Information on Landfill Sites

Andrew Jenkins made this Freedom of Information request to Sunderland City Council

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Dear Sunderland City Council,

I would like to know the following;
• How many landfill sites does the council possess, both defunct and operating?
• How many landfill sites in the council’s jurisdiction are ran privately, and if so by whom?
• How many landfill sites, old or new, were operating before 1994?
• Are there any landfill sites that are currently at risk of coastal erosion, or are actively leaching into the sea?

Thanks for your time.

Kind Regards,

Andrew Jenkins

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

Re: Your request for information concerning:

LANDFILL SITES

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this request.

Customer Request Number: FOI_2718

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OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

Dear Andrew Jenkins,

With regard to your FOI (FOI 2718), unfortunately in view of the demands on staff time in prioritising the Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, we anticipate there will be a delay in providing a response to your request. As you will appreciate in these extraordinary circumstances I am unable to provide an estimated time for reply at this juncture but can assure you that you will receive a response to your enquiry.

I thank you for your patience in the meantime.

Kind Regards
Angela

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Dear OCEFOI,

The timescale for responding to the FOI I requested has now passed.

Is it possible for you to give an update as to the progress of the request?

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Jenkins

OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

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Good morning Andrew Jenkins,

 

Please see attached email which was originally sent to you on 28 September
advising that there will be a delay in responding.  Unfortunately I am
unable to provide an update and this time; however we are aiming to get
this to you asap

 

Kind regards

Angela

 

 

Angela Miller

Compliance Officer

City Development Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Tel: (0191) 561 7567

Email: [1][email address]

 

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[3]www.sunderland.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Meg Crosby left an annotation ()

I know a bit about local landfill waste sites.

1. Houghton quarry. Lots of information in this planning application
https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/Committees...

2. Ryhope coast -Halliwell Banks was discussed in committee here:-
https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/committees...

Responsibility for the site:-
https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-...

3. Marsden Quarry - technically part of South Tyneside council area
https://www.construction.co.uk/c/299814/...

4. Fulwell Quarry, near the acoustic mirror, is a known landfill site

OCEFOI, Sunderland City Council

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Dear Andrew Jenkins,

 

Apologies for the delay in responding.  I refer to your recent request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that
the Council does not hold this information, as detailed below.

 

I would like to know the following;

 

•       How many landfill sites does the council possess, both defunct and
operating?

•       How many landfill sites in the council’s jurisdiction are ran
privately, and if so by whom?

•       How many landfill sites, old or new, were operating before 1994?

•       Are there any landfill sites that are currently at risk of coastal
erosion, or are actively leaching into the sea?

The council does not hold this information. Enquiries in relation to
landfill sites should be directed to the Environment Agency.

 

This information has been provided in response to a Freedom of Information
request and this must be acknowledged in any subsequent use of the
information. In addition, the authority must be notified of any proposed
re-use of this information for commercial or other purposes.

 

I hope this is satisfactory. If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter, however any request for review must
be submitted within 40 days of the date of this freedom of information
response. The review will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated
by the Council’s team of Solicitors. A request for review should be
directed, by email to [1][Sunderland City Council request email] by post or
by hand addressed to Business Support, Sunderland City Council, Civic
Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland. SR2 7DN.

 

If this fails to resolve your concerns, then you have the right to apply
to the Information Commissioner for a decision.

 

Kind Regards

Angela

 

 

Angela Miller

Compliance Officer

City Development Directorate

Sunderland City Council

Tel: (0191) 561 7567

Email: [2][email address]

 

     [3]oce20902 Supporting Equality Logo Colour

 

[4]www.sunderland.gov.uk

 

 

 

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