Equality Impact for Highway Improvement Scheme

Jeffrey Wong made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

I wish to receive equality impact assessment, noise and traffic impact, and consultation documentation for the following development and highway improvement schemes.

Hyde Road Widening
Princess Road Roundabout
Northern Quarter Walking and Cycling
Deansgate Walking and Cycling
Manchester Arena attack memorial
Metrolink Second City Crossing*
(St Peter's Square, Cross Street Cycleway, Corporation St Victoria Stn Approach)
Manchester Airport Terminal 2
Great Ancoats Street Improvement
Longsight Road Widening
Levenshulme Bee Network
Kingsway Slade Lane Junction
Manchester Mayfield Regeneration
Central Retail Park Redevelopment
L&G Piccadilly Gardens Regeneration
Charlton Cycleway
Metrolink Trafford Park Line
Piccadilly SRF

Yours faithfully,

Jeffrey Wong

Dear Manchester City Council,

Further to my Freedom of Information request, I wish to request full details for the formal consultation and how individuals can provide feedback to the Levenshulme Walking and Cycling Scheme and the Beswick Walking and Cycling Scheme once they become available.

Yours faithfully,

Jeffrey Wong

foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

Dear Jeffrey Wong

We acknowledge receipt of your request to Manchester City Council,
concerning:

Highway Improvement Schemes

If your request comes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will aim to
respond as promptly as we can and by no later than 20 working days.
Sometimes an extension to that timescale will apply and we will let you
know if that is the case.

If some or all of your request needs to be considered under processes
other than those provided by FOIA or EIR, different timescales may apply.
In particular, any part of your request that concerns your own personal
information will be considered in line with your rights under data
protection legislation (including the right of access) and we will aim to
provide you with a response in respect of that part of your request
without undue delay and by no later than one calendar month, unless an
extension to that timescale applies (we will let you know if that is the
case).

 

The reference number for your request is FOI/2599.

 

Please note that Manchester City Council is currently handling a large
volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and
safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accordingly, Freedom of Information/subject access requests made to
Manchester City Council during the COVID-19 outbreak may have a longer
response period than that stated above. The response that you receive may
also not be complete in whole or in part. This is because:

 

* Responding to your request may require business area resource which is
currently directed towards direct aid of members of the public during
the COVID-19 outbreak. Directing resources towards responding to your
request could result in vital care of service not being delivered, and
may expose individuals to COVID-19;?
* Under central government guidance to help prevent the spread of
COVID-19, all Manchester City Council staff who are able to are
working from home until further notice. As such they may not be able
to get hold of certain information which cannot be accessed remotely,
and accessing it would potentially expose the individual to COVID-19.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning your request, please
reply to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely
Manchester City Council

Your personal data is very important to us. Please refer to our privacy
notice at [1]www.manchester.gov.uk/privacy for further information.

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

Dear Jeffrey Wong

We acknowledge receipt of your request to Manchester City Council,
concerning:

Consultation- Levenshulme and Beswick schemes

If your request comes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will aim to
respond as promptly as we can and by no later than 20 working days.
Sometimes an extension to that timescale will apply and we will let you
know if that is the case.

If some or all of your request needs to be considered under processes
other than those provided by FOIA or EIR, different timescales may apply.
In particular, any part of your request that concerns your own personal
information will be considered in line with your rights under data
protection legislation (including the right of access) and we will aim to
provide you with a response in respect of that part of your request
without undue delay and by no later than one calendar month, unless an
extension to that timescale applies (we will let you know if that is the
case).

 

The reference number for your request is FOI/2600.

 

Please note that Manchester City Council is currently handling a large
volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and
safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accordingly, Freedom of Information/subject access requests made to
Manchester City Council during the COVID-19 outbreak may have a longer
response period than that stated above. The response that you receive may
also not be complete in whole or in part. This is because:

 

* Responding to your request may require business area resource which is
currently directed towards direct aid of members of the public during
the COVID-19 outbreak. Directing resources towards responding to your
request could result in vital care of service not being delivered, and
may expose individuals to COVID-19;?
* Under central government guidance to help prevent the spread of
COVID-19, all Manchester City Council staff who are able to are
working from home until further notice. As such they may not be able
to get hold of certain information which cannot be accessed remotely,
and accessing it would potentially expose the individual to COVID-19.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning your request, please
reply to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely
Manchester City Council

Your personal data is very important to us. Please refer to our privacy
notice at [1]www.manchester.gov.uk/privacy for further information.

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

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Highway Services Department
[email address]
PO Box 532 Town Hall Manchester M60 2LA
 
Our Reference: FOI/0000/2600
 
Date: 29 July 2020
 
 
 
Dear Jeffrey Wong,
 
Re: Your request for information – FOI/000/2600 - Environmental
Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 16 July 2020 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
 
You have requested the following: 
 
I wish to request full details for the formal consultation and how
individuals can provide feedback to the Levenshulme Walking and Cycling
Scheme and the Beswick Walking and Cycling Scheme once they become
available. 
 
In response to your request, I can confirm the following:
 
Please find enclosed with this letter a copy of the Beswick Safer Streets
Consultation Booklet. Where you will find information on how to access the
Beswick Walking and Cycling scheme consultation.  Please note the scheme’s
consultation has been extended and will now end on 7 August 2020.
 
Engagement for the Levenshulme and Burnage Safer Roads project has been
extended after previous feedback from the Public and Ward Members.  Once
the trial specifics have been agreed, we will be issuing instructions for
the next steps of engagement before a trial period and live consultation
commences. 
 
In the meantime, the link to the Bee Network Commonplace website can be
found here: https://levenshulmebeenetwork.commonplac... where much of
the underlying detail is held and your comments can be left.
 
The information supplied to you may be subject to copyright. You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you
are doing, and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use (for
example, commercial          publication) would require the permission of
the copyright holder.  
 
If you wish to re-use the information provided other than for reasons
already outlined above, you must submit the request to us in writing, with
your name and address for         correspondence, and you must specify the
information you want to re-use and the purpose you intend to use it for.
We will then consider your request under the Re-use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2015.
If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you may ask
the Council for an internal review. This will be undertaken by an officer
not involved in handling your request. If you wish an internal review to
be undertaken you should contact the
Democratic Services Legal Team who can be contacted by post or email: 
 
Democratic Services Legal Team
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
 
Email:  [MCC request email] 
 
When requesting an internal review, please explain which parts of the
request handling and/or response you are unhappy with so that we can
address your concerns in the internal review process.
 
A copy of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
accessed here: 
 
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
 
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.
 
If you are not happy with the outcome of the internal review process once
it is     completed, you have the right to apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Email: [email address]
www.ico.org.uk
 
The Information Commissioner will generally expect that you have exhausted
the Council’s Information Complaints Procedure before he will consider a
complaint.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Ben Walker
Head of PMO (Highways)
 

Dear Manchester City Council,

In response to the Burnage and Levenshulme Safer Roads scheme, I was under the impression in which the city council stated that a live formal consultation would commence as soon as the trial for the installation of modal filters had already begun. I wish to ask why is there a considerable delay to this consultation?

Yours sincerely,

Jeffrey Wong

foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

Dear Jeffrey Wong

We acknowledge receipt of your request to Manchester City Council,
concerning:

Burnage and Levenshulme Safer Roads scheme

If your request comes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will aim to
respond as promptly as we can and by no later than 20 working days.
Sometimes an extension to that timescale will apply and we will let you
know if that is the case.

If some or all of your request needs to be considered under processes
other than those provided by FOIA or EIR, different timescales may apply.
In particular, any part of your request that concerns your own personal
information will be considered in line with your rights under data
protection legislation (including the right of access) and we will aim to
provide you with a response in respect of that part of your request
without undue delay and by no later than one calendar month, unless an
extension to that timescale applies (we will let you know if that is the
case).

 

The reference number for your request is FOI/2673.

 

Please note that Manchester City Council is currently handling a large
volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and
safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accordingly, Freedom of Information/subject access requests made to
Manchester City Council during the COVID-19 outbreak may have a longer
response period than that stated above. The response that you receive may
also not be complete in whole or in part. This is because:

 

* Responding to your request may require business area resource which is
currently directed towards direct aid of members of the public during
the COVID-19 outbreak. Directing resources towards responding to your
request could result in vital care of service not being delivered, and
may expose individuals to COVID-19;?
* Under central government guidance to help prevent the spread of
COVID-19, all Manchester City Council staff who are able to are
working from home until further notice. As such they may not be able
to get hold of certain information which cannot be accessed remotely,
and accessing it would potentially expose the individual to COVID-19.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning your request, please
reply to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely
Manchester City Council

Your personal data is very important to us. Please refer to our privacy
notice at [1]www.manchester.gov.uk/privacy for further information.

References

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

 
 
Highway Services Department
[email address]
PO Box 532 Town Hall Manchester M60 2LA
 
Our Reference: FOI/0000/2599
 
Date: 13 August 2020
 
 
 
Dear Jeffrey Wong,
 
Re: Your request for information – FOI/000/2599 - Environmental
Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 16 July 2020 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
 
You have requested the following: 
 
I wish to receive equality impact assessment, noise and traffic impact,
and consultation documentation for the following development and highway
improvement schemes.
 
Hyde Road Widening
Princess Road Roundabout
Northern Quarter Walking and Cycling
Deansgate Walking and Cycling
Manchester Arena attack memorial
Metrolink Second City Crossing*
(St Peter's Square, Cross Street Cycleway, Corporation St Victoria Station
Approach)
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 
Great Ancoats Street Improvement
Longsight Road Widening
Levenshulme Bee Network
Kingsway Slade Lane Junction
Manchester Mayfield Regeneration
Central Retail Park Redevelopment
L&G Piccadilly Gardens Regeneration
Charlton Cycleway
Metrolink Trafford Park Line
Piccadilly SRF
 
In response to your request, I can confirm the following:
 
Refusal - exceeds cost limit
 
It is estimated that the statutory cost limit of £450 (which is calculated
as being ap-proximately 2.5 days of a council officer's time to determine
whether the Council holds the information and to locate, retrieve and
extract it) will be exceeded if the Council supplied the requested
information to you. If you require more information about the Council’s
Fees & Charges Policy, this may be downloaded from
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/script....
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.
 
The 2000 Act does not oblige the Council to comply with requests that
exceed the statutory cost limit. If you are able to modify or narrow the
scope of your request, it may be possible to provide the information you
require without exceeding the statutory limit. 
 
The Council would be able to provide the information if you limit this
request to 1 or 2 schemes, it will be possible to respond to this request.
If this satisfies your request please let me know. Please note, Metrolink
projects are managed by Transport for Greater Manchester and Airport
projects by the Airport directly so Manchester City Council does not hold
information on these schemes.
 
If you are modifying or narrowing the scope of your request this will be
treated as a new request and dealt with in accordance with the time limits
specified in the 2000 Act. 
 
Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you
should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO
Box 532, Town Hall, Man-chester, M60 2LA, email: 
[MCC request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s information rights complaint procedure can be downloaded
from
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d....
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process,
you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.
 
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
 
Tel: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510 
www.ico.org.uk
 
If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
Ben Walker
Head of PMO (Highways)
 

Dear [email address],

Thank you for your responses, I would still be requiring all of the information if available which I have outlined. So therefore rather than witnessing to extensive delays for a response had I submitted new FOI requests for every single item, it may be more economical to remove the time limit in order to process this FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Jeffrey Wong

foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Wong

 

As outlined in the response the Council could provide details for one
or two of the schemes in your list within the time limit.

 

For this information you would need to submit a new request.

 

Even if you were to submit separate requests these requests can then be
aggregated together and the cost limit would still then apply.

 

Yours sincerely
 
 
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
 
Email:  [1][MCC request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear [email address],

In that case, I shall start with the request for the first two schemes Hyde Road Widening and Princess Road Roundabout, then subsequently I will in time request information for the next two schemes.

Yours sincerely,

Jeffrey Wong

foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

We acknowledge receipt of your request to Manchester City Council,
concerning:

Impact assesments

If your request comes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will aim to
respond as promptly as we can and by no later than 20 working days.
Sometimes an extension to that timescale will apply and we will let you
know if that is the case.

If some or all of your request needs to be considered under processes
other than those provided by FOIA or EIR, different timescales may apply.
In particular, any part of your request that concerns your own personal
information will be considered in line with your rights under data
protection legislation (including the right of access) and we will aim to
provide you with a response in respect of that part of your request
without undue delay and by no later than one calendar month, unless an
extension to that timescale applies (we will let you know if that is the
case).

 

The reference number for your request is FOI/2792.

 

Please note that Manchester City Council is currently handling a large
volume of business critical work aimed towards the protection and
safeguarding of at risk groups during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Accordingly, Freedom of Information/subject access requests made to
Manchester City Council during the COVID-19 outbreak may have a longer
response period than that stated above. The response that you receive may
also not be complete in whole or in part. This is because:

 

* Responding to your request may require business area resource which is
currently directed towards direct aid of members of the public during
the COVID-19 outbreak. Directing resources towards responding to your
request could result in vital care of service not being delivered, and
may expose individuals to COVID-19;?
* Under central government guidance to help prevent the spread of
COVID-19, all Manchester City Council staff who are able to are
working from home until further notice. As such they may not be able
to get hold of certain information which cannot be accessed remotely,
and accessing it would potentially expose the individual to COVID-19.

Should you have any further inquiries concerning your request, please
reply to this email leaving the subject line unchanged.

Yours sincerely
Manchester City Council

Your personal data is very important to us. Please refer to our privacy
notice at [1]www.manchester.gov.uk/privacy for further information.

References

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

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Our Reference: FOI/0000/2673

 

Date: 27 August 2020

 

 

 

Dear Jeffrey Wong,

 

Re: Your request for information – FOI/0000/2673 - Environmental
Information Regulations 2004

 

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 30 July 2020 and has been considered under the
provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

 

You have requested the following:

 

In response to the Burnage and Levenshulme Safer Roads scheme, I was under
the impression in which the city council stated that a live formal
consultation would commence as soon as the trial for the installation of
modal filters had already begun.  I wish to ask why is there a
considerable delay to this consultation?

In response to your request, I can confirm the following:

 

As stated in my original response to your request for information about
the scheme, the prolongation of engagement for the Levenshulme and Burnage
Safer Roads project was a decision based on feedback from the Public and
Ward Members.  Once the trial specifics have been agreed.  We will be
issuing instructions for the next steps of engagement before a trial
period and live consultation commences.

 

I include a copy of the press release from the Executive Member for the
Executive, Planning and Transport issued on 15 July which provides further
information on the Council's position:

 

"We remain fully committed to the Active Neighbourhood project for
Levenshulme and Burnage.

 

"We are taking a fresh look at this scheme, which has the potential to
provide road safety, health and air quality benefits by encouraging active
travel in the area.

 

"We know that many residents are excited by the scheme, while others have
concerns or need more information so they can let us know what they think.
More than a thousand people have already given their views online and face
to face.

 

"However, others still have comments and questions, so we are pausing the
project to continue getting the views of the community, so that the
proposals have the widest possible engagement before we move to a trial in
the coming months.

 

"We will be working with the design team to build on the engagement and
all the work that has taken place to date, to ensure that this is
accessible by the whole community.

 

"The comments received in the coming months will influence the proposals
and no permanent changes to road layouts will be made until after the
final design has been agreed.

 

"We're excited to move to the next phase of this project and we want to
work with all members of the community to deliver the best possible
outcome for Levenshulme and Burnage."

 

In the meantime, the link to the Bee Network Commonplace website can be
found here: https://levenshulmebeenetwork.commonplac... where much of
the underlying detail is held and your comments can be left.

 

The information supplied to you may be subject to copyright. You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you
are doing, and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use (for
example, commercial publication) would require the permission of the
copyright holder. 

 

If you wish to re-use the information provided other than for reasons
already outlined above, you must submit the request to us in writing, with
your name and address for correspondence, and you must specify the
information you want to re-use and the purpose you intend to use it for.
We will then consider your request under the Re-use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2015.

 

If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you may ask
the Council for an internal review. This will be undertaken by an officer
not involved in handling your request. If you wish an internal review to
be undertaken you should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team who
can be contacted by post or email:

 

               Democratic Services Legal Team

               PO Box 532

               Town Hall

               Manchester

               M60 2LA

 

               Email:  [2][MCC request email]

 

When requesting an internal review, please explain which parts of the
request handling and/or response you are unhappy with so that we can
address your concerns in the internal review process.

 

A copy of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
accessed here:

 

[3]http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d....

 

If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.

 

If you are not happy with the outcome of the internal review process once
it is completed, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
at:

 

               Information Commissioner's Office

               Wycliffe House

               Water Lane

               Wilmslow

               Cheshire

               SK9 5AF

               Tel: 01625 545700

               Fax: 01625 524510

               Email: [4][email address]

               [5]www.ico.org.uk

 

The Information Commissioner will generally expect that you have exhausted
the Council’s Information Complaints Procedure before he will consider a
complaint.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Ben Walker

Head of PMO (Highways)

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

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Highway Service Department
[email address]
PO Box 532 Town Hall Manchester M60 2LA
 
Our Reference: FOI/0000/2792
 
Date: 17 September 2020
 
 
 
Dear Jeffery Wong,
 
Re: Your request for information – FOI/0000/2792 - Environmental
Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 19 August 2020 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
 
 In response to your request, I have summarised the information as
follows:
 
I wish to receive equality impact assessment, noise and traffic impact,
and consultation documentation for the following development and highway
improvement schemes -Hyde Road Widening and Princess Road Roundabout 
 
In response to your request I can confirm the following:
 
As you are aware, my original response to your request for a number of
scheme EIAs was cost limited by the Council due to it being calculated
that responding to this would require approximately 2.5 days of a council
officer's time to determine whether the Council holds the information and
to locate, retrieve and extract it. As this is the case any further
requests you may make for the same information can be aggregated.
 
For reference, if needed, The Fees Regulations state that requests
received within 60 consecutive days can be aggregated for the purposes of
calculating whether the appropriate limit (cost limit) is likely to be
exceeded.  The Cost limit is calculated as being 18 hours (approximately
2.5 days) of a council officer's time to determine whether the Council
holds the information, locate, retrieve and extract the information.
 
The ICO guidance states that:
 
The Fees Regulations state that two or more requests to one public
authority can be aggregated for the purposes of calculating costs if they
are:
 
• by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public
authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign;
• for the same or similar information; and
• the subsequent request is received by the public authority within 60
working days of the previous request.
 
full guidance below:
 
[1]http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/guid...
 
As you have narrowed the scope of your request as suggested, I am
releasing the first two requested EIAs to you as part of this response.
However, the Council is not obliged to answer any further requests for
EIAs you may have until 19 November 2020 as this would be considered as an
aggregated request and the cost limit would therefore still apply.
 
I can advise that the information you have requested for Hyde Road
Widening Scheme can be found and accessed via Manchester Council’s
Planning Portal on the Council’s web site where you can find all finalised
reports.
 
I also attach a copy of the following documents you have requested on the
Princess Road Roundabout Scheme:
 
APPENDIX 9 TfGM NPIF Mancunian Way Summary v0.6 FOI.pdf
NPIF Mancunian Way - Princess Road Manchester Equality Impact Assessment –
redacted.pdf
MCC LPA - EIA Determination Aug 2019
 
The information supplied to you may be subject to copyright. You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you
are doing, and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use (for
example, commercial publication) would require the permission of the
copyright holder.  
 
If you wish to re-use the information provided other than for reasons
already outlined above, you must submit the request to us in writing, with
your name and address for correspondence, and you must specify the
information you want to re-use and the purpose you intend to use it for.
We will then consider your request under the Re-use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2015.
 
If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you may ask
the Council for an internal review. This will be undertaken by an officer
not involved in handling your request. If you wish an internal review to
be undertaken you should contact the
Democratic Services Legal Team who can be contacted by post or email: 
 
Democratic Services Legal Team
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
 
Email:  [MCC request email] 
 
When requesting an internal review, please explain which parts of the
request handling and/or response you are unhappy with so that we can
address your concerns in the internal review process.
 
A copy of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
accessed here: 
 
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
 
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.
 
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it is     completed, you have the right to apply directly to the
Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
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Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Email: [email address]
www.ico.org.uk
 
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the Council’s Information Complaints Procedure before he will consider a
complaint.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
Ben Walker
Head of PMO (Highways)

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Dear [email address],

Further to my Freedom of Information Act requests on Equality Impact Assessment on Highway Improvement Schemes, I wish to request Equality Impact Assessment, information for Neighbourhood Spending Overview including consultation expenditure, and analysis of comments from Commonplace concerning the former Levenshulme Bee Network and the present replacement Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood consultations.

Yours sincerely,

Jeffrey Wong

foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

We acknowledge receipt of your request to Manchester City Council,
concerning:

Equality Impact Assessment on Highway Improvement Schemes

If your request comes under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), we will aim to
respond as promptly as we can and by no later than 20 working days.
Sometimes an extension to that timescale will apply and we will let you
know if that is the case.

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provide you with a response in respect of that part of your request
without undue delay and by no later than one calendar month, unless an
extension to that timescale applies (we will let you know if that is the
case).

 

The reference number for your request is FOI/3336.

 

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Yours sincerely
Manchester City Council

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foi@manchester.gov.uk, Manchester City Council

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Highway Services Department
Manchester City Council
PO Box 532 Town Hall 
Manchester
M60 2LA
 
 
 
Our Reference: FOI/0000/3336
 
Date: 07 December 2020
 
 
 
Dear Jeffrey Wong,
 
Re: Your request for information – FOI/0000/3336 - Environmental
Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 9 November 2020 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).
 
You have requested the following: 
 
Further to my Freedom of Information Act requests on Equality Impact
Assessment on Highway Improvement Schemes, I wish to request Equality
Impact Assessment, information for Neighbourhood Spending Overview
including consultation expenditure, and analysis of comments from
Commonplace concerning the former Levenshulme Bee Network and the present
replacement Levenshulme and Burnage Active Neighbourhood consultations.
 
In response to your request, I can confirm the following:
 
Please see below attached documentation requested for the: 
 
- Equality Impact Assessment for Levenshulme Active Street.PDF 
 
I attached a copy of all consultation queries and feedback received up
until July 2020 at which point the decision was taken to pause the scheme.
This document is titled:
 
-  'LBN Consultation Queries and Feedback July 2020 PDF' Part 1 to Part 4.
 
More than 3,500 responses have been received as part of the latest phase
of this consultation, gathered across web, email and face to face online
events. Information gathered in the original consultation led to 25
possible filter locations being suggested as part of Phase 1. The second
has allowed people to comment in detail on these, and the impact which
they felt they would have.
 
A total of £ 14,895.00 has been spent on Commonplace to support
consultation for the Levenshulme project.
 
The information supplied to you may be subject to copyright. You are free
to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research you
are doing, and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use (for
example, commercial publication) would require the permission of the
copyright holder.  
 
If you wish to re-use the information provided other than for reasons
already outlined above, you must submit the request to us in writing, with
your name and address for correspondence, and you must specify the
information you want to re-use and the purpose you intend to use it for.
We will then consider your request under the Re-use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2015.
 
If you are not satisfied with the response to your request, you may ask
the Council for an internal review. This will be undertaken by an officer
not involved in handling your request. If you wish an internal review to
be undertaken, you should contact the Democratic Services Legal Team who
can be contacted by post or email: 
 
Democratic Services Legal Team
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
 
Email:  [MCC request email] 
 
When requesting an internal review, please explain which parts of the
request handling and/or response you are unhappy with so that we can
address your concerns in the internal review process.
 
A copy of the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be
accessed here: 
 
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
 
If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let me
know.
 
If you are not happy with the outcome of the internal review process once
it is completed, you have the right to apply directly to the Information
Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
Email: [email address]
www.ico.org.uk
 
The Information Commissioner will generally expect that you have exhausted
the Council’s Information Complaints Procedure before he will consider a
complaint.
 
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Ben Walker
Head of PMO (Highways)