How the LTN barriers were selected

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

I would like to understand the process by which the specific planned Oxford city Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) barrier (planter / whatever) locations were identified and selected.

Please therefore send me:
a) the first and subsequent drafts of any internal OCC report (s) that drew up and evaluated the planned barrier locations. Please also provide the dates these documents were finalised / circulated.
b) any submissions made by community groups / commercial organisations / other organisations that fed into the LTN barrier selection - irrespective of whether these suggestions were ultimately adopted or rejected by the OCC. I do not need to know WHO at the relevant external organisations made such submissions (i.e. names of individuals). However, I do wish to see exactly which documents / proposals where made by which SPECIFIC organisations. Please also provide me with the date (s) these submissions were received, so I can establish timelines.
c) any evaluation of proposals made by OCC officials of any submissions made by third parties regarding potential barrier locations - including the date of that evaluation. I would be content to see redacted internal OCC emails containing such an evaluation, if that is all that exists.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Parnham

FOI - E&E, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 17695 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your correspondence received on 23 December 2020 in which
you asked for the following information:

 

 

I would like to understand the process by which the specific planned
Oxford city Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) barrier (planter / whatever)
locations were identified and selected.

 

Please therefore send me:

a) the first and subsequent drafts of any internal OCC report (s) that
drew up and evaluated the planned barrier locations. Please also provide
the dates these documents were finalised / circulated.

b) any submissions made by community groups / commercial organisations /
other organisations that fed into the LTN barrier selection - irrespective
of whether these suggestions were ultimately adopted or rejected by the
OCC. I do not need to know WHO at the relevant external organisations made
such submissions (i.e. names of individuals). However, I do wish to see
exactly which documents / proposals where made by which SPECIFIC
organisations. Please also provide me with the date (s) these submissions
were received, so I can establish timelines.

c) any evaluation of proposals made by OCC officials of any submissions
made by third parties regarding potential barrier locations - including
the date of that evaluation. I would be content to see redacted internal
OCC emails containing such an evaluation, if that is all that exists.

 

 

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested as soon as possible and in any event within the next 20 working
days in compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations
2004/Freedom of Information Act 2000, unless an exception applies. This
means that the council will respond to you by the end of 26 January 2021
at the latest.

 

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Kind regards

Renata Malinowski

 

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Our reference:  17695 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Thank you for your request of 23 December 2020 in which you asked for the
following information:

 

I would like to understand the process by which the specific planned
Oxford city Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) barrier (planter / whatever)
locations were identified and selected. Please find our response to your
questions below in bold.  Please note that these will be sent in 2 parts
due to the size of the documents.  The B documents will follow as part 2.

 

Please therefore send me:

 a. the first and subsequent drafts of any internal OCC report (s) that
drew up and evaluated the planned barrier locations. Please also
provide the dates these documents were finalised / circulated.

 

There were no internal reports.  Please find attached plans that were
drawn up regarding the evaluation of planned barrier locations:

o A1 EIR 17695 Cowley LTN plans.pdf – 06 September 2019
o A2 Heading and Quarry LTN v200928.pdf – 28 September 2020
o A3 Headington LTN Filter Locations V3 Nov 2020.jpg – November 2020
o A4 H-LTN Filters with Labels Nov 2020.jpg – November 2020

 

 

 

b) any submissions made by community groups / commercial organisations /
other organisations that fed into the LTN barrier selection - irrespective
of whether these suggestions were ultimately adopted or rejected by the
OCC. I do not need to know WHO at the relevant external organisations made
such submissions (i.e. names of individuals). However, I do wish to see
exactly which documents / proposals where made by which SPECIFIC
organisations. Please also provide me with the date (s) these submissions
were received, so I can establish timelines.

 

Please see attached submissions that were received:

o B1 Flo_Park_LTN_Issued.pdf – 06 September 2019
o B2 Headington LTN – Intro – 26 May 2020
o B3 Headington LTN Comments & Questions 18.10.20.pdf – 18 October 2020
o B4 Headington LTN Filter Locations & rationale Nov 2020.pdf – November
2020
o B5 Headington LTN filter locations & rationale v2 Nov 2020.pdf –
November 2020
o B8 St Mays Area LTN draft final technical note (with corrections).pdf
– 09 December 2019
o B9 St May’s LTN Appendices.pdf

o Headington LTN Comments & Questions 18.10.20pdf and
o OLS – LTNs in Tranche 2 ATF.pdf

 

 

c) any evaluation of proposals made by OCC officials of any submissions
made by third parties regarding potential barrier locations - including
the date of that evaluation. I would be content to see redacted internal
OCC emails containing such an evaluation, if that is all that exists.

 

 

Oxfordshire County Council does not hold this information as all
evaluation of proposals was done verbally.

 

 

The Council has redacted the following information from the disclosure:

 

 1. The names, addresses and contact details of third parties.

 

The Council considers that this information is exempt from disclosure
under Regulation13 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. 
Regulation 13 provides that information shall not be disclosed where it
constitutes the personal data of someone other than the applicant and that
disclosure would satisfy one of three conditions. In this case, the
relevant condition is the first condition, namely that  disclosure would
contravene any of the data protection principles, or would do so if the
exemptions in section 24(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018 (manual
unstructured data held by public authorities) were disregarded.

 

Specifically, the council considers that the first data protection
principle would be breached; namely, that disclosure of the redacted
information would not be fair for the following reasons:

 

 1. The reasonable expectations of the data subjects and the nature of the
information itself leads the Council to conclude that the data
subjects could not reasonably expect that this information would be
disclosed;
 2. Neither this, nor similar information has been released into the
public domain by the data subjects or anyone else; and
 3. That the legitimate interests in the public having access to this
information do not outweigh the interests in preserving the rights and
freedoms of the data subjects.

 

In reaching this decision, the Council noted that the following
consequences may occur if this information was disclosed:

 

 1. Release of this information may cause embarrassment to the data
subjects;
 2. Disclosure may lead to the data subjects receiving unwanted and
unnecessary correspondence and
 3. Releasing this information may cause distress to the data subjects.

 

In light of the above, the Council considers it justified to uphold this
exemption by applying redactions to the disclosure.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Patrick Lingwood

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Our reference:  17695 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Please find attached part 2 of your Environmental Information Request
17695.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Patrick Lingwood

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Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference:  17695 EIR

 

Dear Mr Parnham,

 

Please find attached part 3 of your Environmental Information Request
17695.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Patrick Lingwood

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Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Parnham

 

A final, further document (B7) will be sent to you tomorrow.

 

With regards

 

Glenn Watson

 

Principal Governance Officer

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Dear Mr Parnham

 

Further to Glenn Watson’s email of yesterday, 26 January, please find
attached the document B7 OLS – LTNs in Tranche 2 ATFpdf.  Please note that
the document listed as ‘OLS – LTNs in Tranche 2 ATF.pdf’ on 17695 EIR Part
1 is the same as the attached document B7 OLS – LTNs in Tranche 2
ATF.pdf’.

 

 

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