KCC Health Scrutiny, Planning, Landfill Monitor COVID and Aggregate Ramsgate Port

Kent County Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Kent County Council,

Bretts and TDC are trying to use "Permitted Development Rights" to add pontoons etc at Ramsgate Port.

Since the original consent had no Environmental Impact or Health Impact Assessment it seems self evident "Permitted Development Rights" are illusory.

KCC is now conflicted between duties. Not least because of COVID.

Public Health, Landfill Monitor (Pegwell Nature Reserve), NHS Scrutiny, Planning.

To add to this there are ongoing inquiries by Police (Manston acquisition), by Bretts (Lease breaches and implications of PFOA contaminated water supply, Environment Agency and UN Stockholm Convenntion which also applies to Pegwell as Bretts site), by independent inquiry QEQM Maternity tragedies in which expert inquiry is streamed to examine the Manston aquifer water supply sourced PFOA contaminant AND the PCBs environmental contaminants Westwood and Pegweel former landfill (KCC)

PFOA has numerous risks such as foetal morbidity and pre eclampsia. But for COVID it has risks of lowering immunity and weakening vaccine response.

The fact is DEFRA Drinking Water Inspectorate issued PFOA warning 2007 making 2006 Thanet Local Plan obsolete overnight. But Manston was not recorded as contaminated and its aquifer water supply function was not banned (Till I called in DEFRA DWI 2019)

So I think this FOI is for County Solicitor. What are you doing about bringing KCC into compliance with statutory duties across the spectrum outlined. Bretts should be calling their scientists about supplying contaminated concrete, about contaminating the Port. And they should be calling their lawyers about TDC and KCC.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

 

Information request
Our reference: 17085999

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Dear Mr Card
   
Thank you for your email which we received on 12 October 2020.
 
Kent County Council (KCC) acknowledges your request for information, which
we will consider under the relevant legislation (Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and/or Environmental Information Regulations 2004).
 
Assuming KCC holds this information, we will endeavour to supply the data
to you as soon as possible but no later than 9 November 2020 (20 working
days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 

Although lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, Kent County Council
continues to face unprecedented challenges in delivering front line
services and we are continuing to prioritise our resources in dealing with
the pandemic. We take our statutory duties very seriously, however we ask
for your understanding in the event that we are unable to respond to your
request within the statutory timescale. Thank you for your co-operation in
advance.

 
Please quote our reference - 17085999 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 

Please see our [1]Information Rights Privacy Notice for details of how we
process your personal data.

Yours sincerely

Mollie Redford
Information Access Officer
 
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Dear Kent County Council,

You are overdue to answer

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Good morning,
 
As stated in the acknowledgement for this case, the due date is today, 9th
November, and is therefore not currently overdue.
 
I will be in touch as soon as I have the requested information from the
relevant team.
 
Kind regards,
Kelly Leeson 
Information Access Officer

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Dear Kent County Council,

You are overdue to answer

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

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Information request
Our reference: 17085999

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Dear Mr Card
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 12 October 2020.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 Kelly Leeson 
 Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team 
 
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Dear Kent County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's handling of my FOI request 'KCC Health Scrutiny, Planning, Landfill Monitor COVID and Aggregate Ramsgate Port'.

You have duties under Health and Social Care Act 2012 to report toxic environmental hazards, to health, to NHS CCG. And to weigh the health inequality effect of denial of rights to wholesome water and environmental hazards to health in Thanet (Cyclohexanone, PFOA and PCBs)

You have economic generation duties re weighing the issues of Manston and Pegwell Nature Reserve remediation and United Nations Stockholm Convention.

You have ownership and landfill monitor duties re Pegwell Nature reserve.

You have duty to weigh the cumulative impact and precautionary principle requirements so far neglected.

You have duties to consider implication that Bretts probably made PFOA contaminated concrete.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/k...

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

 

Information request
Our reference: 17085999

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Dear Mr Card
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 10 November 2020. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle your request
under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
I can confirm that we are considering your concerns and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 8 December 2020.
 

Although lockdown restrictions are starting to ease, Kent County Council
continues to face unprecedented challenges in delivering front line
services and we are continuing to prioritise our resources in dealing with
the pandemic. We take our statutory duties very seriously; however we ask
for your understanding in the event that we are unable to respond to your
request within the statutory timescale. Thank you for your co-operation in
advance.

 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kelly Leeson
Information Access Officer - Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Strategic and Corporate Services
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you for your acknowledgement.

My original request is not restricted to environmental information. It is about your duties across the board which is why I suggested you refer to county solicitor.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Card

Kent County Council

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Information request
Our reference: 17085999

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Dear Mr Card

 

Information requested by: Mr Richard Card

 

Further to your request for an Internal Review, this was assigned to
myself to carry out.

 

I have examined the previous correspondence on this matter and have
liaised with the Manager for the team who were responsible for searching
for the information you requested. I can confirm that your concerns have
been communicated to the team concerned and that your request has been
reconsidered, however having conducted a further search of KCC’s systems,
I can advise you that the position has not changed and that the
information you requested is not held; there is no application before Kent
County Council in respect of this matter.

 

The Freedom of Information Act provides a right of access to recorded
information held by public authorities like Kent County Council. The Act’s
provisions do not provide any rights of access to thoughts, opinions,
comments or interpretations, unless they have been physically recorded in
some way. I am therefore not able to uphold your complaint, as the
information is not held and thus cannot be released.

I trust that this explanation now satisfies your complaint. However, if
you are still unhappy, you can appeal to the Information Commissioner, who
oversees compliance with access to information legislation including the
Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations
2004, Data Protection Act 2018 & General Data Protection Regulation.
Details of what you need to do, should you wish to,  pursue this course of
action, are available from the Information Commissioner’s website
[1]https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/, or you can phone the ICO Helpline
on 0303 123 1113. 

Yours sincerely

 

Hannah Rumball | Information Governance Specialist | Information
Resilience & Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.87, Sessions
House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | [2]Access to Information | Please see our
[3]Information Rights Privacy Notice for details of how we process your
personal data in line with our data protection obligations |

 

 

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's handling of my FOI request 'KCC Health Scrutiny, Planning, Landfill Monitor COVID and Aggregate Ramsgate Port'.

Please answer the FOI. What has County Solicitor got to say re failures to comply with statutory duties in environmental protection and CCG NHS planning law.

Kind regards Richard Card

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/k...

Yours faithfully,

Richard Card

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Card,

 

As explained in the Internal Review response, the information you have
requested is not held and thus cannot be disclosed.

 

The Freedom of Information Act provides a right of access to recorded
information held by public authorities like Kent County Council. The Act’s
provisions do not provide any rights of access to thoughts, opinions,
comments or interpretations, unless they have been physically recorded in
some way. Therefore, KCC cannot respond to your question because it
believes you are seeking its opinion.

 

If you wish to make a complaint regarding the activity of KCC in respect
of its compliance with statutory duties in environmental protection and
CCG NHS planning law, please use the form provided online -
[1]https://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-counci...

 

Kind regards

 

Hannah Rumball | Information Governance Specialist | Information
Resilience & Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.87, Sessions
House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | [2]Access to Information | Please see our
[3]Information Rights Privacy Notice for details of how we process your
personal data in line with our data protection obligations |

 

 

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