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Dear Southern Water,

Could you please provide me with:

1) a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of your land boundaries/land that you own or manage.

2) If also held, a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of roads/access tracks on land that you own or manage.

I would like to request this information under Environmental Information regulations, and ln light of the upper tribunal decision in GIA/0979/2011 that water companies are a public authority for the purposes of EIR

For the sake of clarity and simplicity, my primary interest is in expanses of land owned, eg. catchment areas, moorland, forestry, agricultural land, reservoirs and access roads - as such I am happy if you wish to redact buildings or covered reservoirs in urban areas or which you may wish to redact for security reasons

Yours faithfully,

kieran foster

Southern Water Services Limited

Dear Customer,

 

Thanks for your email. We’re on the case and will respond within 10
working days.

 

If you need to contact us, call 0330 303 0277 (Calls charged at local
rate) between 8am–7pm, Monday to Friday and from 8.30am–2pm on Saturdays,
or check out our website [1]https://www.southernwater.co.uk/

 

Please don’t reply as this is an automatic message.

 

Thanks,

The Southern Water Customer Service team

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Customerservices@southernwater.co.u, Southern Water Services Limited

[1][FOI #578100 email] Ref:
8001670009
 
Date:
17 June 2019
 
Contact:
0330 303 1271

 

Dear Mr Foster

 

TThe he Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 21 May
2019 and which reads as follows:

 

Could you please provide me with:
1) a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of your land
boundaries/land that you own or manage.

2) If also held, a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of
roads/access tracks on land that you own or manage.

I would like to request this information under Environmental Information
regulations, and ln light of the upper tribunal decision in GIA/0979/2011
that water companies are a public authority for the purposes of EIR

For the sake of clarity and simplicity, my primary interest is in expanses
of land owned, eg. catchment areas, moorland, forestry, agricultural land,
reservoirs and access roads - as such I am happy if you wish to redact
buildings or covered reservoirs in urban areas or which you may wish to
redact for security reasons

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004. As required by the legislation, we normally aim to
answer your request within 20 working days from the date we received it.
This period can be extended to forty days if the complexity and volume of
information requested means it is impractical either to comply with the
request within the earlier period or to make a decision to refuse to do
so. In this case we consider that the complexity and volume of information
you have requested will require more than twenty working days to provide
you with the information.

 

We want to be as open as possible in answering requests, and to help
people obtain the information they are looking for. Unfortunately, in this
case the amount of information you have requested is substantial.
Gathering it together would therefore be likely to involve a significant
cost and diversion of resources from Southern Water's other work. This
could mean that we might have to charge you for the work involved, or even
have to refuse the request (under the exceptions in the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 covering requests that are manifestly
unreasonable or formulated too generally). Please see our website for
details of our charging scheme:
[2]https://www.southernwater.co.uk/environm....

 

 

 

The best way that we can help you is therefore to ask you to consider
whether you could narrow down your request, or to focus on the precise
information that you are seeking. In order for you to do this, please
consider the following:

·         Explain in more detail the kind of information you are looking
for.

·         Narrow down the location of land boundaries you’re looking for

·         Browse through the material that has already been made publicly
available on our website [3]https://www.southernwater.co.uk/ and see if
this would help you to identify more precise questions that we might be
able to answer at less cost.

 

If you are unable or unwilling to narrow down your request we will, of
course, consider it in accordance with our obligations under the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004. However we wanted to give you
an opportunity to reconsider your request and describe more precisely the
information you wish to have.

 

Please let me know how you would like us to proceed. You can email me back
at [4][email address]

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chynna Martin

Customer Relations Advisor

 

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such checks as you consider appropriate. An e-mail reply to this address
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practices. This e-mail is issued by Southern Water Services Limited,
company number 2366670, registered in England and having its registered
office at Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, BN13 3NX, England. In
sending this e-mail the sender cannot be deemed to have specified
authority and the contents of the e-mail will have no contractual effect
unless (in either case) it is otherwise agreed between Southern Water
Services Limited and the recipient.

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Dear [email address].u,

Dear Chynna

You asked me to refine my request

As stated in my original request, I am looking specifically for information on expanses
of land owned, eg. catchment areas, moorland, forestry, agricultural land,
reservoirs and access roads.

Given that your organisations network data is stored in a GIS system (and from previous vacancies displayed online you employ GIS professionals) I believe that an extraction of this data should be a fairly simple task, since properly/land boundaries are clearly established operational data that would be used on a regular basis.

Yours sincerely,

kieran foster

Southern Water Services Limited

Dear Customer,

 

Thanks for your email. We’re on the case and will respond within 10
working days.

 

If you need to contact us, call 0330 303 0277 (Calls charged at local
rate) between 8am–7pm, Monday to Friday and from 8.30am–2pm on Saturdays,
or check out our website [1]https://www.southernwater.co.uk/

 

Please don’t reply as this is an automatic message.

 

Thanks,

The Southern Water Customer Service team

This e-mail is intended solely for the person or organisation to which it
is addressed. It may contain privileged and confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, you are prohibited from copying,
disclosing or distributing this e-mail or its contents (as it may be
unlawful for you to do so) or taking any action in reliance on it. If you
receive this e-mail by mistake, please delete it then advise the sender
immediately. Without prejudice to the above prohibition on unauthorised
copying and disclosure of this e-mail or its contents, it is your
responsibility to ensure that any onward transmission, opening or use of
this message and any attachments will not adversely affect your or the
onward recipients' systems or data. Please carry out such virus and other
such checks as you consider appropriate. An e-mail reply to this address
may be subject to monitoring for operational reasons or lawful business
practices. This e-mail is issued by Southern Water Services Limited,
company number 2366670, registered in England and having its registered
office at Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, BN13 3NX, England. In
sending this e-mail the sender cannot be deemed to have specified
authority and the contents of the e-mail will have no contractual effect
unless (in either case) it is otherwise agreed between Southern Water
Services Limited and the recipient.

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Customerservices@southernwater.co.u, Southern Water Services Limited

[FOI #578100 email] Date:
8001670009
 
Contact:
0330 303 1271
 
 
 

 

Dear Mr Foster

 

TThe he Environmental Information Regulations 2004

Request for Information

 

Thank you for your request for information which we received on 21 May
2019. We have dealt with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004. This letter provides the response to your request, which
reads as follows:

 

1) a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of your land
boundaries/land that you own or manage.
2) If also held, a GIS compatible file (GeoJson/Shapefile or .KML/.KMZ) of
roads/access tracks on land that you own or manage.

We have reviewed your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 and have taken the decision not to disclose the
information requested due to the information falling under the exception
set out at Regulation 12 (5)(a) “a public authority may refuse to disclose
information to the extent that its disclosure would adversely
affect international relations, defence, national security or public
safety.”

 

Further the extent of work required to redact the information that poses a
security risk would be considerable and so engages the exception set out
at Regulation 12 (4)(b) “a public authority may refuse to disclose
information to the extent that – the request for information is manifestly
unreasonable.

 

We are entitled to make a reasonable charge for information provided
under the Regulations. Details of our charging scheme can be found on our
website:
[1]https://www.southernwater.co.uk/environm....
In this case we have decided to waive our charge.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within forty working days of the date of receipt of this
response and should be addressed to Robin Churchill, Southern Water
Services Ltd, Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN13 3NX.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you can
apply, without charge, to the

Information Commissioner, who will consider whether Southern Water has
complied with its obligations under the Regulations, and can require
Southern Water to remedy any problems. You can find out more about how to
do this, and about the Regulations in general, on the Information
Commissioner’s website at: [2]www.ico.org.uk. Complaints to the
Information Commissioner can be made via the "report a concern" section of
the Information Commissioner's website.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Dawn Gibbs

Customer Relations

This e-mail is intended solely for the person or organisation to which it
is addressed. It may contain privileged and confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, you are prohibited from copying,
disclosing or distributing this e-mail or its contents (as it may be
unlawful for you to do so) or taking any action in reliance on it. If you
receive this e-mail by mistake, please delete it then advise the sender
immediately. Without prejudice to the above prohibition on unauthorised
copying and disclosure of this e-mail or its contents, it is your
responsibility to ensure that any onward transmission, opening or use of
this message and any attachments will not adversely affect your or the
onward recipients' systems or data. Please carry out such virus and other
such checks as you consider appropriate. An e-mail reply to this address
may be subject to monitoring for operational reasons or lawful business
practices. This e-mail is issued by Southern Water Services Limited,
company number 2366670, registered in England and having its registered
office at Southern House, Yeoman Road, Worthing, BN13 3NX, England. In
sending this e-mail the sender cannot be deemed to have specified
authority and the contents of the e-mail will have no contractual effect
unless (in either case) it is otherwise agreed between Southern Water
Services Limited and the recipient.

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