SEPA communications regarding AFC Kingsford site

Clare Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

Please provide all communications, to include letters, memos, notes, e-mails including attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand written meeting notes, diary entries and any other communication between SEPA and Aberdeen Football Club and/or their representatives, regarding the AFC Kingsford Stadium development at the A944 and the surrounding fields; between 27th March 2019 and 16th April 2019.

Also any communications (letters, memos, notes, e-mails including attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand written meeting notes, diary entries and any other communication) between SEPA and news media outlets (ie radio stations/newspapers) regarding the AFC Kingsford Stadium development at the A944 and the surrounding fields in the same time frame.

Yours faithfully,

Clare Davidson

Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

 

 

Dear Ms Davidson

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request, received by SEPA on
16 April 2019 , in which you asked for the following information:

 

Please provide all communications, to include letters, memos, notes,
e-mails including attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand
written meeting notes, diary entries and any other communication between
SEPA and Aberdeen Football Club and/or their representatives, regarding
the AFC Kingsford Stadium development at the A944 and the surrounding
fields; between 27th March 2019 and 16th April 2019.

 

Also any communications (letters, memos, notes, e-mails including
attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand written meeting notes,
diary entries and any other communication) between SEPA and news media
outlets (ie radio stations/newspapers) regarding the AFC Kingsford Stadium
development at the A944 and the surrounding fields in the same time frame.

 

We must respond to your request within a 20 working day timeframe.  This
means that we will issue you with a response by 16 May 2019 at the latest.

 

Your unique reference number is F0190393. Please quote this in any future
contact with us about your request.

 

This acknowledgement has been sent electronically to . If you would like a
hard copy signed letter please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

If you have any queries in the meantime please contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alison Ewing

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

 

References

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Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Dear Ms Davidson

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - UPDATE

 

Thank you for your recent request, received by SEPA on 16 April 2019

 

I am writing to apologise that we have been unable to issue you with a
response to your request within the 20 working day limit.

 

I acknowledge that SEPA has clearly not met its duty to provide
information within statutory timescales, as laid out in the Environmental
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.  We have not met the level of
service I would expect us to provide when responding to requests for
information. Please accept my unreserved apology, on behalf of the agency,
for the extended delays in handling your request.

 

 

I can advise that we are making progress with your request and we are
currently reviewing each of the documents individually to make a release
decision.  I apologise for this delay. I can assure you we are working on
your request as a matter of priority and we are hoping to issue you a
response as soon as possible.

 

 

In the meantime, if you wish to seek a formal review of our failure to
provide a full response by the due date, you have up until 12 July 2019 to
request a formal review from SEPA at:

 

Access to Information

SEPA
Strathallan House
Castle Business Park
Stirling
FK9 4TZ

Email: [1][SEPA request email]

 

If you are still not satisfied, you can appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner.

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/appeal

 

Your unique reference number is F0190393. Please quote this in any future
contact with us about your request.

 

If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact me.         

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Barbara Strachan

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [3][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

 

 

From: Access to Information Enquiries <[email address]>
Sent: 17 April 2019 15:06
To: '[FOI #568766 email]'
<[FOI #568766 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgment F0190393

 

 

 

Dear Ms Davidson

 

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request, received by SEPA on
16 April 2019 , in which you asked for the following information:

 

Please provide all communications, to include letters, memos, notes,
e-mails including attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand
written meeting notes, diary entries and any other communication between
SEPA and Aberdeen Football Club and/or their representatives, regarding
the AFC Kingsford Stadium development at the A944 and the surrounding
fields; between 27th March 2019 and 16th April 2019.

 

Also any communications (letters, memos, notes, e-mails including
attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand written meeting notes,
diary entries and any other communication) between SEPA and news media
outlets (ie radio stations/newspapers) regarding the AFC Kingsford Stadium
development at the A944 and the surrounding fields in the same time frame.

 

We must respond to your request within a 20 working day timeframe.  This
means that we will issue you with a response by 16 May 2019 at the latest.

 

Your unique reference number is F0190393. Please quote this in any future
contact with us about your request.

 

This acknowledgement has been sent electronically to . If you would like a
hard copy signed letter please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

If you have any queries in the meantime please contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Alison Ewing

SEPA Access to Information team

Email: [4][SEPA request email]

Tel: 01786 457700

 

References

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3. mailto:[SEPA request email]
4. mailto:[SEPA request email]

Dear Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Environment Protection Agency's handling of my FOI request 'SEPA communications regarding AFC Kingsford site, as this is second request to SEPA in relation to his matter which has not been answered within the statutory timeframe. That previous FOI is still outstanding as well.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Clare Davidson

Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Dear Ms Davidson,

We have received your Request for Review relating to your recent request for information which was logged by us as F:0190393.

I acknowledge that SEPA has clearly not met its duty to provide information within statutory timescales, as laid out in Regulation 5(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs). We have not met the level of service I would expect us to provide when responding to requests for information. Please accept my unreserved apology, on behalf of the agency, for the delays in handling your request.

I have now instigated a Formal Review of your request under the terms of Regulation 16 of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 to expedite the handling of your request. The Formal Review will address all decisions regarding the releasibility of information held by SEPA. Your unique reference number is F0190498. Please quote this in any future contact with us about your Formal Review.

The review must be completed within 20 working days, in this case no later than 19 June 2019.

The Review Officer undertaking the review will be in touch in due course.

Yours sincerely

Barbara Strachan

SEPA Access to Information team
Email: [SEPA request email]
Tel: 01786 457700

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Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Dear Ms Davidson,

Further to my email below, I can confirm that your request with reference F:0190393 has an internal review reference of F:0190533 (not F0190498 as stated below. Please accept my apologies for this error).

Your previous request with reference F:0190317 has an internal review reference of F:0190498.

Yours sincerely,
Barbara Strachan

SEPA Access to Information team
Email: [SEPA request email]
Tel: 01786 457700

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Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Ms Davidson

I attach a copy of our Formal Review response for your request cited below. I will send you a separate email containing an encrypted link to the disclosed information.

Best regards

Alison Mackinnon

Alison M. Mackinnon,
Data Protection Officer
Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Strathallan House, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TZ,
t: 01786 457700 / 03000 996699 e: [email address] web: www.sepa.org.uk

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Dear Access to Information Enquiries,

I have still not received the information sought.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Dear Access to Information Enquiries,

I have still not received a response to my FOI request made on 30 April 19. The response is now over 2 months over due.

Please review the handling of my FOI and respond.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Access to Information Enquiries, Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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Dear Ms Davidson

 

Further to our earlier correspondence and our original response letter of
10 June 2019, I attach a further copy of the information released
following your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alison Mackinnon

 

Alison M. Mackinnon,

Data Protection Officer

Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Strathallan House, Castle Business
Park, Stirling, FK9 4TZ,

t: 01786 457700 / 03000 996699 e: [1][email address]   web:
[2]www.sepa.org.uk   

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