Funding of the M56 - A6 Link Road

Sheila Oliver (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Sheila Oliver (Account suspended)

Dear Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council,

I believe apart from the £189 million of Government money to fund this road, funding is likely to be obtained from the Greater Manchester Pension Fund and the Chinese. How does the Council envisage that these two investors will be able to get a return on their investment?

Secondly, if the Chinese invest, there will have to be a contract - even if it is just for them to supply funding. What currency does the Council envisage this contract will be in, as if the wrong one is chosen, this could have massive implications for the cost?

Thirdly, we are expecting a double dip recession with economic conditions similar to the 1930s and there has been a documented drop in car usage. What evidence does the Council hold showing that this new road is even needed at all?

Mr Agellu, in case you think I might be wasting public money by asking this question, the same team of people very nearly brought us a £1 billion PFI bypass. We all now know, from the Treasury Select Committee on PFI and the Panorama programme, what a massive mistake that would have been. Some of us knew at the time it was a ludicrous plan to fund this unnecessary road; some of us didn't. The Council should hold all the above information if they expect to have such large amounts of the Government's and my money.

Kind regards

Yours faithfully,

Sheila

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

 

Thank you for your request for information below which has been given
reference FOI 5099. Please quote this on any correspondence regarding your
request.

 

Stockport Council will respond to your request within 20 working days. If
there will be a charge for disbursements e.g. photocopying in order to
provide the information, we will inform you as soon as possible to see if
you wish to proceed; however such charges are usually waived if they
amount to less than £10.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Corporate Information Services

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

 

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Sheila Oliver (Account suspended)

Dear FOI Officer,

Thank you. I have been consulting with a Chartered Accountant on this matter and there are futher questions to be asked shortly. I hope you will not declare me vexatious as you did with the collapsing, still gassing toxic waste dump school which dozens of parents have removed their children from and teachers are desperate to leave because simply everyone hates the damn place, which has only been open since Septmber 2011.

How Andrew Webb, Director of Children's and Young People's Services at Stockport - the man responsible for this dog's dinner - can serve on Government Committees is completely beyond my understanding.

LibDems, eh! I thought they believed in open and honest government.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information below (ref 5099).

 

The response to your request has been prepared by the relevant Council
service and is as follows:

 

The SEMMMS A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road scheme has been included
in the Coalition Government’s National Infrastructure Plan November 2011
as a priority for funding; however no detailed funding arrangements have
been announced and we therefore do not hold the information you have
requested regarding how investors would obtain a return on their
investment or the currency of a contract. Specifically we have no
information as to how any investors would obtain a return on their
investment. It is expected that any contract would be made in sterling. 

 

The evidence requiring the need for the road will be contained within the
business case for the scheme and it is anticipated that the business case
will be completed and published later this year during 2012. The business
case and the information and data which will constitute the final document
are unfinished and data is incomplete. On this basis, the information will
not be provided at this time under Regulation 12(4)(d) Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 as it is not in the public interest to
publish this unfinished document. This is because the information has not
been collated and presented in an accessible manner and it may therefore
be misleading.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
internal review will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was
not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [1][email address] in the first instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

 

01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Corporate Information Services

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

 

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Sheila Oliver (Account suspended)

Dear FOI Officer,

Really, this is like nailing jelly to a wall!

http://menmedia.co.uk/stockportexpress/n...

In this account of last Thursday's full council meeting the Council Leader Goddard says business rates from Greater Manchester will fund the remainder - the funding shortfall for the proposed bypass, yet you say you do not hold the information requested about the funding.

So, where has Councillor Goddard's information come from about the business rates? Can I see it set down in black or white please.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

 

Thank you for your request for information which has been given reference
5209. Please quote this on any correspondence regarding your request.

 

Stockport Council will respond to your request within 20 working days. If
there will be a charge for disbursements e.g. photocopying in order to
provide the information, we will inform you as soon as possible to see if
you wish to proceed; however such charges are usually waived if they
amount to less than £10.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Corporate Information Services

 

[1]http://www.stockport.gov.uk

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Sheila Oliver (Account suspended)

Dear FOI Officer,

This is not a new request. You appear to have given me information which has been contradicted in the last full council meeting by the Leader and recorded by the local newspaper. Therefore, it is clarification of the same request when contradictory evidence has come to light in the same week.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

 

I am writing in response to your request for information (ref FOI 5209).

 

The information has been prepared by the relevant Council service and is
as follows.

 

Stockport Council has no written documentation available regarding your
request for information. Greater Manchester officers are still in
discussion with Government officers concerning potential funding options
to support the delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund schemes
including SEMMMS A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road. I understand that
the future use of Tax Incremental Funding could be one of the options
available.

 

If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request for
information, you are entitled to ask for an internal review; however you
must do so within 40 working days of the date of this response. Any
internal review will be carried out by a senior member of staff who was
not involved with your original request. To ask for an internal review,
contact [email address] in the first instance.

 

If you are unhappy with the outcome of any internal review, you are
entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner. To do so, contact:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

www.ico.gov.uk

 

01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Corporate Information Service

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

 

 

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michael cawley left an annotation ()

Can anybody, without a full request, tell me why this persons account is suspended M D Cawley

J.A.F. Mitchell left an annotation ()

Just click on the user name to find out more details.In this case the user has been banned from the WDTK site because "Following a number of warnings you continued to misuse the site by using it for purposes other than making Freedom of Information requests."