The City of Cambridge (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Order 2008

Ben Harris made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please send me a copy (electronic if possible) of The City of Cambridge (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Order 2008 and associated amendments?

Thanks in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Harris

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Harris,

I write with reference to your email of 26th March in which you make the
following request: "Could you please send me a copy (electronic if
possible) of The City of Cambridge (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting
Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Order 2008 and associated
amendments?"

The documents which you have requested are subject to Crown Copyright
and therefore cannot be sent to you electronically as they cannot be
published without the permission of the Ordnance Survey, which we do not
have.

The information is available to be viewed in Cambridgeshire County
Council offices, or I am able to send it to you in hard copy. If you
would prefer the latter, please provide me with a postal address to
which I can send the information.

Kind regards
Sarah Priestley
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance.

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Thank you for your response to my request for The City of Cambridge (Civil Enforcement Area) (Waiting
Restrictions and Street Parking Places) Order 2008. I'm sorry to hear that it's caused problems. I assume that I shouldn't take your response as a refusal of my request, since it doesn't contain all the details a refusal should have.

You say that the Order and amendments are subject to Crown Copyright and cannot be published without the Ordnance Survey's consent. Are there any parts of the Order or its amendments that aren't covered by this? I'd expect there to at least be some words of enactment (as at the start of other Traffic Regulation Orders) and revocations of earlier orders, even if the actual restrictions are represented on a map. If you could send me just the text of the Order and amendments electronically, that would actually go a long way to satisfying my requirements and then I could decide if I actually need copies of the maps.

Ben Harris

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your email. Please find attached the requested parts which
contain no plan-based information. These can be sent without any
copyright infringement. Please be advised that Amendments 3 and 4 have
not been made yet.

If you require the plan-based copyrighted information, please be advised
that I will need to send them to a private email address if you still
require them electronically. I cannot send them to whatdotheyknow.com as
they will be publish automatically and this would breach copyright.

Additionally, before they are sent, either electronically or in hard
copy, I will need to seek your assurances that they will not be
published online or in any other format, and will be used only for your
own personal use. If you cannot provide me with a private email or
postal address or give the required assurances, the maps are available
to view during normal office hours.

Kind regards
Sarah Priestley
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance.

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Ganesh Sittampalam left an annotation ()

The ICO has already found that they can't use copyright as a reason for non-release in electronic format:
http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/d...

Ben Harris left an annotation ()

Yes, I found that decision yesterday where you'd posted it on another request. Thank you.

I suspect that if I challenged this I might win, but at present keeping the Council co-operative is a higher priority for me, especially since parking isn't really my area of interest.