Dear Natural England,

According to a news story on the Natural England website, General Licences GL 04, 05 and 06 are being revoked as from 25th April 2019:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/gener...

The reason given in that news release is that "The change follows a legal challenge to the way the licences have been issued".

Please could you, therefore, supply the following information:

1. A full copy of all documents received by Natural England as part of that challenge.

2. A full copy of all legal advice obtained by natural England in response to the challenge.

3. A full copy of all internal memos and documents discussing Natural England's response to the challenge.

In all cases, information pertaining to individual identity (eg, staff names and individual email addresses) may, if necessary, be redacted.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Goodge

SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Mark,

Access to information request – Acknowledgement – Request No RFI 4629

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email below, which we received on 24 April 2019.

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 23 May 2019. If, for any reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed of the reasons for this.

Yours sincerely,
Olivia

Olivia Heston, Paralegal
Natural England
Email: [Natural England request email]

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SM-NE-FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Mr Goodge

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Extension of time – RFI 4629

I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your
request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations,
which we received on 24 April 2019, needs to be extended.

The Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to your request from
the date of its receipt. However, it is occasionally necessary to extend
the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response. In this case, I
regret that we must extend the time limit for responding by 20 days to 21
June 2019 because of the complexity nature of the request, although we
hope to reply sooner.

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.

Regards

 

Kate Donovan

Adviser - Access to Information

Legal & Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

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GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information

 

 

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Dear Mr Goodge,

Please find attached our response to your request for information.

Regards,

Sarah

Sarah Waterfield
Lead Adviser – Access to Information
Legal Services
Legal and Governance

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