Stuart Hardwicke CARRUTHERS

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please provide copies of any memorandum of understanding that Highways England have entered into with the Forestry Commission over the last six years related to the felling of trees in the vicinity of either the A2 or M2 roads.

Yours faithfully,

Stuart HARDWICKE CARRUTHERS

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Carruthers

 

Thank you for your request for information about tree felling on the A2
and M2 dated 8 November 2019. I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations
2004.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 6 December 2019.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote reference number 100503 in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jacqueline Laudy, Team Executive

OD South East Business Management Team

Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | Surrey
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    Memorandum of Understanding between Highways England and Forestry Commission England Redacted.pdf

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Dear Mr Carruthers

 

I am writing regarding your EIR request received on 8 November 2019 about
tree felling on the A2 and M2.

 

In your request you have asked us to provide the following information:

 

 

o Copies of any memorandum of understanding that Highways England have
entered into with the Forestry Commission over the last six years
related to the felling of trees in the vicinity of either the A2 or M2
roads.

We have a partnership agreement with the Forestry Commission in the form
of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Tree felling is undertaken as part
of the maintenance and operation of the Strategic Road Network (SRN) that
we are responsible for.

 

A copy of the information is attached. From, 9 November 2013 - 9 November
2019 we have entered into one MoU with the Forestry Commission. The MoU
relates to all work we undertake concerning the felling of trees within
the SRN, including the A2/M2.

 

This MoU does remove our requirement to comply with other legislative
requirements, such as tree preservation orders and/or consultation with
local authorities and proposed developments.

 

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Jacqueline Laudy

 

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From: Laudy, Jacqueline On Behalf Of OPSSESecretariat
Sent: 13 November 2019 13:41
To: '[FOI #618433 email]'
<[FOI #618433 email]>
Subject: Highways England Response - EIR 100503 - Tree Felling A2 and M2

 

Dear Mr Carruthers

 

Thank you for your request for information about tree felling on the A2
and M2 dated 8 November 2019. I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations
2004.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 6 December 2019.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote reference number 100503 in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Jacqueline Laudy, Team Executive

OD South East Business Management Team

Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | Surrey
| GU1 4LZ

Web: [6]http://www.highwaysengland.co.uk

 

 

 

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