The adoption of new roads under the Highways Act 1980

Waiting for an internal review by Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,

I am writing to you to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act:

- Number of Section 38 Agreements Approved (the adoption of roads into the public highway) and issued a ‘final certificate’ (sometimes referred to as the adoption certificate) under the Highways Act 1980 per year for the last 10 years (1999-2019)?
- Number of Section 38 Technical Approvals Received under Highways Act 1980 per year for the last 10 years (1999 to 2019)?
- Number of Section 38 Agreements Rejected/Refused (refused to issue certification) per year for the last 10 years (1999 to 2019)?
- Number of recorded unadopted roads within the Council boundary each year for the last 10 years (1999 to 2019)?
- Number of new build development planning permissions granted/approved per year for the last 10 years (1999 to 2019)?
- Number of new build developments for which the Council are not required to maintain Highways including roads, street lighting & ground maintenance (1999 to 2019)?
- Number of Section 37 Agreements Approved (final certification issued) under Highways Act 1980 per year for the last 10 years (1999-2019)?
- Number of Section 37 Agreements Rejected/Refused (refused to issue certification) under Highways Act 1980 per year for the last 10 years (1999-2019)?
- List of all unadopted roads within the Council boundary?

Yours faithfully,

Carl McCain

Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr McCain,

Thank you for your email received on 8 July 2019 requesting information about the adoption of new roads.

I have recorded your request for information under reference F2019.07.6081.

This has been passed to the relevant service and you will receive a response by 5 August 2019.

In line with guidance published by the Information Commissioner’s Office, the council may make a charge for the provision of information – for example in order to cover the costs of postage (in line with the relevant postal charges) or charges for printing and copying (which will reflect photocopying charges levied by the council’s public libraries) or if this falls within the regulations of an EIR (Environmental Information).

You will be informed if a fee is to be applied before information is to be provided.

If you need further information please contact me.

Kind regards,

Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Freedom of Information, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr McCain,

Environmental Information Regulation request F2019-07-6081

A fee is required before we provide you with your request for information about the adoption of new roads under the Highways Act 1980.

The fee being charged is £1520.00. The fee has been calculated by 38 hours work X £40.00 per hour.

Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Knowsley MBC’ to:
Customer Liaison Team,
Knowsley Council,
Archway Road
Huyton
L36 9YU

If the fee is not received within 60 days of the date of this email the request will be considered closed. The deadline date is therefore is 15 September 2019.

I am required under the provisions of the Act to advise you of the Council’s complaints procedure, details of which can be found on the Council’s website at: https://secured.knowsley.gov.uk/Document... Should you make a complaint under this procedure but remain dissatisfied, I am also required to inform you that you can appeal against the decision by contacting the Information Commissioner. The Commissioner’s postal address is Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF. The telephone number for the Information Commissioner’s Office is 0303 123 1113 or 01625 545745. The e-mail address is: [email address].

If you need further information please see contact details below.

Kind regards,

Customer Liaison Team
Knowsley Council
Archway Road
Huyton
Knowsley
Merseyside
L36 9UX

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Dear Freedom of Information,

Please would you like to review your response to this FOI request as it is believed it has been mis-categorised as Environmental Information (EIR).

Yours sincerely,

Carl McCain

Dear Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please would you like to review your response to this FOI request as it is believed it has been mis-categorised as Environmental Information (EIR).

Yours sincerely,

Carl McCain