Road Junction Cost

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Dear Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council,

Can BMBC provide the full cost of the bizarre remodelling of the road layout on Chorley Old Road around the New Hall Lane, Moorside Avenue and Whitecroft Road junctions? I’m not sure how anyone thinks it is any better or safer than the previous layout so it will be enlightening to know how much money was wasted on this wholly unnecessary council meddling.

So – simple question – the full cost of the entire works in that area (bus stop, traffic light installation, resurfacing the road, etc), the full cost of the entire job.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Topping

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Dear Paul Topping,

We acknowledge with thanks your request for information held by Bolton
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Dear Requester

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act
2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004

 

Further to your recent request for information received on 1^st March
2023. The Council has assessed if your request should be handled under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 request and concluded that it should be
dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR),
which is the legislation that applies to requests for information which
relate to the environment, including the use of land and the built
environment.

 

You requested:

 

Can BMBC provide the full cost of the bizarre remodelling of the road
layout on Chorley Old Road around the New Hall Lane, Moorside Avenue and
Whitecroft Road junctions? I’m not sure how anyone thinks it is any better
or safer than the previous layout so it will be enlightening to know how
much money was wasted on this wholly unnecessary council meddling.

 

So – simple question – the full cost of the entire works in that area (bus
stop, traffic light installation, resurfacing the road, etc), the full
cost of the entire job.

 

Our response

Regulation 12(4)(a) of the EIR provides an exception to the release of
Environmental Information where the public authority does not hold that
information when an applicant’s request is received. In this case the
scheme was promoted and delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester
(TfGM); therefore the requested information is not held and cannot be
provided under regulation 12(4)(a) as it is not held by the council.

 

In accordance Regulation 9(1) of the Environmental Information
Regulations, “A public authority shall provide advice and assistance, so
far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so.” In this
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