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.
Thank you for your e-mail requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
We will proceed with the request which we received today. It is our
intention to have the information delivered to you as soon as possible
otherwise within the statutory 20 working days.
In consideration of the request, which may be subject to any exemptions/
exceptions the Council may rely on to refuse the request, some of which
are absolute and some of which only apply where the public interest in
maintaining the exemption/exception outweighs that in disclosing the
Please note that should you be requesting information under the
Environmental Information Regulations although we provide free access to a
wide range of information through our website, access to any public
registers which we hold and for inspecting information at our offices, we
are allowed to charge you a reasonable fee for providing certain
information. If applicable, we will issue you with a fee notice. This
will detail the tasks involved in responding to the request, and
associated costs. Further information is available on the EIR page of
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Our current practise is that the information will be available to view on
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Dear Walter Allen
Request pursuant to Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 –
Thank you for your request for information about Public Rights of Way,
which we received on 7^th August 2018. Your request has been considered
under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
Please see your request and our response below:
1) Are you responsible for the processing of Schedule 14 claims for
public rights of way (Schedule 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act
Bedford Borough Council is the responsible Surveying Authority.
2) If you are not please provide the name of the authority that is for
3) 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.
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. 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. For
further information regarding Re-use of Public Sector Information please
see the following link
If you are unhappy with the way the authority has handled your request,
you may ask for an internal review. Please contact Barbara Morris,
Assistant Chief Executive, (Law & Governance), email:
[email address] who will arrange an internal review of
your case. Under Regulation 11(2) this needs to be done no later than 40
working days after the date of this letter. If you are not content with
the outcome of the internal review, 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
FOI & EIR Officer - Environment
Bedford Borough Council
Room 336, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK429AP
(01234) 718243 (ext 47243)
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