Photos from road surveillance programme

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please refer to

https://www.cleanhighways.co.uk/wp-conte...

On page 21 it says:

For transects which are surveyed only once, the other observation will be provided by Highways England via their regular road surveillance programme. All data collected by Highways England is photo imagery and precisely geo referenced. They collect photo imagery data for the entire road network, including slip roads, and so the contractor can be confident that the locations they choose to sample will also be covered by Highways England.

Please let me have copies of recent images (two in each case will suffice) of from your road surveillance programme showing the condition of the verges at:

1. The end (or near the end) of the west bound off-slip road of the A40 at J1 of the M40

2. The end (or near the end) of the south bound off-slip road of the A404 ( the link road between M40 and M4) at its junction with the A4155 Marlow Road

Yours faithfully,

Peter Silverman

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Silverman
 
Thank you for your request for information about A40  and M4 Road
surveillance programme images dated 6^th November. I am dealing with it
under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
 
This is because the information requested concerns measures and activities
affecting or likely to affect elements of the environment or affect
factors such as noise, pollution discharges and other releases into the
environment.
 
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OPSSESecretariat, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Silverman,

 

Thank you for your request dated 6 November 2018 requesting two copies of
recent images from our road surveillance programme showing the condition
of the verges at:

 

1.    The end (or near the end) of the west bound off-slip road of the
A40  at J1 of the M40.

 

2.    The end (or near the end) of the south bound off-slip road of the
A404 ( the link road between M40 and M4) at its junction with the A4155
Marlow Road.

 

We are dealing with your request under the terms of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. This is because the information requested
concerns measures and activities affecting or likely to affect elements of
the environment or affect factors such as noise, pollution discharges and
other releases into the environment.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 4 December 2018.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote reference number CRS 767234 in any future
communications.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jacqueline Laudy, Team Executive

OD South East Business Management Team

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

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Dear Mr Silverman,

 

Please see attached our reply to your email below.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jacqueline Laudy , Team Executive

OD South East Business Management Team

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

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Dear Mr Silverman,

 

Please see attached our reply to your email below.

 

Kind Regards

 

Jacqueline Laudy , Team Executive

OD South East Business Management Team

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

Web: [1]http://www.highwaysengland.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear OPSSESecretariat,

DEFRA have suggested that their reference to:

"For transects which are surveyed only once, the other observation will be provided by Highways England via their regular road surveillance programme. All data collected by Highways England is photo imagery and precisely geo referenced. They collect photo imagery data for the entire road network, including slip roads, and so the contractor can be confident that the locations they choose to sample will also be covered by Highways England".

is a reference to the mobile imagery data described here:

http://www.geostore.com/highwaysengland/...

Could you please revisit my information request with this in mind.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Dear OPSSESecretariat,

Please thank your HE colleague Russel Brooks (07753 223895) for calling me today.

He was familiar with / responsible for (?) the following HE procedure:
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Mobile Imagery Data
Description
The high definition images are taken by four cameras; forward, left, right and rear. The resolution is between 1.5 and 5 Megapixels per image. These geospatially referenced images are captured at 2M intervals providing a more comprehensive imagery dataset that can be viewed in a video sequence.

The images are automatically redacted (blurred) to remove vehicle registration mark plates and faces as they include personal data and are therefore covered by the Data Protection Act. Users will need to check that Vehicle Registration Mark plates and faces have been successfully obscured; if not then it is the user’s responsibility to ensure the personal data is obscured.

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He is endeavouring to fulfil my request using this data source. I explained that it was being treated under the EIRs and therefore there is no cost exemption.

He said the task would be made easier if I supplied Easting and Nording co-ordinates which I will endeavour to do. He said he would ring me again next week.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Dear OPSSESecretariat,

Here are the co-ordinates.

Pleas supply photos Front Left Right Rear for the 2 metre locations either side of these co-ordinates which I have taken from Google Maps

1. The end (or near the end) of the west bound off-slip road of the A40 at J1 of the M40

51.560636, -0.492726

2. The end (or near the end) of the south bound off-slip road of the A404 ( the link road between M40 and M4) at its junction with the A4155 Marlow Road

51.581813, -0.756476

Thanks

Yours sincerely,

Peter Silverman

Asset Information Queries, Highways England Company Limited

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Hi Peter,

 

EIR Ref. 770,176

 

I have received the attached with regards to your request, and have dealt
with it under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

 

We have extracted the imagery from our Asset Visualisation & Information
System (AVIS) (Please note: The images are from 2016 Survey Data – This is
all that is available at this time).

We have translated the latitude/longitude coordinates that you provided
into OSGB eastings and northings and produced the images attached.

 1. M40/A40 – The off slip requested is not part of the HE network as
indicated by no survey data being available. The image shows the
nearest location available.
 2. A404 – There are images for this location, We have extracted the 4
camera views closest to the coordinates supplied

 

Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing this response but I
trust this information is helpful.

 

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If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. Please
remember to quote reference number 770,176 in any future communications.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Pete

 

Pete Shearing,

Asset Information Group  (AIG)

Asset Information Query Desk Manager
Highways England | The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN
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Copy of my e-mail to the Information Commissioners Office
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From: Peter Silverman - Clean Highways
Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at 11:01
To: "casework@ico.org.uk"
Subject: Highways England [Ref. FER0834309]

Michelle,

Please refer to HE’s communication of 17th April at https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Wil you now please issue a Decision Notice citing HE’s failure to respond to my request of 17th December 2018 refined on 16th January in the required statutory period

Kind regards

Peter Silverman