Dear Bristol City Council,

On January 5, 2018, a Cumberland Basin Feasibility Report was commissioned for £50,000 (see: https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/documen...). The project is no longer confidential as the brief was provided to the Growth and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee and is available publicly.

Please provide a full copy of the report.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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From: Joanna Booth [mailto:[FOI #574197 email]]
Sent: 06 May 2019 07:26
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Report on Cumberland Basin Feasibility Study

Dear Bristol City Council,

On January 5, 2018, a Cumberland Basin Feasibility Report was commissioned for £50,000 (see: https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/documen...). The project is no longer confidential as the brief was provided to the Growth and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee and is available publicly.

Please provide a full copy of the report.

Yours faithfully,

Joanna Booth

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"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 07/05/2019

Your request number is CRN00225673

Our reply to your request is:  

The feasibility study considered a number of potential schemes and
suggested three preferred options. These will be consulted on shortly
as part of our engagement with the local community and also the wider
city. We are not releasing the report at this stage as we wish to
consult on the preferred options and conclude the report prior to
publishing. The full report will be released following the engagement
process, this is in line with section 22 of the Freedom of
Information Act. Growth and Regen Scrutiny requested that the
specification for the report be released, this has been done as
requested.

 

Regards,

 

 

Adam Crowther

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Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Thank you for your response.

Section 22 is a qualified exemption. This means that, even if the requested information falls within it, as you have stated, you still need to consider whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption is greater than the public interest in disclosing the information. Where the public interest is equally balanced, the authority must disclose the requested information.

Please show me your reasoning and how it applies here to public interest. How has Bristol City Council evaluated what is in the public interest?

The report about the three options is what the consultation will be about, according to the reply. It is, therefore, in the public interest for us to see what Arup suggest and how this is framed in the consultation.
The only public information so far about what Bristol Council intends for this area has been in this one article:: https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-feat...

It is in the public interest to know what is in that report.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

Dear "Customer Relations Team" <[email address]>,

Just one further thing to add: The Local Plan consultation only has two days left before it closes to the public for comments. I urge you to make the report available as soon as possible so the Bristol public can be informed of the potential plans for the area.

It is blatantly in the public interest to release the report before the Local Plan consultation closes as this will affect how people respond.

Yours sincerely,

Joanna Booth

"Customer Relations Team" <complaints.feedback@bristol.gov.uk>, Bristol City Council

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You sent us a Freedom of Information request on 07/05/2019

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Dear Mrs Booth,

 

Please see our further response attached.

 

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