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

McKay Neil, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms. Davis

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to
your request.

Yours sincerely

Neil McKay

For Corporate Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Services

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell ML1 1AB

Tel : 01698 302 484

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McKay Neil, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Ms. Davis,

Request for Information

I refer again to your e-mail dated 8 March 2009 seeking information on
ecological protection schemes for road verges.

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that North Lanarkshire Council
does not currently run a protection scheme for road verges and in terms of
Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the
information sought is not held.

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can require a review of that decision by writing to the Executive
Director of Corporate Services, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street,
Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with this
decision and seek such review please write to the Executive Director of
Corporate Services.

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act. Such an application must be in writing
or in another form which, by reason of it having some permanency is
capable of being used for subsequent reference - for example a recording
made in audio or video tape - must state the name of the applicant and an
address for correspondence and must specify the request for information to
which the requirement for review relates, the matter which gave rise to
the applicant's dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local
authority and the matter which gives rise to the applicant's
dissatisfaction with the decision on review by the local authority or the
failure of the local authority to issue such a decision. The Scottish
Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrew's

KY16 9DS

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however, you
require further information - or I can assist in any other way - please
let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Neil McKay

For Corporate Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Services

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell ML1 1AB

Tel : 01698 302 484

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