Llist of Traffic Schemes

Waiting for an internal review by Cheshire East Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Cheshire East Council,

Please provide a list from the Highways Department for all traffic schemes which have been approved but not yet implemented by the council and specifically for:

(a) permanent stopping up or diversion
(b) waiting or loading restrictions
(c) one way driving
(d) prohibition of driving
(e) pedestrianisation
(f) vehicle width or weight restriction
(g) traffic calming works including road humps
(h) residents parking controls
(i) minor road widening or improvement
(j) pedestrian crossings
(k) cycle tracks
(l) bridge building

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Murray

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 13 December 2016
Our Reference: 571633
 
Dear Mr Murray
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope of Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and It will be treated as a request for information
within the meaning of the Freedom of Information Act: this means that we
will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you
with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot
supply it. 

The due date is 13 January 2017. If we need any further clarification or
there is a problem, we will be in touch. 

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It
would be helpful if you could quote the reference number quoted above.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 21 December 2016
Our Reference: 571633
 
Dear Mr Murray
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 13 December 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Valerie Nelhams
Compliance & Customer Relations Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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Dear Cheshire East Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cheshire East Council's handling of my FOI request 'Llist of Traffic Schemes'.

RE: reference number 571633

I would like to formally complain and ask for a review under the Freedom of Information Act of the attached response in relation to my FOI request.

Your response suggests the information requested is already available. However, you say that the information is available on a "per property" basis.

Therefore, the council cannot claim an exemption under regulation 6(1)(b) as it would be manifestly unreasonable to expect an enquirer to submit an individual request for a property on every road in the Administrative district to obtain a list of proposed Traffic Schemes as requested.

6(1)(b) reads "the information is already publicly available and easily accessible to the applicant in another form or format".

In order for an enquirer to obtain the information requested by the councils' suggested procedure it would require submitting literally thousands of individual requests, one for a property on every road within Cheshire East. The information requested is therefore clearly NOT "easily accessible".

I look forward to hearing from you with your full review.

Kind Regards

Stephen Murray

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,

Stephen Murray

FOI East, Cheshire East Council

Thank you for contacting the Compliance & Customer Relations Team at
Cheshire East Council. 

 

Cheshire East Council’s Offices are closed from 4pm on Friday 23rd
December and will re-open on 3rd January 2017. 

 

We will be unable to reply to any emails during this time period; but will
be in touch as soon as possible on our return to the office in the New
Year.

 

Kind regards

 

Compliance & Customer Relations Team

 

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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 3 January 2017
Our Reference: 571633
 
Dear Mr Murray
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 3 January 2017. 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 31 January 2017.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
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