Lists of remedial works - Dinant Link Road Roundabout

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

It has been stated by your employee that a "list of all the remedial works" has been provided to the developer of High Leigh Garden village, in regards to the construction works on Dinant Link Road.

I would imagine a list of remedial works was also produced following the 'failed' works in July and October.

Therefore please could provide me with the following:
- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in July, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in October, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in December, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or County Highways) and Lands Improvement Holdings in regards to Dinant Link Road.

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or Hertfordshire County Highways) and Breheny Civil Engineering in regards to Dinant Link Road.

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Coward

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Thomas Coward

 

 

Reference number: EIR/ENV/01/19/16804

 

 

Thank you for your correspondence of the xx 2019 requesting the following
information:

 

It has been stated by your employee that a "list of all the remedial
works" has been provided to the developer of High Leigh Garden village, in
regards to the construction works on Dinant Link Road.

 

I would imagine a list of remedial works was also produced following the
'failed' works in July and October.

 

Therefore please could provide me with the following:

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
July, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
October, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
December, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
County Highways) and Lands Improvement Holdings in regards to Dinant Link
Road.

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
Hertfordshire County Highways) and Breheny Civil Engineering in regards to
Dinant Link Road.

 

Your request for information is being considered under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. We will respond to your request as quickly
as possible, and by close of 06/02/192019 at the latest.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, quoting
the reference number above.

                              

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

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Dear Hertfordshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Hertfordshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Lists of remedial works - Dinant Link Road Roundabout'.

You stated: "We will respond to your request as quickly as possible, and by close of 06/02/192019 at the latest." Yet is it now 08/02/2019 and you have not replied meaning you may be non-compliant with applicable UK laws.

No response to this request has been received. If a sufficient response is not received within 14 days a complaint with the ICO will be lodged.

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

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Coward

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Thomas Coward

Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to you and the failure to update you on progress.

We regret to advise you that owing to the quantity and complexity of the information you have requested we will need to extend the deadline as indicated below. The regulations allow for an extension under these circumstances.

We will respond to your request as quickly as possible, and by 06/03/19 at the latest. This replaces any deadline previously given.

We will pass on your request for an Internal Review to our Legal Department but in the meantime will continue to process your request.

Once again please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

Yours sincerely

Information Access Team
Postal Point  CHN 305
Hertfordshire County Council,
Pegs Lane
County Hall
Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE
t: 01992 555848

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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Thomas Coward

Thank you for your request for an internal review as below.

Your request for an internal review has been passed to Hertfordshire County Council's Legal Services Team. As stated, the review will be carried out by a member of the Legal Services Team who has had no prior involvement with the request. We will endeavour to respond to you by 20 working days, which is 28th September 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, quoting the reference number on this correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

Information Access Team
Postal Point  CHN 305
Hertfordshire County Council,
Pegs Lane
County Hall
Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE
t: 01992 555848

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Dear Information Governance,

Do you mean the 28th February 2019?

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Coward

Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

Please accept our apologies. The response date should have read 08/03/19.

Regards

Information Access Team
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Hertfordshire County Council,
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County Hall
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Sue Mitchell, Hertfordshire County Council

 

 

Dear Thomas Coward

 

Reference number: EIR/ENV/01/19/16804

 

On 10/01/2019 Hertfordshire County Council received the following request
for information from you:

 

It has been stated by your employee that a "list of all the remedial
works" has been provided to the developer of High Leigh Garden village, in
regards to the construction works on Dinant Link Road.

 

I would imagine a list of remedial works was also produced following the
'failed' works in July and October.

 

Therefore please could provide me with the following:

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
July, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
October, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
December, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
County Highways) and Lands Improvement Holdings in regards to Dinant Link
Road.

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
Hertfordshire County Highways) and Breheny Civil Engineering in regards to
Dinant Link Road.

 

Your request for information has been considered under the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.. I can confirm that Hertfordshire County
Council does hold some of the information you have requested. Our response
is as follows.

 

It has been stated by your employee that a "list of all the remedial
works" has been provided to the developer of High Leigh Garden village, in
regards to the construction works on Dinant Link Road.

 

I would imagine a list of remedial works was also produced following the
'failed' works in July and October.

 

Therefore please could provide me with the following:

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
July, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
October, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

 

- The list of remedial works sent to the developer after the works in
December, in regards to the works on Dinant Link Road.

Remedial issues were dealt with in a series of emails.  Please see the
document ‘Remedial issues emails’ and subsequent attachments.

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
County Highways) and Lands Improvement Holdings in regards to Dinant Link
Road.

Hertfordshire County Council does not hold this information as all
communication was directly with Breheny Civil Engineering

 

- The 10 most recent emails between Hertfordshire County Council (Or
Hertfordshire County Highways) and Breheny Civil Engineering in regards to
Dinant Link Road.

Please see the document ‘ Last 10 email’s’ and subsequent attachments.

 

Please note we have redacted in black some of the information in the above
mentioned documents.  This is in respect of

Regulation 13 (1) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

This section of the Regulations applies to any requested information which
is personal data, in that it relates to an identifiable person. The
Regulations prevent the County Council from disclosing personal data to
the public if doing so “would contravene any of the data protection
principles”. One such data protection principle (set out in Article 5(1)
of the GDPR), requires that personal data shall be processed “fairly”. In
order to process personal data fairly, the County Council must only handle
it in ways that people would reasonably expect; and not use it in ways
that have unjustified adverse effects on them.

 

In relation to your request, for documents including emails, the names and
personal contact details of individuals have been redacted. These
individuals would have no expectation we would provide the public with
copies of such personal information.  

 

As part of our consideration we have noted the following Public Interest
Test reasoning:

 

The public interest arguments for releasing this information are as
follows:

 

o To release the information would show accountability for the actions
of the Council and its officers

 

The public interest arguments for withholding the information are as
follows:

 

o That the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the
public interest in disclosing it.
o Disclosure would be an unfair and unwarranted interference with the
individual’s privacy

 

On balance we feel the public interest is better served by withholding
this information. As it would not be appropriate, fair or lawful
processing of their personal data and we are consequently satisfied the
exemption also applies to the information you have requested.  

 

Additionally, the County Council’s internal network path has been redacted
in blue from the documents in line with County Council practice.  This
does not affect the actual content of the document as the photo files that
were located at the file path have been included as attachments.

 

 

Due to the volume and size of documents involved we will be sending these
to you separately via our secure file transfer portal.  Please see the
explanation below.  

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If you are unhappy with the outcome of the internal review you are
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complaint. You should write to: FOI/EIR Complaints Resolution, Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

Email: [3][Hertfordshire County Council request email]

 

 

Sue Mitchell

Information Access Practitioner

Information Access Team

Postal Point  CHN 305

Hertfordshire County Council,

Pegs Lane

County Hall

Hertfordshire  SG13 8DE

t: 01992 555848

 

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Dear Thomas Coward

 

Please find attached my review of the above request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Judith Gower

Solicitor

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Dear Judith Gower,

Please could you state how any other person will access the information provided except from myself?

As you can see the information has been sent to me using a secure facility. Usually information released will be published publicly for all to access.

I would be grateful if you could clarify how the public will access this information.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Coward

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

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Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Thomas Coward

Nowhere in my review of the above request did I mention that the information could be accessed by anyone else.

This review was solely about not providing information in the required time and I upheld your complaint.

Regards

Judith Gower
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Dear Judith Gower,

I believe there has been a misunderstanding. I am asking how others will access this information that has been released to me. If you are unsure please forward this onto to the relevant team member.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Coward

Judith Gower, Hertfordshire County Council

I have copied this to the information access team as this relates to the information that they sent you.

Kind Regards

Judith

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Information Governance, Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Mr Coward,

 

I am replying to your query in which you asked "how others will access
this information that has been released to me".

 

Any information request that is considered under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) must
treat all requesters equally, as a consequence a Public Authority should
only disclose information under the Act/ Regulations that they would
disclose to anyone else who asked. In other words, Public Authorities
should consider any information you release under the Act as if it were
being released to the world at large as once a response has been sent then
the requestor that receives that information is free to use that
information in whatever way they deem e.g. share with other individuals,
post on a blog or print in the media etc. The only restrictions on this,
is the supply of documents under the legislation does not automatically
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feel free to contact me again.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Warby

Information Access Manager

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Hertfordshire County Council

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Dear Information Governance,

Thank you for your response regarding this matter.

The information has now be published on the following site: https://highleighhoddesdon.co.uk/2019/03...

The information published is in regards to Dinant Link Road, High Leigh Garden Village, Lands Improvement Holdings, Breheny civil engineering and other organisations who are involved.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Coward