Dear Transport for London,

I request to see correspondence between Transport for London and Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw of its Low Traffic Neighborhood schemes (as announced on the 11th September 2020) in and around Tooting.

Yours faithfully,

Harry Bennett

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Bennett

 

TfL Ref 1085-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
September 2020 asking for correspondence between Transport for London and
Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation
to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw
of its Low Traffic Neighborhood schemes (as announced on the 11th
September 2020) in and around Tooting.

 

The impact of current circumstances on TfL’s resources means we are not
able to answer FOI requests readily and we ask that you please do not make
a request to us at present.

 

Answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In
any event, please note that our response time will be affected by the
current situation and so you may wish to reconsider the timing of this
request. Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to
withdraw your request at the current time.

 

Should you wish to proceed with the request we will aim to issue a
response by 12 October 2020 in accordance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[2]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Bennett

 

TfL Ref 1085-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
September 2020 asking for correspondence between Transport for London and
Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation
to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw
of its Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes (as announced on the 11th
September 2020) in and around Tooting.

 

Unfortunately because of its complexity, we have been unable to resolve
your request within the initial statutory 20 working day deadline.

 

To enable us to fully consider your request, in accordance with the EIRs
we have had to extend the deadline for providing a response to 40 working
days from the date we received your request. The amended date for a final
response is now 9 November 2020. We are working hard to ensure that you
receive a response before this date.

 

I apologise for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause you. If you
have any queries or would like to discuss your request, please do not
hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response, please read the attached
help-sheet entitled ‘Your Right to Appeal’

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 18 September 2020 12:07
To: 'Harry Bennett' <[1][FOI #691372 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Tooting Low Traffic
Neighbourhoods ref 1085-2021

 

Dear Mr Bennett

 

TfL Ref 1085-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
September 2020 asking for correspondence between Transport for London and
Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation
to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw
of its Low Traffic Neighborhood schemes (as announced on the 11th
September 2020) in and around Tooting.

 

The impact of current circumstances on TfL’s resources means we are not
able to answer FOI requests readily and we ask that you please do not make
a request to us at present.

 

Answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In
any event, please note that our response time will be affected by the
current situation and so you may wish to reconsider the timing of this
request. Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to
withdraw your request at the current time.

 

Should you wish to proceed with the request we will aim to issue a
response by 12 October 2020 in accordance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[3]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Bennett

 

TfL Ref 1085-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
September 2020 asking for correspondence between Transport for London and
Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation
to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw
of its Low Traffic Neighbourhood schemes (as announced on the 11th
September 2020) in and around Tooting.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access
policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

Please find attached the information you requested.

 

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under the Data
Protection legislation some personal data has been removed, as required by
Regulation 13 of the Environmental Information Regulations. This is
because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the
legislation, specifically the first principle of the legislation, which
requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would
not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals
have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of
the conditions of Schedule 2 which would make the processing ‘fair’.

 

There is also some non-relevant information which has been removed from
page 5 of the larger email file as it relates to internal Wandsworth
Council business completely unrelated to LTNs.

 

In response to Covid-19, the Government made funding assistance available
via TfL to London Boroughs for temporary social distancing measures on
their roads to promote walking and cycling in line with guidance from
Public Health England. Through TfL’s Streetspace programme, hundreds of
vital schemes across London have been delivered that are giving people
much needed extra space to walk and cycle. LB Wandsworth submitted
proposals that were approved by TfL and the DfT, and subsequently these
were implemented.

 

Schemes should be monitored after they've been installed and adapted if
necessary, but we are also clear that they need to be tried out properly
to see if they work before decisions are taken over removal. Neither TfL
or the DfT were consulted on LB Wandsworth’s decision to withdraw these
measures.

 

If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think
carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as
answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where
requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by
the current situation.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

From: FOI
Sent: 18 September 2020 12:07
To: 'Harry Bennett' <[1][FOI #691372 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Tooting Low Traffic
Neighbourhoods ref 1085-2021

 

Dear Mr Bennett

 

TfL Ref 1085-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
September 2020 asking for correspondence between Transport for London and
Wandsworth Borough Council (highways officers and Councillors) in relation
to the Council's implementation, monitoring and subsequent review/withdraw
of its Low Traffic Neighborhood schemes (as announced on the 11th
September 2020) in and around Tooting.

 

The impact of current circumstances on TfL’s resources means we are not
able to answer FOI requests readily and we ask that you please do not make
a request to us at present.

 

Answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the
attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. In
any event, please note that our response time will be affected by the
current situation and so you may wish to reconsider the timing of this
request. Please notify us as soon as possible if you would like to
withdraw your request at the current time.

 

Should you wish to proceed with the request we will aim to issue a
response by 12 October 2020 in accordance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[3]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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