Field data and information on the geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical aspects and implications of ground investigations for the A303 Stonehenge Project.

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please let me have sight of the following field data and information on the geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical aspects and implications of previous and continuing ground investigations for the A303 Stonehenge Project. In particular, I would like to see:

(1). All drill logs, drilling data, groundwater measurements and test data from all boreholes drilled for the project, subsequent to the last release of information in the December 2017 Final Report from Structural Soils (Report No. 731823; Vs.3). This report was released via the British Geological Survey Secure Database in March 2018 and is the last complete record that I have been given of such data by Highways England.

(2). All original ground investigation data (drilling records, borehole logs, geophysical logs, unpublished groundwater testing data) which support the published "Groundwater Reports". The first drafts of these reports that were made available contained little if any of the original field and supporting data; the only versions of these reports, now on the A303 Stonehenge Examination website were reissued to the Examination on 4th June 2019 as "Tracked Changed" documents. Much basic field investigation data has still not been made available relevant to the work reported in these documents.

3). All drilling and testing geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological data from continuing field and drilling investigations commenced in May/June this year, up to and subsequent to the announced Project Tender date of 15th July 2019.

I understand that this data amounts to some 4,000 pages plus. I would therefore be grateful to receive it in compressed form, possibly on a memory stick, and would be glad to make arrangements with Highways England for the data to be transmitted to me in this way, should that be convenient.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Kate Fielden

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I understand that an answer to my request on 7.10.19 for "Field data and information on the geological, hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical aspects and implications of ground investigations for the A303 Stonehenge Project under FoI" is "delayed".

Please would you give the reason(s) for this delay and tell me when I may expect an answer to my request, bearing in mind that I understand the legal requirement to be to reply to my request promptly.

Yours faithfully,

Kate Fielden

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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