Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please send me any assessment you hold of the carbon emissions which will be caused by the construction of the following schemes:

A1 Morpeth to Ellingham
A19 Down Hill Lane
A1 Birtley to Coal House (stage 3)
A66 Northern Trans-Pennine
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
M60/M62/M66 Simister Island (Option A2 and Option C2)
A61 Westwood Roundabout
A5036 Princess Way (Port of Liverpool Access)
Mottram Moor Link Road & A57 Link Road
M6 Junction 19

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Bhambra, Harjit, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Todd

 

Thank you for your request for information about Road construction carbon
emissions dated 12 October 2020. I am dealing with it under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations
2004.

 

The due date for issuing a response is 8 November 2020.

 

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Dear Chris Todd

 

I am writing to advise that the time-limit for responding to your request
for information, received on 12 October 2020 needs to be extended under
Regulation 7 of the Environmental Information Regulations.

 

In the case of your request, we must extend the time limit because we have
received multiple separate requests for similar information. The
information requested is complex and voluminous and we are therefore
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Please stay safe!

 

From: Chris Todd <[FOI #697940 email]>
Sent: 12 October 2020 11:57
To: [Highways England request email]; CCC <[Highways England request email]>; Highways
England <[Highways England request email]>; Main Inbox
<[Highways England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Road construction carbon
emissions

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please send me any assessment you hold of the carbon emissions which will
be caused by the construction of the following schemes:

A1 Morpeth to Ellingham
A19 Down Hill Lane
A1 Birtley to Coal House (stage 3)
A66 Northern Trans-Pennine
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
M60/M62/M66 Simister Island (Option A2 and Option C2)
A61 Westwood Roundabout
A5036 Princess Way (Port of Liverpool Access)
Mottram Moor Link Road & A57 Link Road
M6 Junction 19

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

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Dear Jenny Goddard,

Please could you explain how extracting a figure from assessments that have already been made is "complex and voluminous"?

When we have seen this information in published documents, it is easy to discover and extract.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Goddard, Jenny, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Chris Todd

Thank you for your email below.

We are still in the process of investigating and collating the latest information on carbon assessments for the nine road projects listed below.

This information finding exercise involves a lot more work than extracting a 'figure'. We are having to find, review and extract the latest carbon assessment information from various existing environmental reports, working with the Project teams to ensure we provide the latest information. Please be assured that several members of staff are working hard to make sure you are provided with a full and factual response.

As discussed below, it is unfortunate that we have received multiple queries from different customers asking for the same information for numerous road schemes and considerable resource has been allocated to respond to all these queries. I hope to let you have a response by the end of November.

Kind regards

Jenny Goddard
Major Projects Delivery Services
Highways England | Woodlands | Manton Lane | Bedford | MK41 7LW
Web: www.highwaysengland.co.uk
Please stay safe!

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Bhambra, Harjit, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Chris Todd

                        

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 12 October 2020.

 

The latest approved carbon emissions information for the following road
schemes are provided as attachments or through links where the
information is already published.

 

 1. A1 Morpeth to Ellingham -
[1]https://infrastructure.planninginspector...

 

 2. A19 Down Hill Lane - attached

 

 3. A1 Birtley to Coal House -
[2]https://infrastructure.planninginspector...

 

 4. A66 Northern Trans-Pennine - attached

 

5. A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool -
[3]https://infrastructure.planninginspector...

 

 5. M60/M62/M66 Simister Island (Option A2 and Option C2) - attached

 

 6. A61 Westwood Roundabout - attached

 

 7. A5036 Princess Way (Port of Liverpool Access) - attached

 

 8. Mottram Moor Link Road & A57 Link Road –
 [4]https://highwaysengland.citizenspace.com...

 

 9. M6 Junction 19 - attached

 

 

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WEB: [6]www.highwaysengland.co.uk

 

 

From: Chris Todd [[7]mailto:[FOI #697940 email]]
Sent: 12 October 2020 11:57
To: [8][Highways England request email]; CCC <[9][Highways England request email]>;
Highways England <[10][Highways England request email]>; Main Inbox
<[11][Highways England request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Road construction carbon
emissions

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please send me any assessment you hold of the carbon emissions which will
be caused by the construction of the following schemes:

A1 Morpeth to Ellingham
A19 Down Hill Lane
A1 Birtley to Coal House (stage 3)
A66 Northern Trans-Pennine
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
M60/M62/M66 Simister Island (Option A2 and Option C2)
A61 Westwood Roundabout
A5036 Princess Way (Port of Liverpool Access)
Mottram Moor Link Road & A57 Link Road
M6 Junction 19

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

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Dear Harjit Bhambra,

Please could you clarify which documents you are referring to in the list of links you provided and which figures are the correct ones? Just pointing me at a website doesn't help - the relevant document link would.

I ask as taking the first scheme in the list, there appear to be two different figures presented as construction emissions. In the main ES document it says (page 46/48) construction emissions are 34.750 / 35 kTCO2e in https://infrastructure.planninginspector...

Yet in the ES appendices (page 4) it says the construction emissions are 59kTCO2e: https://infrastructure.planninginspector...

Given all you have sent apart from a few attached documents is a series of links to websites with no detail whatsoever, I find it hard to believe that extra time was needed to produce this information.

I trust you will be able to provide a speedy clarification for all the schemes.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Todd

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Highways England Company Limited's handling of my FOI request 'Road construction carbon emissions'.

I'd first like to complain about the delay in getting the information to me. This was supposedly due to the size of the task involved and complexity of sourcing the information. However, most of the information provided has been basic links to the PINS website, not even a document, so cannot have taken more than a few minutes to do.
A few of the road schemes weren't dealt with like this so might have required more time, but nothing I have been provided with justifies the delay beyond November 9.
Secondly once I was given the information (supposedly) I found contradicting amounts in the documentation and emailed back about this but have received no response.
I would like my query answered which I made in response to the information provided and for at least the links to point to actual documents where the information sits.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

Chris Todd

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Please find attached the internal review ref. IR 101491 of your request
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