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Planning permission rejections due to protected species in Welsh national parks

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Dear Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority,

I'm writing to enquire about the following information in relation to your Local Planning Authority.

I would like to know:

• How many planning permission requests were received last year?
• How many planning permission requests were rejected last year?
• How many planning permission requests were rejected due to protected species?
• Of these, how many were rejected due to: badgers, bats, birds, dormice, newts, invertebrates, natterjack toads, otters, reptiles, water voles, white-clawed crayfish, or other?

Yours faithfully,

John Griffiths

Reception Staff and shared mailbox, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

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Dear Mr Griffiths

 

Request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

The Authority acknowledges receipt of your correspondence dated 11/04/22,
which has been accepted as a formal request under the provisions of the
Environmental Regulations 2004. 

 

Your reference number for this request is  373-2022 EIR (Please remember
to quote this reference number in any future communications.)

 

In relation to your application:-

 

(i)       Subject to the application of any statutory exemptions which may
apply in relation to your request, the Authority will take steps to
respond to your request.  If any such exemptions do apply, then you will
be notified accordingly by means of a separate formal written notice.

 

(ii)      The Authority has 20 working days, from the day after the date
of receipt, to comply with a request for information – under Section 10 of
the Act.  Your request was received by this Authority on 11 April 2022. 
The statutory limit ends on 12 May 2022.

 

The Authority hopes to be in a position to respond within the statutory
timescale. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Annere

 

 

Annere Martin
Cynorthwy-ydd Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid / Customer Services Assistant

 

Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro / Pembrokeshire Coast National
Park Authority
Parc Llanion / Llanion Park
Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock
Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire

SA72 6DY

 

Ffôn / Tel: 01646 624800

 

E-bost: [1][email address]

E-mail: [2][Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority request email]

 

 

 

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Annere Martin, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Dear Mr Griffiths

 

Request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 11/04/22 and received on
11/04/22 concerning planning permission rejections due to protected
species in England. This request has been handled under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

I am writing to inform you that Pembrokeshire is one of three National
Parks in Wales and the information you have requested is not held by
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.

 

However, it is possible that the 10 National Parks in England may hold
some or all of the information you require. The Association of the English
National Park Authorities can be contacted at: [1]About National Parks
England: National Parks England

 

If you are unhappy with the way Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Authority has handled your request for information, you can request a
review by writing to Mrs Janet Evans, Freedom of Information Lead Officer,
or by e-mailing [2][email address].  Internal review
requests should be submitted within two months of the date of the receipt
of the response to your original communication.

 

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner's Office - Wales

2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Tel: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [3][email address]

 

There is no charge for making an appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Annere Martin
Cynorthwy-ydd Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid / Customer Services Assistant

 

Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro / Pembrokeshire Coast National
Park Authority
Parc Llanion / Llanion Park
Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock
Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire

SA72 6DY

 

Ffôn / Tel: 01646 624800

 

E-bost: [4][email address]

E-mail: [5][Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority request email]

 

Mae'r Awdurdod yn hapus i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg

The Authority is happy to communicate in Welsh or English

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Reception Staff and shared mailbox, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

 

Dear Mr Griffiths

 

Request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Reference:  373-2022 EIR

 

We write with reference to your request for information pursuant to the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Your request was received on 11/04/22 in
the following terms:

 

“• How many planning permission requests were received last year?

 

• How many planning permission requests were rejected last year?

 

• How many planning permission requests were rejected due to protected
species?

 

• Of these, how many were rejected due to: badgers, bats, birds, dormice,
newts, invertebrates, natterjack toads, otters, reptiles, water voles,
white-clawed crayfish, or other?”

 

I can confirm that the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority holds
this information.  The information is exempt under Section 21 of the
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), because the information is accessible
to you, as it is already in the public domain by searching the Authority’s
register of planning decisions [1]PCNPA Planning
(pembrokeshirecoast.wales).

 

If you are unhappy with the way Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Authority has handled your request for information, you can request a
review by writing to Mrs Janet Evans, Freedom of Information Lead Officer,
or by e-mailing [2][email address].  Internal review
requests should be submitted within two months of the date of the receipt
of the response to your original communication.

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Information Commissioner's Office - Wales

2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
Cardiff
CF10 2HH

 

Tel: 029 2067 8400
Fax: 029 2067 8399
Email: [3][email address]

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Annere Martin
Cynorthwy-ydd Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid / Customer Services Assistant

 

Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro / Pembrokeshire Coast National
Park Authority
Parc Llanion / Llanion Park
Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock
Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire

SA72 6DY

 

Ffôn / Tel: 01646 624800

 

E-bost: [4][email address]

E-mail: [5][Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority request email]

 

 

Mae'r Awdurdod yn hapus i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg

The Authority is happy to communicate in Welsh or English

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Dear Pembrokeshire Coast National Park,

Thank you for your response. I am able to view all received applications on your website, but am unsure how to filter this to just the rejected applications. Are you able to point me in the right direction?

Yours sincerely,

John Griffiths

Reception Staff and shared mailbox, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Dear Mr Griffiths
Thank you for your message. I will forward your question to the planning team.
Regards

Caroline Llewellyn (Mrs)
Cynorthwy-ydd Gwasanaethau Democrataidd a Gweithredol / Democratic and Executive Services Assistant
Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro / Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
Parc Llanion / Llanion Park
Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock
Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire
SA72 6DY

Ffon / Tel: 01646 624800

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Reception Staff and shared mailbox, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

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Dear Mr Griffiths

 

Please accept my apologies for the delayed response. I have contacted the
Director of Planning for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
and, unfortunately, there is no way of applying filters to search for
planning applications on the website. It is hoped filters will be added in
the future, however, the only way is to do a manual search at the moment.

 

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Kind regards

 

Annere

 

 

Annere Martin
Cynorthwy-ydd Gwasanaethau Cwsmeriaid / Customer Services Assistant

 

Awdurdod Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro / Pembrokeshire Coast National
Park Authority
Parc Llanion / Llanion Park
Doc Penfro / Pembroke Dock
Sir Benfro / Pembrokeshire

SA72 6DY

 

Ffôn / Tel: 01646 624800

Llinell uniongyrchol / Direct line: 01646 624895

 

E-bost: [1][email address]

E-mail: [2][email address]

 

[3]welsh-language_smallSiaradwr Cymraeg

Hapus i gyfathrebu yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg / Happy to communicate in
Welsh or English

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mae'r Awdurdod yn hapus i gyfathrebu yn Gymraeg neu yn Saesneg

The Authority is happy to communicate in Welsh or English

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