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

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Dear Warwickshire County 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

Info Rights, Warwickshire County Council

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DearΒ Katharine Quarmby
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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Thank you for your request for information that was received onΒ 13 April
2022.Β We are dealing with yourΒ requestΒ under theΒ Freedom of Information
Act 2000
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Under our normal statutory requirements we are required to provide you
with a response within 20 working days of the receipt of your request.
Therefore we aim to send a response by 16 May 2022.Β 
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In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.

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Information Management Team
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Warwick
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Dear Katharine Quarmby
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Freedom of Information Act 2000
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I am writing to ask you to clarify your request.Β  This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate any information.
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The officer looking at your request has asked:Β 
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"What is meant by the term "socially rented"? Does this relate to whether
it is run by the county council?"
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Therefore I should be grateful if you would confirm what this means.Β 
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I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you, please let me know by 27th July 2022.Β  If I do not
hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it that you do
not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request closed.Β 
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If you need assistance, please contact me at:Β 
[1][Warwickshire County Council request email]Β  in the first instance.Β 
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Kind regards
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Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211
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Dear Warwickshire County Council,

Thank you for your email. By socially rented sites I mean those either managed by the council or by housing associations, rather than private sites.

Yours sincerely,

Katharine Quarmby

Info Rights, Warwickshire County Council

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County Council.Β 
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you.
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Information request
Our reference: 7822153

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Dear Katharine Quarmby
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Thank you for your request for information received on 13th April 2022.
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Please find attached our response to your request.Β 
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Kind regards
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Bruce Green
Information Rights Officer
Information Management Team
Shire Hall
Warwick
CV34 4RL
Tel: 01926 412211
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