Primary Road Classification

Paul F Hope made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Manchester City Council,

The classification of Britain’s roads dates back to the 1920s and the existing system was overhauled in the 1960s. Prior to April 2012 Trunk roads were the responsibility of the Secretary of state however after this date local authorities are allowed to exercise this power without the need for central approval.

Please could you inform me under the Freedom of Information of any de-trunking orders prior to April 2012 relating to the A34 primary route through Manchester to Salford and any change of classification of the A34 through Manchester to Salford post April 2012.

If a change of classification was made post 2012 - The date The Roads Classification and PRN Change Form was completed and where a copy of this form is held for public scrutiny.

Yours faithfully,

Paul F Hope

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hope
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: HWY/B55AGX
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 30 September 2018.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (26 October 2018) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hope

Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 30 September 2018. The Council has considered
the information requested and is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR).

I set out below your request for information and the Council’s response

You have requested:

The classification of Britain’s roads dates back to the 1920s and the
existing system was overhauled in the 1960s. Prior to April 2012 Trunk
roads were the responsibility of the Secretary of state however after this
date local authorities are allowed to exercise this power without the need
for central approval.

Please could you inform me under the Freedom of Information of any
de-trunking orders prior to April 2012 relating to the A34 primary route
through Manchester to Salford and any change of classification of the A34
through Manchester to Salford post April 2012.

If a change of classification was made post 2012 - The date The Roads
Classification and PRN Change Form was completed and where a copy of this
form is held for public scrutiny.

In response:
We have searched our records and confirm we cannot find records of any
de-trunking of the A34.

The DfT may hold some records on this matter.  Please find contact details
below:

FOI Requests
Department for Transport
FOI Advice Team
D/04, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA
United Kingdom

Email:  [email address].

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati...

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you should
contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO Box 532,
Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[Manchester City Council request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be downloaded
from
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
. If you do not have internet access and require a paper copy, please let
me know.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
www.ico.org.uk
Telephone: 01625 545 745

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

Yours sincerely
Kevin Gillham
Head of Highways Citywide

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX
There was no response to the information request:
"If a change of classification was made post 2012 - The date The Roads
Classification and PRN Change Form was completed and where a copy of this
form is held for public scrutiny".

please advise

Yours faithfully,

Paul F Hope

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Hi Kay
Please see below.
Please advise how you want to treat this.
Kind regards
Cieran Cassidy
Legal Officer
Democratic Services
Level 5, Peter House
Manchester City Council
Tel:          0161 234 3539
Internal:   801 33539
Email:     [1][Manchester City Council request email]
[2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hope
Please ignore my previous email.
I am sending this on to the relevant department to follow this up.
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk
Dear 
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: 
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on  October 2018.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days ( November 2018) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [3][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [4]www.manchester.gov.uk
Dear 
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: 
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on  October 2018.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days ( November 2018) for
the Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cath Cryer
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [5][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [6]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hope,

Thank you for your email below.

As outlined in our response dated 15 October 2018. We have searched our
records and confirm we cannot find records of any de-trunking of the A34.
This includes both pre and post 2012.

Yours sincerely,

Kevin Gillham
Head of Highways Citywide

From: Paul F Hope <[FOI #522681 email]>
Date: 17 October 2018 at 10:04
Subject: Re: Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX
To: FOI requests at Manchester City Council <
[Manchester City Council request email]>

Dear Manchester City Council,

Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX There was no response to the
information request:
"If a change of classification was made post 2012 - The date The Roads
Classification and PRN Change Form was completed and where a copy of this
form is held for public scrutiny".

please advise

Yours faithfully,

Paul F Hope

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Dear Manchester City Council,

My original Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX was dated 30 September 2018.
It is now the 3rd November and I have not had a full response.
I have also not received notification of a response delay.

Please advise

Yours faithfully,

Paul F Hope

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Hope
My records show a response was sent to you on 15 October 2018.
I have attached a copy of this response.
I am aware that you asked for further clarification and I have asked the
department who dealt with your request to contact you and provide an
update.
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Manchester City Council,
Request for Information - No.335 HWY/B55AGX,
There was no response to the information request specifically, "If a change of classification was made post 2012 - The date The Roads Classification and PRN Change Form was completed and where a copy of this form is held for public scrutiny".

I therefore request that an Internal review of the Freedom of Information request - Primary Road Classification

Yours faithfully,

Paul F Hope

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Hope
Re: Request for Information - Internal Review - Reference
No: HWY/B55AGX-IR
Thank you for your email dated 22 November 2018 regarding the Council's
response to your request for information.
Your email will be treated as a request for internal review of that
original decision and will be dealt with in accordance with the Council’s
Access to Information Complaint Procedure.  The procedure is available on
the Council’s web site at    
[1]http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
Please note your request will be handled as speedily as possible and a
response should be issued no later than 20 December 2018. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [2][Manchester City Council request email]
Website:  [3]www.manchester.gov.uk

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