FOI Request - Schedule 14 applications for Public Rights of Way (The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981)
Dear Sir or Madam
please provide the following information.
Are you responsible for the processing of Schedule 14 claims for public rights of way. (Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981)
If you are not please provide the name of the authority that is for your region.
If so, has there ever been a situation whereby the application has been dismissed, thrown out or had to be resubmitted, due to an administrative error. Such as (but not limited to) the incorrect completion of the forms or failure to follow the guidelines correctly.
FOI REQUEST X04-496
We acknowledge your request for information received on 7 August 2018.
We are considering your request and you should receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, unless the information is exempt or we require additional time to consider whether disclosure is in the public interest in accordance with section 2 of the Freedom of Information Act.
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The Act defines a number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have requested. Before we provide the information we will consider whether it is proper to release it and if any of the exemption categories do apply then the information will not be released. We will tell you if this is the case, and you will have a right of appeal.
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You may have to pay a fee for this information. We will consider this and let you know. If so you will have to pay the fee before we process and release the information.
If you have any queries or concerns, then please contact me directly. You can find out more about the Act from the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales 2nd Floor Churchill House Churchill Way Cardiff
Telephone: 02920 678400 Fax: 02920 678399
Email: [email address]
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Dear Mr Allen,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST X04-496
We refer to your email dated 7 April 2018 which contained a request for
information as set out in italics below. Following consideration of your
request, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I respond
to each point as follows:
Are you responsible for the processing of Schedule 14 claims for public
rights of way. (Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981)
If you are not please provide the name of the authority that is for your
If so, has there ever been a situation whereby the application has been
dismissed, thrown out or had to be resubmitted, due to an administrative
error. Such as (but not limited to) the incorrect completion of the forms
or failure to follow the guidelines correctly.
Bridgend County Borough Council is responsible for processing Schedule 14
applications for the Bridgend County Borough area. No applications have
ever been dismissed, thrown out, or had to be resubmitted due to an
I hope this response satisfies your request. If you are dissatisfied with
the handling of the request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you
have the right to request a review of the Council’s response to your
request for information. If you wish to request a review, please write
Bridgend County Borough Council
Bridgend, CF31 4WB
within 28 days of the date of this letter. If you remain dissatisfied
with the outcome of that review, you may seek further recourse by lodging
an appeal with the Information Commissioner at:
Information Commissioner’s Office – Wales
Tel: 02920 678400
Fax: 02920 678399
E:mail : [email address]
Freedom of Information Office
Bridgend County Borough Council
Level 2, Civic Offices
Tel: 01656 643565
Email: [Bridgend County Borough Council request email]
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