Dear Cheshire East Council,

Please could you send to me the original NO2 air quality data for Cheshire for the years 2010 through to 2016. By "original" I mean the official NO2 air quality values that had been manipulated; I don't mean the currently available data on the Cheshire East website which has been corrected to remove the 'manipulation'.

The original NO2 figures aren't available anywhere on the Cheshire East website.

Yours faithfully,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 13 February 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request regarding Original Air Quality report.
 
Your request has been identified as falling within the scope
of Environmental Information Regulations 2004 and as such is exempt from
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, under Section 39 of the Act.

As when responding to an FOI request, we will send you a full response
within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information you
require, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it. However, under the
EIR Act, the provision exists to extend the response time to 40 working
days, if the request is felt to be particularly complex or voluminous.
Should this be the case, we will of course notify you in good time. 

The due date is 12 March 2018.
 
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 faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

OK, thank you. Can you advise how I can request information from CEC under the EIR regulations?

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Mr Wood -
 
Your request has been logged as a request for information under the EIRs
rather than FOIA as it relates to the air. Therefore the request has to be
considered under that legislation.
 
As we advised in our initial acknowledgement as when responding to an FOI
request, we will send you a full response
within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information you 
require, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it. However, under the
EIR Act, the provision exists to extend the response time to 40
working days, if the request is felt to be particularly complex or
voluminous.
Should this be the case, we will of course notify you in good time. 
 
The due date is 12 March 2018. The request is currently being considered.
 
Kind regards.
 
Compliance & Customer Relations Team.

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Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

OK, thank you. Can you advise how I can request information from CEC under
the EIR regulations?

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Date: 14 February 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Dear ‎Sir/Madam‏
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we are
not certain that we have understood your request correctly,  are you
asking for
 

* The original NO2 laboratory results for 2010-2016;

OR

* The originally published results for 2010-2016 that had been
‘manipulated’?

in your request you ask for :
 
Please could you send to me the original NO2 air quality data for Cheshire
for the years 2010 through to 2016. By "original" I mean the official NO2
air quality values that had been manipulated; I don't mean the currently
available data on the Cheshire East website which has been corrected to
remove the 'manipulation'.
The original NO2 figures aren't available anywhere on the Cheshire East
website.
 
I will not be able to take this matter further without this extra
information from you. Please let me know by 16/05/2018.
 
If I do not hear from you within the timeframe provided, I shall take it
that you do not wish to pursue this request and will consider the request
closed. 
 
If you need assistance, please contact me
on 03001235500 or [email address].
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

Apologies for not being clear. I mean the second option: The originally published results for 2010-2016 that had been ‘manipulated’?

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

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Date: 21 February 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 15 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

Thank you for sending the CD ROM of information. Unfortunately this doesn't contain the manipulated air quality information that I requested. Could you provide this please?

As an example, I would like to know the manipulated air quality figures for CE91. This isn't available on the CEC website.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Mr Wood -
 
The CD Rom was the response to your FOI Request 2255633  - Impact of Air
Quality data manipulation on the Local Plan.
 
It wasnt the response to request 2336634 - " The originally published
results for 2010-2016 that had been 'manipulated'? Please could you send
to me the original NO2 air quality data for Cheshire for the years 2010
through to 2016. By "original" I mean the official NO2 air quality values
that had been manipulated; I don't mean the currently available data on
the Cheshire East website which has been corrected to remove the
'manipulation'.
The original NO2 figures aren't available anywhere on the Cheshire East
website."
 
I will resend the response to request  2336634 now.
 
Kind regards.
 
Compliance & Customer Relations Team.

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Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

Thank you for sending the CD ROM of information. Unfortunately this
doesn't contain the manipulated air quality information that I requested.
Could you provide this please?

As an example, I would like to know the manipulated air quality figures
for CE91. This isn't available on the CEC website.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

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CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

1 Attachment

 
Date: 2 March 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Mr Wood -
 
Response resent as promised.
 
Kind regards.
 
Compliance & Customer Relations Team
 
 
 
 
Date: 21 February 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 15 February 2018.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Gill Clowes
Customer Relations and Compliance Assistant
Cheshire East Council
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

The manipulated values aren't in that location on the CEC website. Let's use an example: can you send me the manipulated/original values for site CE91 for 2010 through to 2016. If you can find them can you send URLs to the documents and page numbers that CE91 is on.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

1 Attachment

Date: 9 March 2018
Our Reference: 2336634
 
Mr Wood -
 
Please find attached the internal review of your request for information.
 
Kind regards.
 
Compliance and Customer Relations Team
Cheshire East Council

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

The Bureau Veritas report states that the NO2 value for CE91 (the receptor closest to where I live) was systematically changed in 2014. The BV report itself only includes the new NO2 value and not the original one reported in 2014.

None of the documents on the following page contain the original value for 2014 for CE91: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environme...

Can you send to me the original NO2 value for CE91 for 2014?

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

Could I have a response please? I’m just about to refer this to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

CCR FOI Investigation Team, Cheshire East Council

Mr Wood -
 
It is your decision when to complain to the ICO.
Your internal review request/complaint was received on 2nd March.
The 20th working day is 3rd April.
Though we have responded, officers are considering your further complaint
within the above time frame.
 
Kind regards.
Compliance and Customer Relations Team
Cheshire East Council

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Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

Could I have a response please? I'm just about to refer this to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

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Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

OK, thanks. I’ll wait until you’ve reviewed it.

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

FOI East, Cheshire East Council

Mr Wood –

 

I have liaised further with Mr Hannaby - Director of Planning &
Environment.

He has confirmed the following:

 

Mr Wood’s clarification of his FOI request confirmed that he wanted ‘the
originally published results for 2010-2016 that had been  manipulated’ not
the original NO2 laboratory results for 2010-2016. As such he was directed
to the website where all of the published reports and data are available –
including the manipulated data.

 

As I have already explained, the fact that he cannot find data entries
relating to a particular tube in every year means that there is only data
for that particular tube relating to the period that it is published.

 

Data for Tube CE91 is contained in the 2017 ASR which has been published
and is on the website, as has the BV report.

 

There is also data relating to the period 2013-2016 available at the
following website:

 

[1]http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environme...

 

There are 2 versions of the data available which are the same but the
consultants version contains more detail.

 

There is nothing more I can add.

 

Therefore if you remain unhappy with the responses given through this
process, you need to complain to the ICO as previously advised. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Kind regards.

 

Mrs H M Sweeney,

Senior Compliance & Customer Relations Officer,

Cheshire East Council.

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Dear CCR FOI Investigation Team,

The Bureau Veritas report states that the NO2 value for CE91 (the receptor
closest to where I live) was systematically changed in 2014. The BV report
itself only includes the new NO2 value and not the original one reported
in 2014.

None of the documents on the following page contain the original value for
2014 for CE91:
[2]http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/environme...

Can you send to me the original NO2 value for CE91 for 2014?

Yours sincerely,
Matthew Wood

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