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If you are unable to provide five years of information within the FOI/EIR cost limits, please prioritise 2021 and work backwards in reverse chronological order.

1a. Have you received any environmental complaints from residents or other parties, including council officers, between 2017 and 2021? Please respond with a 'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years.

1b. For any 'Yes' answers, please list how many complaints you received by type for each calendar year. For example: 2017 - Total: 18 - 8 complaints for vermin, 2 from odour from refuse dump, 1 for noise, 3 for insects, 1 for dust, 2 for air pollution, 1 for flooding etc

2a. Between 2017 and 2021, has the council measured air or noise pollution, or taken soil samples to test for contamination? Please respond with a 'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years for air, soil and noise separately. For example: 2017 - Noise pollution - Yes; Soil - No; Air pollution - Yes.

2b. For any 'Yes' answers, please state whether or not pollution or contamination exceeded legal or recommended levels, or was higher than the local authority area average on the site at any point through each year. Please give as much detail as you can, such as the month the breach occurred. For example: 2017 - Noise pollution exceeded legal or recommended levels in March; air pollution exceeded legal level.

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Quarmby

East Dunbartonshire Council

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Dear Katherine

FOI/15315 - Environmental information relating to any concerns raised about
the location of Traveller sites in hazardous or polluted locations

Thank you for your request for information. In answer to your enquiry I can
provide the following response on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council.

There are no socially rented Traveller sites currently located within this
local authority area. This has been the case for the full time period to
which this request relates (i.e. the five full calendar years between 2017
and 2021).

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Clive Lewis

Clive Lewis
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Date: 13/04/22 12:17
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Environmental information
relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller
sites in hazardous or polluted locations

Dear East Dunbartonshire Council,

Please could you provide the following information on socially rented
Traveller sites in your local authority area for the five full calendar
years between 2017 and 2021. This includes all sites owned and managed by
the local authority or by a housing association, but not private sites. For
any 'yes' answers, please specify in your answer which site the answer
refers to, e.g. 'Mary Street, Bradford', or 'Esholt Site, Bradford'.

For the purposes of this request, this is made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

For more information: https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/gui...

If you are unable to provide five years of information within the FOI/EIR
cost limits, please prioritise 2021 and work backwards in reverse
chronological order.

1a. Have you received any environmental complaints from residents or other
parties, including council officers, between 2017 and 2021? Please respond
with a 'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years.

1b. For any 'Yes' answers, please list how many complaints you received by
type for each calendar year. For example: 2017 - Total: 18 - 8 complaints
for vermin, 2 from odour from refuse dump, 1 for noise, 3 for insects, 1
for dust, 2 for air pollution, 1 for flooding etc

2a. Between 2017 and 2021, has the council measured air or noise pollution,
or taken soil samples to test for contamination? Please respond with a
'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years for air, soil and noise
separately. For example: 2017 - Noise pollution - Yes; Soil - No; Air
pollution - Yes.

2b. For any 'Yes' answers, please state whether or not pollution or
contamination exceeded legal or recommended levels, or was higher than the
local authority area average on the site at any point through each year.
Please give as much detail as you can, such as the month the breach
occurred. For example: 2017 - Noise pollution exceeded legal or recommended
levels in March; air pollution exceeded legal level.

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Quarmby

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