Information on your Green Belt Reviews - Stage 1, 2 and Report on Additions to the Green Belt

John Earnshaw made this Freedom of Information request to Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

As part of your Local Plan Examination, I note that you had three reports, for Stage 1, Stage 2 and a Report on Additions to the Green Belt compiled by Arup for your Green Belt Review sometime in 2013.

I would please like to know the following information, hence my request:

1. Why there was need for 3 seperate Green Belt Review reports for your authority?
2. Did your local authority do any preliminary GBR work, prior to Arups starting the contract?
2. Have you got an available (spare) copy, (either electronic or hard copy) that you could send me, of the actual agreement and/or contract you entered into with Arup, complete with actual site investigation reports and the actual methodology used on the identified GBR sites?
3. Did you fnd the ARUP methodology easy to understand and implement befiore and after the Local Plan was adopted?
4. Do you have any other GBR information available that could be useful, including actual meetings and costs incurred?
5. How did you find out about Arup's and were you completely satisfied with the way that Arup's carried out the work and would you recommend them to another LA?

Yours faithfully,

John H Earnshaw

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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Dear Information Governance,

Just a reminder that my FOI request is late.

Yours sincerely,
John

John H Earnshaw, FCIH
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Member of the National Housing Taskforce (APPG) Housing & Planning

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Dear Information Governance,

The response to my request is delayed and that, by law, the authority should normally have responded promptly!

Yours sincerely,

John Earnshaw

John H Earnshaw, FCIH
Freelance Housing, Regeneration & Crime Reduction Consultant

Celebrating 50 years membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing and

Member of the National Housing Taskforce (APPG) Housing & Planning

Associate Member of the National CLT Network
and
Technical Advisor to the CLT Fund
http://www.cltfund.org.uk/technical-advi...

Lansdown Housing Consultancy
PO Box 3609
BARNSLEY

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Alok Sharma MP – Minister of State for Housing & Planning - “We are absolutely clear that the Green Belt must be protected and that there are other areas that local authorities must pursue first, such as brownfield land and taking steps to increase density on urban sites”

Information Governance, Bath and North East Somerset Council

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From:  John Earnshaw <[FOI #435146 email]>

Sent:    01 October 2017 16:10

To:       Information Governance

Subject:           Freedom of Information request - Information on your
Green Belt Reviews -

Stage 1, 2 and Report on Additions to the Green Belt

 

 

Dear Bath and North East Somerset Council,

 

As part of your Local Plan Examination, I note that you had three reports,
for Stage 1, Stage 2 and a 

Report on Additions to the Green Belt compiled by Arup for your Green Belt
Review sometime in 2013.

 

I would please like to know the following information, hence my request:

 

1. Why there was need for 3 seperate Green Belt Review reports for your
authority?

2. Did your local authority do any preliminary GBR work, prior to Arups
starting the contract?

2. Have you got an available (spare) copy, (either electronic or hard
copy) that you could send me, of the

actual agreement and/or contract you entered into with Arup, complete with
actual site investigation

reports and the actual  methodology used on the identified GBR sites?

3. Did you fnd the ARUP methodology easy to understand and implement
befiore and after the Local

Plan was adopted?

4. Do you have any other GBR information available that could be useful,
including actual meetings and

costs incurred?   

5. How did you find out about Arup's and were you completely satisfied
with the way that Arup's carried

out the work and would you recommend them to another LA? 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

John H Earnshaw

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