Highway permissions relating to objects / structure on highway managed land

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

I note that a number of floral planters have been installed on raised kerbed traffic islands and central reservations on Stamfordham Road (B6324). Please see Google map link below to show location of planters as well as co-ordinates:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.996258...

Easting: 420390 Northing: 566901

Could you please provide me with the following information under the Freedom of Act 2000.

What item(s) of highway legislations has the highway Authority for Newcastle / Newcastle upon Tyne City Council used to permit the installations of these free standing objects / structures (floral planters) on such areas of council managed highway land?

Yours faithfully,

Paul

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Reference: FOI 12689

Thank you for your request for information. We are dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We have passed your request to relevant colleagues who will respond within 20 working days starting the working day after receipt of your request.

Regards
Freedom of Information Team

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox,

I note that I have not received a response from the council regarding my simple FOI request. As you will be aware, the statutory time limit to respond has now elapsed so please can you provide the information requested as a matter of urgency.

Yours sincerely,

Paul

McCourt, David, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Mr Robinson,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

I am writing following your request below for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 where you asked “What item(s) of highway
legislations has the highway Authority for Newcastle / Newcastle upon Tyne
City Council used to permit the installations of these free standing
objects / structures (floral planters)  on such areas of council managed
highway land?”

The objects/structures to which you refer are placed out by Newcastle City
Council as the highway authority for the city and each site is assessed on
a case by case basis.

If you are unhappy with our response to your request you can ask for an
internal review of our decision.  Please send details of your request for
review to the following address:

 

Information Governance Adviser

Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8QH

Telephone: 0191 277 7666

E-mail: [1][Newcastle upon Tyne City Council request email]

 

If you are still unhappy with how we have handled your request following
our internal review you can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Contact details are as follows:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

David McCourt

Highway Inspection and Control Manager

Technical Services, Communities Directorate   

Newcastle City Council

Stratford House

Newington Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1PX

 [3]www.newcastle.gov.uk

 Tel +44 0191 2115912

 [mobile number]

 Fax +44 0191 2115909

[4][email address]

 

 

 

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Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

From: McCourt, David
Sent: 08 January 2018 09:10
To: [email address]
Cc: Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox
<[Newcastle upon Tyne City Council request email]>
Subject: FOI 12689 - Robinson- Highway permissions relating to objects /
structure

 

Dear Mr Robinson,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

I am writing following your request below for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 where you asked “What item(s) of highway
legislations has the highway Authority for Newcastle / Newcastle upon Tyne
City Council used to permit the installations of these free standing
objects / structures (floral planters)  on such areas of council managed
highway land?”

The objects/structures to which you refer are placed out by Newcastle City
Council as the highway authority for the city and each site is assessed on
a case by case basis.

If you are unhappy with our response to your request you can ask for an
internal review of our decision.  Please send details of your request for
review to the following address:

 

Information Governance Adviser

Civic Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 8QH

Telephone: 0191 277 7666

E-mail: [1][Newcastle upon Tyne City Council request email]

 

If you are still unhappy with how we have handled your request following
our internal review you can complain to the Information Commissioner. 
Contact details are as follows:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

Yours sincerely

 

David McCourt

Highway Inspection and Control Manager

Technical Services, Communities Directorate   

Newcastle City Council

Stratford House

Newington Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1PX

 [3]www.newcastle.gov.uk

 Tel +44 0191 2115912

 [mobile number]

 Fax +44 0191 2115909

[4][email address]

 

 

 

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Dear McCourt, David,

Thank you for your response regarding my FOI. I appreciate that each location would need to be assessed individually / case by case, however this is not what I requested. Can you please advise what item(s) of highway legislation has the council used to install the planters on the island on Stamfordham Road (B6324) as highlighted in my original request?

I look forward to receiving this information.

Yours sincerely,

Paul

McCourt, David, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Mr Robinson,

 

As the highway authority for Stamfordham Road, Newcastle City Council can
place these planters out in accordance with 'Section 96 Powers of highway
and local authorities to plant trees, lay out grass verges, etc'. of the
Highways Act 1980.

 

I hope this clarifies matters.

 

Kind regards,

David McCourt

Highway Inspection and Control Manager

Technical Services, Communities Directorate   

Newcastle City Council

Stratford House

Newington Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE2 1PX

ü [1]www.newcastle.gov.uk

( Tel +44 0191 2115912

( [mobile number]

( Fax +44 0191 2115909

dave[2].[email address]

 

 

 

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