Has the Harcourt Street site stabilised?

Sheila Oliver made this Freedom of Information request to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

Waiting for an internal review by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Stockport Borough Council,

Greater Manchester Geological Unit in their proof of evidence from David Woolrich to the public inquiry in 2006 regarding Stockport Council's refusal to allow a housing development on a still gassing, tipped, former Jackson's Brickyard site at Adswood, Stockport states:-

"The general thrust of the guidance is that, ideally, gassing landfill sites should not be developed for 'hard' end uses until they have stabilized but should be developed instead for open space use. Stability in this sense means a meathane level of below 1%v/v in the ground and a carbon dioxide level below 1.5%v/v. According to the Greater Manchester Harcourt Street contamination investigations carried out also in 2006, as I understand it, this site has not yet stabilised. Please show me any evidence that Greater Manchester Geological Unit have followed their own advice in this regard with respect to the Harcourt Street proposed school for 550 primary school children.

Yours faithfully,

Sheila Oliver

FOI Officer, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mrs Oliver,

I am writing in response to your request for information below (ref 2826).

As you have previously been informed, all your requests for information
about Harcourt Street are considered to be vexatious under section 14(1)
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and manifestly unreasonable under
Regulation 12(4)(b) Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and will
not receive a response. This decision has previously been through the
Council's internal review process and was upheld.

You are entitled to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. To
do so, contact:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

[1]www.ico.gov.uk

01625 545 745

Yours sincerely,

Claire Naven

Claire Naven

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Officer

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear FOI Officer,

To reply to this request would incriminate the Council. This
wonderful website will be used in evidence in any subsequent
corporate manslaughter charges, presumably to be brought against
the Chief Executive, Director of Children and Young People's
Directate and the Executive Councillor, who have come to the
attention of the Coroner already regarding what is happening with
the unnecessary deaths of Stockport council taxpayers who have
dealings with the CYPD.

In addition, the town hall protester has been arrested yet again,
his wife said and I know her to be a truthful person, for trying to
obtain a council meeting agenda. This issue will now have to go
back to court and cost the taxpayer more thousands of pounds. I
believe the town hall protester tried to harm himself whilst in
this last custody. This is yet another Death in Progress at the
hands of Stockport Council.

Yours sincerely,

Sheila Oliver

Sheila Oliver (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Is my local MP Andrew Stunell having a laugh here? I repeatedly
asked him to make Stockport Council reply to questions, which they
have avoided for about four years:-

http://www.libdemvoice.org/andrew-stunel...

I shall ask him again for help and post his response, or lack of
it, on this site.

Have a look at this frightening You Tube clip of the brown asbestos
"experts" languidly and unscienficially removing brown asbestos
from the school site:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0rCPnP5H9o

Sheila Oliver (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

I don't think the Stunell link worked. Try this:-

http://www.libdemvoice.org/andrew-stunel...

Sheila Oliver (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

This is the text from the Information Commission stating you should be answering questions:-

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Information Commissioner's Office
Promoting public access to official information and protecting your personal information
15th February 2010
Case Reference Number RCC0296506 / FS50232537 Stockport Borough Council
Dear Mrs Oliver
Thank you for your letter of 7 February 2010. In your letter you state that since the issuing of the Decision Notice in relation to case FS50232537 on 10 November 2009 further evidence has come to light which you feel no proves you are not vexatious. You also state that since the Decision Notice was issued all your subsequent requests for information made to the Council have been refused on the basis that the requests are vexatious.
The Decision Notice found that at the time of your request, which was 1 December 2008, your request was manifestly unreasonable and therefore Stockport Borough Council were correct to refuse to disclose to you the information you requested by virtue of 12(4)(b) of the Environmental Information Regulations. All Decision Notice must consider the circumstances at the time the request was made and cannot take into account circumstances that post date the request. If you are unhappy with the findings of the Decision Notice you should appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Information Rights). Any appeal should be lodged with the Tribunal within 28 days of the date of the Decision Notice. The contact details for the Tribunal are found at the bottom of the Decision Notice.
In relation to your second point, that the Council are now refusing all your requests for information on the basis that they are vexatious, the Decision Notice relates specifically to the request you made on the 1 December 2008 and does not make any finding regarding future requests. If you have made further requests and these have been refused you should ask the Council to review the requests and if following this review you remain unhappy with their response you can bring a new complaint to the Commissioner.
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF t:0845 630 6060 f:01625 524510 e:mail@ico.gsi.gov.uk w:ico.gov.uk