Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
This request provides the additional information you requested in order to respond to the earlier request of this name which this replaces, which you decided to close today.
The request is copied below for simplicity, the additional information you need to locate the information requested is as follows. names having been redacted in the interests of privacy.
Sent: 09 January 2018 4:44 PM
Subject: RE: Updating: Meadow Vale - Traffic Growth prediction inaccuracy and invalid baseline.pdf
Dear Councillor XXXXXXXX
Our barrister’s advice was that Mr Shepherd’s e mail should be forwarded to the Council’s highways officers for a view. This was done and the response received was that the issues raised in the e mail did not alter the Highway Authority’s consultation responses on the application.
Notwithstanding this, XXXXX ....
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX | Senior Solicitor | Brighton & Hove City Council
Room XXXX, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ | DX59286 Hove 1
Several errors in the Traffic Data for the Air Quality Assessment for Rottingdean AQMA were pointed out, resulting in a recent planning application ( BH2017/05330) being refused and then appealed.
Subsequently the council decided that these traffic errors "should be forwarded to the Council’s highways officers for a view... and the response received was that the issues raised ... did not alter the Highway Authority’s consultation responses on the application"
No detail was provided on which of the traffic errors the Highways Officers reviewed or how they reached their conclusions. Furthermore there is no evidence that the Highways Officers addressed the issue of impact on the Air Quality Assessment rather than just the impact on Highways (i.e. did they just consider severe residual impact as per NPPF 32?).
Request for Information.
Please list the Traffic Data errors or alleged Traffic Data errors that the Highways Officers gave their view on.
In each case, please provide a copy of the response where the Officer either stated that there was no such error, or stated that the error would not impact the Air Quality Assessment.
Will you also confirm that the response considered the cumulative as well as the individual impacts of these errors on the Air Quality Assessment.
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Dear Brighton and Hove City Council,
I am still waiting for this information which you may recall was also requested in previous FoIs and remains outstanding.
it is particularly urgent as a related planning application is soon to be decided.
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