Dear Leeds City Council,

Please kindly provide us with details of compensation payments for damage caused
due to poor condition of roads (potholes, etc) by year from 1990 to 2015 inclusive.

1. Total claims for compensation your council received for year.
2. Total claims your council paid out compensation for year.
3. Highest single amount paid out in compensation for year.
4. Lowest single amount paid out in compensation for year.
5. Average amount paid out in compensation for year.
6. Total compensation paid out for year.

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Yours faithfully,

Amanda Hart

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Ms. Hart

Freedom of information request Ref 21224 : Roads compensations paid out 1990-2015 inclusive

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 18, May 2018. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Richard Brook, Information Governance Officer, City Development, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 21224 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Malika Doust
Information Governance Support Officer
Information Governance and Managements Team (City and Communities)
Digital Information Service

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Dear Amanda Hart,

 

Request: Roads compensations paid out 1990-2015 inclusive

 

I write in response to your above Freedom of Information request, received
in this office on 18 May 2018.

 

In dealing with your request, please note that we have considered it under
the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, as opposed to under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is because the information you have
requested is information involving ‘activities’ and ‘administrative
measures’ which are likely to affect elements of the environment under Reg
2(1)(c).  I am advised that both the domestic and European courts give
wide meaning to the Regulations and have indicated that they will adopt a
broad construction of the definition of environmental information.

Compensation payments for damage caused due to poor condition    
of roads (potholes, etc.) by year from 1999 to 2015      
inclusive
                   
Year   No. of Total Lowest Highest Average      
    Claims Payments Amount Amount Amount      
                   
1999   159 £19,984 £8 £1,000 £126      
2000   227 £18,213 £16 £1,219 £80      
2001   345 £31,990 £17 £1,710 £93      
2002   275 £34,281 £10 £4,376 £125      
2003   302 £34,568 £26 £4,489 £114      
2004   313 £31,293 £23 £2,308 £100      
2005   328 £21,902 £33 £1,539 £67      
2006   446 £31,208 £16 £1,989 £70      
2007   566 £49,064 £24 £2,200 £87      
2008   356 £29,422 £10 £2,080 £83      
2009   622 £74,112 £26 £2,796 £119      
2010   533 £38,264 £25 £2,753 £72      
2011   280 £31,300 £40 £3,323 £112      
2012   679 £99,587 £23 £4,419 £147      
2013   261 £27,642 £10 £2,547 £106      
2014   142 £12,803 £25 £1,479 £90      
2015   190 £18,293 £15 £1,437 £96      
2016   96 £12,046 £70 £922 £125      
2017   181 £16,192 £50 £980 £89 33 files are
still open
2018   65 £856 £50 £450 £13 46 files are
still open

 

Unfortunately we don’t hold information going back further than 1999.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. Under Regulation 11, however,
you are entitled to make representations to us if it appears that we have
failed to comply with a requirement of the Regulations in relation to your
request. Representations must be made to us no later than 40 working days
after the date you believe we failed to comply with such a requirement.

 

We will then consider your representations and supporting evidence and
decide if we have complied, notifying you of our decision as soon as
possible, and no later than 40 working days after the date of receipt of
your representations.

 

Under Regulation 18, you are then entitled to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any specified respect, your
request has not been dealt with in accordance with parts 2 and 3 of the
Regulations.

 

Should you wish to contact the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to
the following address: Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Saleem Aziz

Information Governance Officer

Digital and Information Service

 

t: 0113 37 87891

e: [2][email address]

e: [3][email address]

w: [4]www.leeds.gov.uk 

 

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Dear IMG.CC.requests,

Thanks very much for this information which completes our request in full.

Yours sincerely,

Amanda Hart

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