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

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Dear West Berkshire 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

foi, West Berkshire Council

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FoI/2022/372-Davies

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Dear Mr Davies

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

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Thank you for your request received 13 April 2022; we would normally seek
to respond within twenty working days, please get in contact if you have
any further queriesΒ 

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Yours sincerely,Β 

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Thea Noli
Paralegal - Regulatory & Litigation
Legal and Democratic, West Berkshire Council Market StreetΒ  NewburyΒ  RG14
5LD
(01635) 519435 | Ext 2435 |Β [1][email address]
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From: Gareth Davies <[FOI #854730 email]>
Sent: 13 April 2022 12:24
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Environmental information
relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller sites in
hazardous or polluted locations
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Dear West Berkshire 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: [3]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...
[4]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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Dear Gareth Davies,Β 

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We write further to your request and please find a list of all SR’s
related to four houses corner.

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From: Gareth Davies <[FOI #854730 email]>
Sent: 13 April 2022 12:24
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Environmental information
relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller sites in
hazardous or polluted locations
Β 
This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear West Berkshire 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: [3]https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio...
[4]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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