Map of E.A land, in West Molesey KT8 between Hurstfield road and Weir Public house.

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Dear Environment Agency,

Can I kindly request a copy of a map showing the land owned by the Environment Agency between Hurst field road , West Molesey Kt8 and the Weir public house on the Thames stretch of the non tidal Thames.

I was previously furnished with confirmation that the Environment Agency do not own all this land and was seeking illustrated/ legal clarification through documentation that allowed this conclusion to be made. I have included the link for the previous successful request below should it prove of any assistance. Many thanks for you support in this matter, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

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Dear Mr Thatcher,

 

Thank you for your request for a copy of a map showing the land owned by
the Environment Agency between Hurst Field Road, West Molesey KT8 and the
Weir Public House on the Thames stretch of the non-tidal Thames.

 

Please find attached some maps showing land owned by the Environment
Agency which I trust will be useful to you.

 

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From: Paul Thatcher [[4]mailto:[FOI #749278 email]]
Sent: 20 April 2021 23:09
To: National Requests <[5][Environment Agency request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Map of E.A land, in West Molesey
KT8 between Hurstfield road and Weir Public house.

 

 

Dear Environment Agency,

 

Can I kindly request a copy of a map showing the land owned by the
Environment Agency between Hurst field road , West Molesey Kt8 and the
Weir public house on the Thames stretch of the non tidal Thames.

 

I was previously furnished  with confirmation that the Environment Agency
do not own all this land and was seeking illustrated/ legal clarification
through documentation that allowed this conclusion to be made. I have
included the link for the previous successful request below should it
prove of any assistance. Many thanks for you support in this matter, your
efforts are greatly appreciated.

 

[6]https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlo...

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Paul Thatcher

 

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Dear Enquiries_THM,

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply so promptly with the maps. They are very interesting. I noticed that from cherry orchard gardens at the end of the houses up to the lock that the Environment Agency don't own the river bank itself. Do you have any details of any one who holds the title deeds to this land.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you – The Environment Agency has received your email.

 

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Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

Dear Mr Thatcher,

 

We believe the land in question may be owned by Elmbridge Borough Council.
We would suggest you contact them in the first instance and they should be
able to confirm.

 

Alternatively, you can get a search carried out by the Land Registry
online.

 

I hope this information is useful to you.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Customers & Engagement - Thames

 

 

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Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BD

 

 

 

 

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Dear Enquiries_THM,

Thank you very much I will make enquiries with Elmbridge council. Would you have any statutory interest in the land or do you just deal with the river bed .

Yours sincerely,

Paul Thatcher

Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

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Dear Sir/Madam

 

Thank you – The Environment Agency has received your email.

 

In line with latest government advice on Coronavirus most of our teams are
now working from home and where necessary may be managing childcare or
self-isolating. This means we have less staff available than we would
normally. 

 

We are currently directing our efforts to our role as a first responder
under the Civil Contingencies Act - maintaining critical operations and
infrastructure and playing our part in the government’s efforts to deliver
key public services.

 

In recognition of the situation, the Office for the Information
Commissioner has accepted that public authorities might not be able to
meet the statutory 20 working day timescale for responses to requests for
information. If we are unable to provide an answer to your enquiry within
the statutory timeframe, we will let you know as soon as possible, along
with our reason why.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging
times.

 

 

Standard response times

 

If you have contacted us to make a complaint about the Environment Agency
or our staff, we aim to respond within 10 working days.

 

If you have sent an information request under the ‘Freedom of Information
Act’ or ’Environmental Information Regulations’ we aim to respond within
20 working days. 

 

Any General enquiries, we aim to respond within 20 working days. 

 

You may wish to look at [2]www.data.gov.uk to see if the data you have
requested is available online.

 

For further information on what you can expect from us and our full
service commitment to you, please click this link;
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in distress, dumping of hazardous waste etc., then please call our
Freephone 24 hour Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.   

 

For more details about incident reporting please see our website:
[4]https://www.gov.uk/report-an-environment...

 

 

Kind Regards

 

Thames Area Customers & Engagement Team

   
   
( 020 3025 9804

 

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[5][email address]
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Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BD

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Enquiries_THM, Environment Agency

Dear Mr Thatcher,

 

The person who owns the land adjacent to a watercourse is known as the
riparian owner. Under common law, riparian owners are responsible for
maintaining the bed and banks of any watercourse that runs through their
land. We provide guidance to riparian owners on their rights and
responsibilities in the form of our Living on the Edge Document which is
available on our website:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...

 

Under the Water Resources Act 1991, riparian owners must obtain flood
defence consent from the Environment Agency prior to carrying out work on
a main river. This includes any proposed works or structures in, under,
over or within 8 metres of the bank of any main river or any works within
the floodplain.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Customers & Engagement - Thames

 

 

( External: 0203 025 9804
8 [1][email address]
+ Environment Agency | Red Kite House,
Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BD

 

 

 

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