Reviewing the Lower Hoddern Farm Transport Assessment A259 Traffic Counts

rob shepherd made this Freedom of Information request to East Sussex County Council

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Dear East Sussex County Council,

Background

Historically there had been confusion surrounding ESCC’s A259 Traffic Counts at Telscombe Tye, with an earlier FoI request determining that from 2011 the more accurate count at Telscombe Tye was used in preference to a distant count at East Peacehaven.

However the March 2017 ESCC’s Highways Response re the Lower Hoddern Farm planning application, gave several years of AADT traffic counts at Telscombe Tye that did not match the counter at Telscombe Tye (ATC97) but yet again seem to be from East Peacehaven (ATC24).

It also gave several years of peak hour counts allegedly from Telscombe Tye, but more probably from Peacehaven.

This ESCC Highways Response was provided in attachments to FoI Request https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r... and also on the LDC Planning Website for this application.

Request for Information

Will you confirm the reported Daily AADT figures were not in fact from Telscombe Tye?

Will you confirm whether the Peak hour counts were from Telscombe, Peacehaven or elsewhere?

The morning peak hour counts show a disturbing downward trend consistent with extreme over congestion.
Please set out the criteria used to select the peak hour values from the annual data, it is assumed standard exclusion of data from rogue days was performed, but the figures look as though some averaging or statistical distribution procedure was also applied to the peak hour values (e.g. calculating a 90 percentile limit).

Yours faithfully,

rob shepherd

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Dear Mr Shepherd,

Thank you for your email.

As I am sure you are aware, you currently have one FOI about this matter wither us, and this is in addition to previous ones which we have responded to. You may be interested in reading the Information Commissioner's Office's "Do's" and "Don'ts" on the following link:

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We do not want to resort to using either one of those options, therefore, will you agree to re-submit this FOI once you have had a reply to your current one being processed or do you want me to consider this request now?

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Dear Freedom of Information,

I thought it would be less effort for you to reply to this while looking at the related inquiry.

If that is not the case, I am more than happy to delay the submission.

I assure you there is nothing vexatious about trying to pull together a clear picture of the errors in the traffic data that have resulted in years of unnecessary delays being experienced by thousands of people daily, but it unfortunately seems neccessary to have ESCC itself record the facts in order to get senior officials to accept them.

Yours sincerely,

rob shepherd

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Dear Mr Shepherd,

Thank you for your understanding and we appreciate the matter is very important to you. Once we have been able to get a response to your current FOI and have replied, please feel free to submit a new one if you wish.

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