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

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Dear Cannock Chase District 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

Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

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Chase Council for the purposes of compiling a response to your request. We
will not forward your request to any other organisations or persons
external to the Council. Cannock Chase Council are the Data Controllers
and may be contacted at; [1][Cannock Chase District Council request email] .

Regards

Information Manager

Cannock Chase Council

 

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Dear Cannock Chase District Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Cannock Chase District Council's handling of my FOI request 'Environmental information relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller sites in hazardous or polluted locations'.

This is long overdue and I would appreciate a speedy response.

Yours faithfully,

Katharine Quarmby/Gareth Davies

Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

Thank you for your email.

If it is in regard to a Freedom of Information request, your request is
being considered and, subject to the points made below, you will receive
the information requested as promptly as possible within the statutory
timescale of 20 working days from today as defined by the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Any personal information you provide in relation to this request will only
be used for the purposes of processing your request for information. Your
information will only be passed on to departments or staff within Cannock
Chase Council for the purposes of compiling a response to your request. We
will not forward your request to any other organisations or persons
external to the Council. Cannock Chase Council are the Data Controllers
and may be contacted at; [1][Cannock Chase District Council request email] .

Regards

Information Manager

Cannock Chase Council

 

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Website: [2]www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk
Follow us on Twitter: [3]www.twitter.com/cannockchasedc
Find us on Facebook: [4]www.facebook.com/cannockchasedc

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to whom they are addressed. If you are not the recipient, the use of the
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Info Manager, Cannock Chase District Council

 

 

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Thank you for your email and please except our apologies for the late
response.

 

The department that has dealt with your request has advised the below:

 

‘The Council does not manage any such sites, this is a function of
Staffordshire County Council’ and ‘ We have not had any complaints nor
carried out any tests as per your request’

 

For queries relating to how your request has been handled in relation to
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please feel free to contact me. If you
are then not satisfied with our response you can complain to us at
[1]https://www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk/feedback.

 

Following the exhaustion of our complaints procedure you can also complain
to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone:   0303 123 1113

[2]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information Assistant

Cannock Chase Council

 

 

Original Request below.

 

Dear Cannock Chase District 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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