Inspection of Stonehenge Regulations 1997 plan

Tim Daw made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 2038 The Stonehenge Regulations 1997 makes reference to ; "the deposited plan" means the plan entitled "Plan referred to in the Stonehenge Regulations 1997", signed by the Head of the Buildings, Monuments and Sites Division of the Department of National Heritage and deposited for inspection at the offices of the Secretary of State for National Heritage."

As the successor department incorporating "National Heritage" please could you inform me of the procedure to inspect the said plan as the regulations depend on being able to do so to determine the area of land covered by the regulations.

Previous attempts to find out the procedure directly from the department have failed to elicit a response so your attention to this will be much appreciated.

Thank you

Tim Daw

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Dear Mr Daw,

Thank you for your information request of 7 August 2016.

You asked:

“Statutory Instrument 1997 No. 2038 The Stonehenge Regulations 1997 makes
reference to ; "the deposited plan" means the plan entitled "Plan referred
to in the Stonehenge Regulations 1997", signed by the Head of the
Buildings, Monuments and Sites Division of the Department of National
Heritage and deposited for inspection at the offices of the Secretary of
State for National Heritage."

As the successor department incorporating "National Heritage" please could
you inform me of the procedure to inspect the said plan as the regulations
depend on being able to do so to determine the area of land covered by the
regulations.

Previous attempts to find out the procedure directly from the department
have failed to elicit a response so your attention to this will be much
appreciated.”

We have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).  I can confirm that the Department holds information in scope
of your request.

The procedure to inspect the plan is to request it from the Department,
upon receipt of which one can inspect it.  Please see the plan attached.  

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team

 

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

 

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Dear FOI Mailbox,

Thank you for your response and the attachment of a scan of a photocopy of a plan. For the avoidance of doubt I want to inspect the original plan as described. A photocopy has no legal standing and I am not interested in seeing yet another copy. Please can you confirm that the original plan is available for inspection. Without access to the original plan the regulations are useless and so having a simple recognised procedure for its inspection is important.

I asked for the procedure to be outlined as we are all busy people and it would be more convenient if you detailed which particular office holds the original plan, who to contact there and what notice would suit the department to bring the plan out of storage.

Thank you and I look forward to a more practical response.

Yours sincerely,

Tim Daw

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FOI Mailbox, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Daw,

Thank you for your information request of 24 August 2016 which was further
to your previous FOI request (CMS 289399).    

You stated the following:

“Thank you for your response and the attachment of a scan of a photocopy
of a plan [the plan referred to in the Stonehenge Regulations 1997]. For
the avoidance of doubt I want to inspect the original plan as described. A
photocopy has no legal standing and I am not interested in seeing yet
another copy. Please can you confirm that the original plan is available
for inspection. Without access to the original plan the regulations are
useless and so having a simple recognised procedure for its inspection is
important.

 

I asked for the procedure to be outlined as we are all busy people and it
would be more convenient if you detailed which particular office holds the
original plan, who to contact there and what notice would suit the
department to bring the plan out of storage.”

I have dealt with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).

I can confirm that the Department does not hold the original plan. You may
wish to contact Historic England or English Heritage to find the
information you are seeking.

Yours sincerely,

 

Freedom of Information Team

 

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

4th floor, 100 Parliament Street

London SW1A 2BQ

 

[1]www.gov.uk/dcms

 

Complaints and comments

As is customary in our replies, I would like to explain that if you are
dissatisfied with any aspect of our response to your request for
information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from
you please send full details within two calendar months of the date of
this email to:  [2][email address]

You have the right to ask the Information Commissioner (ICO) to
investigate any aspect of your complaint. Please note that the ICO is
likely to expect internal complaints procedures to have been exhausted
before beginning his investigation.

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