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King's Parade partial closure - highways safety

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

With regard to the partial closure of King's Parade in Cambridge by an anti-terrorism barrier, please provide copies of all correspondence from council officers with other relevant authorities concerning the anticipated consequential adverse safety implications for users of the highway, including for example vehicles performing turning manoeuvres at the junction with Bene't Street, etc.

Relevant authorities include Cambridge City Council, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and any other authority that has been in contact with the County Council on this matter.

Additionally please provide all relevant Traffic Regulation Orders including draft Traffic Regulation Orders, and state what legal powers are used to prevent egress of vehicles when the barrier is closed.

Yours faithfully,

J Wilson

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear J Wilson

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 1279903

Thank you for your email. Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance by 21st February 2020.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Kind regards

Information Management Team
Tel: 01223 699137
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear J Wilson

 

Freedom of Information Act request response – Ref 1279903

 

Cambridgeshire County Council has now considered your request under the
Freedom of Information Act. We can confirm that we do hold the information
requested by you. Please find our response as set out below. 

 

Request

 

With regard to the partial closure of King's Parade in Cambridge by an
anti-terrorism barrier, please provide copies of all correspondence from
council officers with other relevant authorities concerning the
anticipated consequential adverse safety implications for users of the
highway, including for example vehicles performing turning manoeuvres at
the junction with Bene't Street, etc.

 

Relevant authorities include Cambridge City Council, the Greater Cambridge
Partnership and any other authority that has been in contact with the
County Council on this matter.

 

Additionally please provide all relevant Traffic Regulation Orders
including draft Traffic Regulation Orders, and state what legal powers are
used to prevent egress of vehicles when the barrier is closed.

 

Our response

 

With regard to the partial closure of King's Parade in Cambridge by an
anti-terrorism barrier, please provide copies of all correspondence from
council officers with other relevant authorities concerning the
anticipated consequential adverse safety implications for users of the
highway, including for example vehicles performing turning manoeuvres at
the junction with Benet Street, etc.

Relevant authorities include Cambridge City Council, the Greater Cambridge
Partnership and any other authority that has been in contact with the
County Council on this matter.

 

Please find attached the correspondence from council officers with other
relevant authorities concerning safety implications of the barrier.

Please find attached the TTRO checklist and copies of the road safety
audit, risk assessment and report which examined the safety implications
of the barrier including vehicles turning at Benet Street.

Please note some personal information such as names and contact details
have been redacted. This information is exempt under section 40(2) of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 as it constitutes personally identifiable
information.

 

Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 states:

 

(1)Any information to which a request for information relates is exempt
information if it constitutes personal data of which the applicant is the
data subject.

(2)Any information to which a request for information relates is also
exempt information if—

(a)it constitutes personal data which does not fall within subsection (1),
and

(b)the first, second or third condition below is satisfied.

 

First it is necessary to establish if the information withheld constitutes
personal data.

 

Personal data and information relating to an identifiable living
individual is defined in Part 1, Section 3 of the Data Protection Act 2018
as:

 

(2)“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or
identifiable living individual (subject to subsection (14)(c)).

(3)“Identifiable living individual” means a living individual who can be
identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to—

(a)an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data
or an online identifier, or

(b)one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic,
mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the individual.

 

Having decided the data withheld constitutes information which could
identify an individual, we need to consider whether disclosure of this
information would contravene any of the data protection principles.

 

The principles relating to processing of personal data at Chapter 2, 
Article 5, 1(a) of the General Data Protection Regulations state:

 

“Personal data shall be: (a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a
transparent manner in relation to the data subject (‘lawfulness, fairness
and transparency’).”

 

The data subject has not consented to this information being disclosed and
therefore any disclosure would not be transparent. This information is not
already in the public domain and the data subject would have a reasonable
expectation that this information would not be disclosed to the wider
public and therefore any disclosure would not be fair. As the processing
of personal information must be lawful, fair and transparent, this
disclosure would contravene the data protection principle. This is an
absolute exemption and there is no requirement to consider the public
interest.

 

 

Additionally please provide all relevant Traffic Regulation Orders
including draft Traffic Regulation Orders, and state what legal powers are
used to prevent egress of vehicles when the barrier is closed.

                                                                       

Please find attached a copy of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order.

A copy of the experimental order is available from our website here:
[1]https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/reside...

 

 

We note this response is submitted outside the statutory 20 working day
deadline. Please accept our sincere apologies for the extensive delay.

 

Complaints

I hope this information is helpful but if you are unhappy with the service
you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint
or request a review, you should write to Information Management, at either
[Cambridgeshire County Council request email] or by post at Box No. OCT1224, Shire Hall,
Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this e-mail.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, or via their website: https://ico.org.uk/.

 

Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a
request until the internal review process has been completed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Josephine Bailey

Senior Information Management Analyst

 

Information Governance Team

Cambridgeshire County Council

Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

T: 01223 699137 / 01223 703831

E: [email address]

 

 

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