Provide all information including internal emails regarding hydropower applications in the Sampford Spiney SSSI

James Cole made this Freedom of Information request to Natural England

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The request was successful.

Dear Natural England,

Please provide all information including internal emails regarding hydropower applications in the Sampford Spiney SSSI namely (i) application reference 135069 for a scheme on the River Walkham from 2014 and (ii) application reference CT ref 13075, Consultation no 239483
DAS 3464, EA ref: BeckamoorPreApp_03 for a scheme on the Beckamoor Brook from 2018

Yours faithfully,

James Cole

FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear Mr Cole,

 

RFI 4204 - Access to information request – Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 28 March 2018.

 

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within
the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 27 April 2018.  If, for any
reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed
of the reasons for this.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chantal Cooper

Adviser – Legal and Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [1][Natural England request email]

 

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FOI (NE), Natural England

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Dear Mr Cole

 

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 – Extension of time – RFI 4204

 

I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your
request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations,
which we received on 28 March 2018, needs to be extended.

 

The Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to your request from
the date of its receipt. However, it is occasionally necessary to extend
the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response. In this case, I
regret that we must extend the time limit for responding by 20 days to 29
May 2018, because of the volume and complexity of the request, although we
hope to reply sooner.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me. As you may
be aware, under the legislation should you have any concerns with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a
complaint or request a review of our decision, please contact me and I’ll
arrange for a colleague to conduct an internal review. Under Regulation
11(2) this needs to be done no later than 40 working days after the date
of this letter.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of that complaint, or the review
of our decision, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner
for a decision. Generally, the Commissioner cannot make a decision unless
you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Natural England.
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. Telephone: 01625 545 700, [1]www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Kate Donovan

Adviser - Access to Information

Legal Services

 

Natural England

Email: [2][Natural England request email]

 

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From: FOI (NE)
Sent: 28 March 2018 15:26
To: James Cole <[FOI #474061 email]>
Subject: RFI 4204 - Access to information request - Acknowledgement

 

Dear Mr Cole,

 

RFI 4204 - Access to information request – Acknowledgement

 

Thank you for your request for the information detailed in your email
below, which we received on 28 March 2018.

 

We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004.

 

Your request is being considered and we will send out our response within
the legal deadline of 20 working days which is 27 April 2018.  If, for any
reason, we are unable to meet the deadline we will keep you fully informed
of the reasons for this.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Chantal Cooper

Adviser – Legal and Governance Team

 

Natural England

Email: [5][Natural England request email]

 

[6]Make a request for information to Natural England

 

GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information

 

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Dear FOI (NE),

I am requesting that an internal review is undertaken by Natural England to explain why an extension is required for my request for information. I do not think my request for information in this instance involved "volume and complexity". It relates to two pre-applications related to one SSSI. I reserve my right to report Natural England to the Information Commissioner. I also cannot contact Kate Donovan as suggested in your most recent communication, as no contact information was included for her.

Yours sincerely,

James Cole

FOI (NE), Natural England

Dear Mr Cole,

May I apologise for the delay in sending this. We have now located all the documents and will be preparing it for release this week. My hope is they will be with you within a week if not earlier.

Regards,

Sarah

Sarah Waterfield
Lead Adviser – Access to Information
Legal Services
Legal and Governance

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Dear Mr Cole

 

Please find attached our response to your request for information. Due to
the size of the documents they will be sent in 4 separate emails.

 

Regards,

 

Sarah

 

Sarah Waterfield

Lead Adviser – Access to Information

Legal Services

Legal and Governance

 

GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information

 

This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender. Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been
checked for known viruses whilst within the Natural England systems, we
can accept no responsibility once it has left our systems. Communications
on Natural England systems may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the
effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.

FOI (NE), Natural England

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    RFI 4204 Documents 3.zip

    8.9M Download

Dear Mr Cole
 
RFI 4204 Response – Documents 3.
 
 
Regards,
 
Sarah
 
Sarah Waterfield
Lead Adviser – Access to Information
Legal Services
Legal and Governance
 
GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information
 
 
This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender. Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been
checked for known viruses whilst within the Natural England systems, we
can accept no responsibility once it has left our systems. Communications
on Natural England systems may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the
effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.

FOI (NE), Natural England

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    RFI 4204 Documents 2.zip

    10.9M Download

Dear Mr Cole
 
RFI 4202 Response – Documents 2.
 
 
Regards,
 
Sarah
 
Sarah Waterfield
Lead Adviser – Access to Information
Legal Services
Legal and Governance
 
GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender. Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been
checked for known viruses whilst within the Natural England systems, we
can accept no responsibility once it has left our systems. Communications
on Natural England systems may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the
effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.

FOI (NE), Natural England

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    RFI 4204 Documents 4.zip

    3.0M Download

Dear Mr Cole
 
RFI 4204 Response – Documents 4.
 
 
Regards,
 
Sarah
 
Sarah Waterfield
Lead Adviser – Access to Information
Legal Services
Legal and Governance
 
GDPR: Protecting our Customers’ and our People’s Information
 
 
 
 
This email and any attachments is intended for the named recipient only.
If you have received it in error you have no authority to use, disclose,
store or copy any of its contents and you should destroy it and inform the
sender. Whilst this email and associated attachments will have been
checked for known viruses whilst within the Natural England systems, we
can accept no responsibility once it has left our systems. Communications
on Natural England systems may be monitored and/or recorded to secure the
effective operation of the system and for other lawful purposes.