Road verges - ecological protection scheme

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Dear Sir or Madam,

If you run an ecological protection scheme for road verges in your area, please could you provide me with the following details:

a) what protection measures a verge receives when it is included in the scheme

b) the list of verges covered by the scheme (and their locations - road name/number and six figure OS grid references would be fine)

c) for each verge, the specific reasons why the verge has been included in the scheme - i.e. the notable species found there, or the NVC community present

If you do not run such a scheme in your area, but you are aware that another body does, please could you refer me to them instead.

Many thanks,

Susan Davis

Powys County Council

Ms. S Davis

March 10, 2009

Person Dealing: Gwen Middleton
Direct Dial: 01597 829457

Dear Ms. Davis,

Reference No: E-2009-00100

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on March 9, 2009, in which you requested details of the following:

Details of ecological protection scheme for road verges

Your request relates to Environmental Information and will be processed in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the regulations, subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a third party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.

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The due date for responding to this request for information is April 7, 2009.

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Yours sincerely,

Gwen Middleton
Senior Records Assistant

Andrea Hughson
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth
Records & Compliance Manager
__________________________________________

Powys County Council
Information Management
Unit 29,
Ddole Road Enterprise Park
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF
01597 825013

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April 7, 2009

Person Dealing: Gwen Middleton
Direct Dial: 01597 829457

Dear Ms. Davis,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000

Reference No: E-2009-00100

Thank you for your request for information dated March 8, 2009 concerning ecological protection schemes for road verges.

This is to inform you that the information relating to your request has been collated and is as follows:

The Council operates a protection scheme for road verges under the heading Roadside Verge Nature Reserves (RVNRs) in association with the three Wildlife Trusts in Powys.

There are currently 114 sites as detailed on the attached schedule. Those sites shown as pending will be treated in accordance with the Management regime stated in advance of their formal acceptance into the scheme.

Please see attachment containing list of schemes.

We believe that this request is now complete and shall be closed immediately. Should any further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request will need to be submitted.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Powys County Council.

Yours sincerely,

Gwen Middleton
Senior Records Assistant

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Andrea Hughson
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth
Records & Compliance Manager
__________________________________________

Powys County Council
Information Management
Unit 29,
Ddole Road Enterprise Park
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF
01597 825013

http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=46&...

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Dear Gwen,

Many thanks for this very comprehensive reply. I have a small number of queries:

B4 - do you know which rare dandelion is present?

R7 - do you know which rare lichens are present?

M17 - do you know which willow species & hybrids are present?

B3 - do you know which rose hybrid is present?

Thanks,

Susan

Powys County Council

Dear Ms Davis,

Thank you for your further enquiry regarding above. I am afraid I am unable to provide any further information on the ecological protection scheme for verges and the plants listed.

Kind regards,

Gwen Middleton
Senior Records Assistant.

Andrea Hughson
Rheolwr Cofnodion a Chydymffurfiaeth
Records & Compliance Manager
__________________________________________

Powys County Council
Information Management
Unit 29,
Ddole Road Enterprise Park
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF
01597 825013

http://www.powys.gov.uk/index.php?id=46&...

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