Ovingham Bridge refurbishment work

Matt Beattie made this Freedom of Information request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Could you provide me with a copy of all plans related to the ovingham bridge refurbishment work carried out in 2014. Examples would be construction plans and construction method statements.

Could you also provide a copy of the names of Contractors and Sub Contractor's who worked on the scheme. This is to include sub contractors who worked under Northumberland County Council.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Beattie

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 7615  

Dear Enquirer,

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Northumberland County Council
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Northumberland
NE61 2EF

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Northumberland County Council

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Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your Environmental Information request in relation to Ovingham
Bridge Refubishment work.

I am writing to ask you to clarify your request. This is because we need
further details from you in order to identify and locate the information.
 
Therefore I should be grateful if you would for Q.1, clarify as to what
plans you are requesting. 

Please contact me by the above email address if you need assistance with
this.

If we do not receive your clarification within 3 calendar months from
today we will close your request. If after the 3 month period you then
provide clarification, your request will be logged as a new request.

Yours faithfully

FOI Co-ordinator - Central Team
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

I am after all Construction Issue plans that would have been submitted for use in the project by either the contractor or subcontractors.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Beattie

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 7615   

Dear Enquirer,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Ovingham
Bridge refurbishment work.

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I am writing to ask you to further clarify your request. This is because
we need further details from you in order to identify and locate the
information.

Therefore I should be grateful if you would clarify if by plans, do you
mean drawings or do you mean written method statements?
Please contact me by the above email address if you need assistance with
this.

If we do not receive your clarification within 3 calendar months from
today we will close your request. If after the 3 month period you then
provide clarification, your request will be logged as a new request.

Yours faithfully

FOI Co-ordinator - Central Team
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Both Drawings and Method Statements please.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Beattie

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 7615   

Dear Enquirer,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REQUEST 

I refer to your Environmental Information request in relation to Ovingham
Bridge Refurbishment Work

I am writing to ask you to refine your request.  There is a high volume of
material to be located and reviewed to enable us to retrieve the
information you require.  
At the present time, this will take over the 18 hour threshold therefore
it would help if you could advise on the information you require i.e. are
there any specific operations or aspects that we were managing that you
require the information on:  painting operations, steelwork fabrication,
flood management?
If we do not receive your clarification within 3 calendar months from
today we will close your request. If after the 3 month period you then
provide clarification, your request will be logged as a new request. 
Yours faithfully 

FOI Co-ordinator - Central Team
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email] 
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk 

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Would it be easier if I just requested the list of contractors and subcontractors for the works? If so please just provide that information.

Yours faithfully,

Matt Beattie

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 7615  

Dear Enquirer,

Request for Information 

I refer to your request for information in relation to Ovingham Bridge
Refurbishment work.

The Council have considered your request for information under the terms
of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. In our view the request
falls within the scope of the broad definition of environmental
information contained within Regulation 2(1) of the Regulations. 

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information held by public authorities subject to various exceptions. A
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exception to disclosure applies and the public authority decides that in
all the circumstances the public interest in maintaining the exception
outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

The Council has carefully considered whether the information requested can
be disclosed under the Regulations. 

Q.1     Could you provide me with a copy of all plans related to the
ovingham bridge refurbishment work carried out in 2014. Examples would be
construction plans and construction method statements.

A.1 The applications are available to view on our public access website by
clicking on the following
link [1]https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov....

 

14/01515/LBC - Listed Building Consent - Works to the bridge. Temporary
removal of north east wingwall, surfacing of grassed area in front of
wingwall and reprofiling of existing surfacing behind north east wingwall.
Reinstatement to original condition in 18 months. - Packhorse Bridge, West
Road, Ovingham, Northumberland

 

14/03043/DISCON - Discharge of Conditions 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 of
application 14/01515/LBC - Listed Building Consent - Works to the bridge.
Temporary removal of north east wingwall, surfacing of grassed area in
front of wingwall and reprofiling of existing surfacing behind north east
wingwall. Reinstatement to original condition in 18 months. - Packhorse
Bridge, West Road, Ovingham, Northumberland

Q.2     Could you also provide a copy of the names of Contractors and Sub
Contractor's who worked on the scheme. This is to include sub contractors
who worked under Northumberland County Council.

A.2     Ovingham Bridge Contractors and Sub-contractors

 

* Northumberland County Council - Principal Contractor

* Fitzgibbons - Civil Engineering works

* J C Marine River Rescue - Water Safety

* Xervon Palmers - Scaffolding

* Graham Construction - Painting and Steelwork

* Donyal - Fabricated Steelwork

* Maclean and Speirs - Painting

* Wood Group - Painting  

* The Fraser Bruce Group - Deck waterproofing / surfacing

* Site and Field Services - Material Testing

* W L Straughan & son Ltd - Landscaping etc

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Yours faithfully

EIR Coordinator - Information Governance Office

Northumberland County Council

County Hall

Morpeth

NE61 2EF 

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email] 

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