Motorised recreation/competition sites

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treadlightly! are currently undertaking a project to identify off road motorised recreation/competition sites within Wales, either operational, proposed or declined within the authority area. This FOI request consists of the 15 questions contained below. Please answer ALL questions. If you are unable to answer any of the questions please provide a reason for your inability to respond.

This request for information is in relation to Off Road Sites that provide activities for motor vehicles either on a recreational or competition basis. This information requested relates to both two wheel and four-wheel vehicles. If you are unable to answer any of the requests please provide a reason for your inability to respond.

Requested information:

1 Please provide a contact a name and contact details for the person/dept that deals with “off road vehicles activities” within your Authority.

2 How many “off road activity” sites do you have within your authority area?

3 How many of these sites operate with full planning permission?

4 Please provide contact details for each of the sites you have included in No.3 above.

5 How many of the sites in answer to No.2 above are operating under 14/28 day planning rules?

6 Please provide contact details for each of the sites you have included in No.5 above.

7 Does your Authority differentiate between sites that operate, if so on what basis? If so please provide your means of differentiation.

8 Do you have sites that operate as commercial enterprises all year round? Please provide a list of them.

9 How many current planning application do you hold requesting permission for an “off road site”?

10 How many applications for “off road sites” have been approved since April 2009

11 How many applications for “off road sites” have been refused since April 2009

12 Does your Authority have a policy for the provision of “off road recreational sites” for use by the public. Please provide a copy of your policy if you have one.

13 How many enforcement actions have you taken against “off road recreational sites” since April 2009

14 How many of these enforcement actions resulted in the site being closed Temporarily?

15 How many of these enforcement actions resulted in the site being closed Permanently?

Many thanks for you time

treadlightly! UK

Freedom of Information Queries (CSP - Generic), Powys County Council

Good afternoon,

Can you provide a name for our records please? As soon as we hear from you we will proceed with retrieving and collating the information you require.

Kind regards,

Gwen Middleton
Senior Records and Compliance Assistant
01597 827513

Information Management
29 Ddole Road Enterprise Park
Llandrindod Wells
LD1 6DF

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treadlightly! UK

Dear Freedom of Information Queries (CSP - Generic),

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Green

treadlightly! UK

Clive Rees (CSP - Customer Services), Powys County Council

Cyngor Sir Powys County Council
Neuadd y Sir / County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
 

Os yn galw gofynnwch am / If calling please ask
Information Management for:
Unit 29, Information Management
Ddole Road Enterprise Park Tel / Ffon: 01597 827512
Llandrindod Wells Fax / Ffacs: (01597) 825663
Powys Email / Llythyru electronig:
LD1 6DF [email address]
Our Ref / Ein cyf:
Date: 7 June 2013

 
Person Dealing: Clive Rees
Direct Dial:            01597 82 7517
 
FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000
Reference No: F2013-429
 
Dear  Mr Green,
 
Thank you for your request for information, received at this office on
06/06/2013, in which you requested details of the following:
 
        Off Road Vehicle Activities
 
The above is a summary of your request. The full details of the
information sought is provided to the officer to whom the request is
tasked.
 
Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Act, subject
to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third
party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve
this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised
time-scale at the earliest opportunity.
 
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.
 
Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.
 
The due date for responding to this request for information is 04/07/2013.
 
Should you need to discuss this further please contact the officer dealing
with your request as identified at the beginning of this letter or
Information Management on 01597 827512 / 7513.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Clive Rees
Records & Compliance Assistant

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Clive Rees (CSP - Customer Services), Powys County Council

Cyngor Sir Powys County Council
Neuadd y Sir / County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
 

Os yn galw gofynnwch am / If calling please ask
Information Management for:
Unit 29, Information Management
Ddole Road Enterprise Park Tel / Ffon: 01597 827512
Llandrindod Wells Fax / Ffacs: (01597) 825663
Powys Email / Llythyru electronig:
LD1 6DF [email address]
Our Ref / Ein cyf: F2013-429
Date: 1 July 2013

 
Person Dealing: Bronwyn Curnow
Direct Dial:            01597 82 7512
 
FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT 2000
Reference No: F2013-429
 
Dear Mr Green,
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 06/06/2013 concerning Off
Road Vehicle Activities.
 
I regret the delay you have experienced with this request. I acknowledge
that Powys County Council has failed in its obligation under the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, to provide you with a response to your request
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please accept my
apologies for this and for any inconvenience this may have caused
 
This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response:
 
1 Please provide a contact a name and contact details for the person/dept
that deals with "off road vehicles activities" within your Authority.
Countryside Access Officer      0845 602 7030
2 How many "off road activity" sites do you have within your authority
area?

 A. Please note that this figure is for sites that contain planning
permission. Total with planning permission:  7

3 How many of these sites operate with full planning permission?

 A. 7

4 Please provide contact details for each of the sites you have included
in No.3 above.

 A. The planning files are available via the Powys County Council website
([1]www.powys.gov.uk ) or by contacting the planning department to
view the file.

The applications are:
B/0004/0029
M/2006/1106
P/2008/0236
RAD/2000/0026
RAD/2006/0048
RAD/2006/0400
RAD/2007/0393
5 How many of the sites in answer to No.2 above are operating under 14/28
day planning rules?
         None
6 Please provide contact details for each of the sites you have included
in No.5 above.
N/A
7 Does your Authority differentiate between sites that operate, if so on
what basis? If so please provide your means of differentiation.
Sites operate will be operating with the benefit of planning permission or
illegally.
8 Do you have sites that operate as commercial enterprises all year round?
Please provide a list of them.
        This list is not held by Planning Services
9 How many current planning application do you hold requesting permission
for an "off road site"?
        1
10 How many applications for "off road sites" have been approved since
April 2009
        3
11 How many applications for "off road sites" have been refused since
April 2009
        2
12 Does your Authority have a policy for the provision of "off road
recreational sites" for use by the public. Please provide a copy of your
policy if you have one.

 A. All our policies are available via the Powys County Council website
([2]www.powys.gov.uk ) but specifically the policy would be the “
motorised access strategy” which is primarily for managing by-ways
open to all traffic

13 How many enforcement actions have you taken against "off road
recreational sites" since April 2009
        Nil
14 How many of these enforcement actions resulted in the site being closed
Temporarily?
        N/A
15 How many of these enforcement actions resulted in the site being closed
Permanently?
        N/A
I trust we have met your information requirements at this time. We believe
that this request is now complete and shall be closed immediately. Should
any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate
request will need to be submitted.
 
I would like to this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Powys
County Council.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Bronwyn Curnow
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth
Records & Compliance Manager
 
 
If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact Information
Management. Our complaints procedure is available on request or on our
website.
 
If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone 01625 545 700
[3]www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
 

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