National Street Gazetteer

Mark Goodge made this Freedom of Information request to Improvement and Development Agency for local government

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Dear Improvement and Development Agency for local government,

Please could you provide me with an electronic copy of the National Street Gazetteer (NSG).

I appreciate that this is likely to be too large a dataset to be sent conveniently by email, so it would be sufficient to provide a link to a downloadable source which I am able to access without the need for registration (or, alternatively, provide me with the necessary credentials in order to access it).

Yours faithfully,

Mark Goodge

Improvement and Development Agency for local government

Dear Mark

Thank you for your request made under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 on Thursday 30 September 2010. We will endeavour to respond to your
enquiry within 20 working days.

We will process your request in due course, but should you need to query
anything further, please email [1][IDeA request email] quoting Case
ENQ-155581-J4YP

Kind Regards

LGconnect

show quoted sections

Dear Improvement and Development Agency for local government,

I haven't yet received a response to this request, and it's now overdue. Any chance of this being rectified?

Yours faithfully,

Mark Goodge

Improvement and Development Agency for local government

Dear Mark

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 on Thursday 30th September. Please note that Local
Government Improvement and Development are not covered by the provisions
of the Act, but we always try to deal with such requests in the spirit
of the legislation.

We have actively considered your request for an electronic copy of the
National Street Gazetteer (NSG). The NSG contains data sourced from
Ordnance Survey products and whilst we have agreement from Ordnance
Survey to enable us to provide the NSG for statutory purposes connected
to Street Works Notices, any wider distribution beyond the NSG's
statutory purpose would require us to enter into a commercial reseller
agreement with Ordnance Survey. We currently have no intention to enter
into such an agreement and we are therefore unlicensed to make the NSG
available.

On this basis, we are refusing your request under exemption section 43
of the FOIA (commercial interests). Section 43 is a "qualified
exemption" which means that we have to consider the public interest test
before finally deciding whether the information should be released. In
this case we consider that the public interest in withholding the
information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

I am sorry that we are unable to accommodate your request on this
occasion.

LGconnect

show quoted sections