Public Rights of Way - Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC),

Please advise the following:

How many Public Rights of Way (PRoW) are within the boundaries of KMBC?
How many have street lighting?

How many partial PROW (pPRoW) are within the boundaries of KMBC?
How many pPRoW have street lighting?

Where are copies of the The Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan for Merseyside (2018-2028) held?
Are members of the public allowed to access this document?

How many street lights would be required for a 750 metre pPRoW?

What is the cost associated with the implementation of one (1) new street light in an area not previously having street lights. A 750 metre pPRoW, for example.

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Tully

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

Thank you for your email received on 15 September 2016 requesting information about - Public Rights of Way.

I have recorded your request for information under reference F2016.09.2716.

This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 13 October 2016.

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If you need further information please contact me.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information
Knowsley MBC
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Article on Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council website, accessed on September 28th 2016.

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Tully,

 

Freedom of Information request F2016-09-2716

 

We have looked into your request for information about Public Rights of
Way, and our response is shown below.

 

The cost of complying with your request exceeds the ‘appropriate limit’ of
time taken under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to provide the
information.  However we are able to provide a response to some of the
questions please see below.

 

Q: How many Public Rights of Way (PRoW) are within the boundaries of KMBC?
A: There are 204 PROWs within Knowsley according to our highway adoption
records.

Q; How many have street lighting?
A: In regard to this question and the further questions you have requested
information for, the Council does not hold this information in one format
and this would require an extensive exercise to produce which would take
more than the 18 hour limit for Freedom of Information requests.  I am
afraid that we cannot provide you with this information as it is estimated
that this would take approximately 34 hours, based on 10 minutes per PROW
investigation.

Q: How many partial PROW (PRoW) are within the boundaries of KMBC?
A: As above, the Council does not hold this information currently and an
exercise would be required to produce this information, taking more than
18 hours.

Q: How many PRoW have street lighting?
A: As above, the Council does not hold this information currently and an
exercise would be required to produce this information, taking more than
18 hours.  However, if you wish to find out which streets and pathways in
the Knowsley area are lit, and maintained by SSE Contracting, you may view
the website by clicking on the link:
[1]http://www.lightsoninknowsley.co.uk/Publ...

Q: Where are copies of the The Public Rights of Way Improvement Plan for
Merseyside (2018-2028) held?
A: The PROW Improvement Plan for 2018-2028 is currently being coordinated
with colleagues across the Liverpool City Region and is expected to be
completed for publication around August 2017.

Q: Are members of the public allowed to access this document?
A: Once this is published the public will be able to access the document.

Q: How many street lights would be required for a 750 metre PRoW?
A: Approximately 16  lighting columns would be required.   This is
estimated based on the length of the footpath, as an actual lighting
design would incur financial costs to the Council for which it has no
resources.

Q: What is the cost associated with the implementation of one (1) new
street light in an area not previously having street lights.  A 750 metre
PRoW, for example.
A: The estimated cost to light the Ribblers Lane/Valley Road pathway,
which is approximately 750m, would be £48,216 at April 2016 prices.  This
equates to £3,014 per lighting column.
I am required under the provisions of the Act to advise you of the
Council’s complaints procedure, details of which can be found on the
Council’s website at:  
[2]https://secured.knowsley.gov.uk/Document...

[3]   say-complaints-policy-and-procedure-2015.pdf

 

Should you make a complaint under this procedure but remain dissatisfied,
I am also required to inform you that you can appeal against the decision
by contacting the Information Commissioner.  The Commissioner’s postal
address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF. The telephone
number for the Information Commissioner’s Office is 0303 123 1113 or 01625
545745. The e-mail address is: [4][email address].

 

If you need further information please see contact details below.

 

Kind regards,

 

Freedom of Information

Knowsley MBC

Archway Road

Huyton

Knowsley

Merseyside

L36 9UX

 

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Thank you for your response to my request, published on October 10th 2016.
Please accept my apologies for the delayed acknowledgement of said response.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Tully

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