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Melvin Palmer made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to Turners Hill Road,Crawley, and in particular the section between Wallage Lane and Sandinghall Lane"

Please could you supply information relating to:

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019

Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway, received in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019.

The hierarchy classification.

The road/section number.

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes

The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

Yours faithfully,

Melvin Palmer

Freedom of Information Act,

Dear Mr Palmer,

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been forwarded to the appropriate officers for a response. The usual timescale for a response is twenty working days, that is by or on 15 April 2019.

If for any reason the Council needs to extend this timescale you will be notified in accordance with the relevant legislation.

Please note that in 2012 the County Council adopted a position in principle that FoI and EIR requests to West Sussex County Council and the Council's responses may be published on the Council's website in a suitably anonymised form. This is in addition to the individual response to the requestor, and in line with the Council's commitment to transparency and open data.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Loveman
Customer Relations Manager

Freedom Of Information | West Sussex County Council | Location: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ
E-mail: [email address]

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CI Group FOI,

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Reference: Confirm no 3004756 / FormBuilder ref 1088309

Dear Mr Palmer

I refer to your request dated 18th March 2019, which has been dealt with under the FOIA.

Your request related to Turners Hill Road.

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and confirm that this Authority holds some data relevant to your request.
I am now able to respond to you with the following:

Please find attached the following:
1. Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019
- Please see attached SHR_Redacted
2. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019
- Please see attached SHR_Redacted
3. Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
4. The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
5. Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway, received in the two years preceding the 16th March, 2019.
- Please see attached CSR_Redacted
6. The hierarchy classification.
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
7. The road/section number.
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
8. The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
9. The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.
- Please see attached Maintenance policy
10. Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management
- Please see attached Maintenance policy

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Zina Harding
Customer Service Officer
Residents’ Services – Communities
West Sussex County Council

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