Traffic Orders for Devon towns

Peter Harry made this Freedom of Information request to Devon County Council

The request was successful.

From: Peter Harry

24 October 2010

Dear Devon County Council,
Please provide copies of all traffic orders created by Devon County
Council since May 2008 that authorise parking restrictions at Devon
towns and parts of towns within the Devon Civil Parking Area.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

25 October 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information act regarding traffic orders created by Devon County Council
since May 2008, dated 24/10/2010. You are entitled to be informed as to
whether or not Devon County Council holds the information you have
requested, and to have this communicated to you within 20 working days,
subject to the application of any exemptions under the act.

You should expect to have received a response to your query by 22/11/2010.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

28 October 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act regarding copies of all traffic orders created by Devon
County Council since May 2008.

Please note that in order to progress your request, we require further
points of clarification, namely, are you seeking permanent or temporary
traffic orders or both?

All Traffic Orders that have been sealed are available on the internet
([1]http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportr...),
however, these would be in word document format therefore not showing the
seal. Traffic orders which have been revoked would not appear on the web
any longer; these however, appear to be held in the council's Legal
Services team.

I would be obliged if you would clarify which form of traffic order you
require for your purposes, so that we may continue with your request.
Further to the above, please note that Devon County Council has placed
your request temporarily on hold. We will be happy to further process
your request once we are in receipt of suitable clarification on the
points previously raised.

Upon receipt of further clarification from you, a new deadline date for
your request will be ascribed and this will be communicated to you
directly.

I await further clarification from you.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
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From: Peter Harry

28 October 2010

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,

I am seeking permanent Traffic Regulation Orders (Parking) from
2008 that were made since that date.
ie, if an order was raised to restrict parking on DY's on X road in
Sidmouth for instance since 2008.

I do hope this clarifies my request?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

28 October 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

Thank you for your recent points of clarification regarding your Freedom
of Information request. In order that we are clear in providing a
response, I request that you clarify whether you wish for revoked orders
to be included in any response that Devon County Council makes to this
request.

I would be most grateful if you could clarify this point so that we can
ensure a complete response is issued to your query.

I await further correspondence from you on this matter.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
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From: Peter Harry

28 October 2010

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,

Thank you for your response.
No! I do not need revoked orders, I already have them.

All I need is all the Traffic Orders (On St parking)
since 2008.
The 2008 order revoked all previous orders.
The 2009 order revoked all previous orders.
The active 2010 order revoked all previous orders, and there is a
list of all revocations.

For further clarity An order came into force on 28 August 2009, It
is cited as "Devon County Council (Traffic Regulations and
On-Street Parking Places)(Consolidation)Amendment Order 2009.
As it is a consolidation amendment order, what Traffic Orders did
it consolidate? That is what I need, the orders that were
consolidated into the amendment. And further as you require more
clarity, copies of the newspaper ads (Notice of making of each
order.)

And the same requirements will apply to the 19 February 2010, that
is cited as "Devon County Council(Traffic Regulations and On-Street
Parking places)(Consolidation) Amendment Order 2010"

I remain at your total disposal if you have need for further
clarification.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

29 October 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

Thank you for your recent clarification of your Freedom of Information
request. I will pass this clarification on to the officers who will now
be compiling your official response.

You are hereto entitled to be informed as to whether or not Devon County
Council holds the information that you have requested, and to have this
communicated to you within 20 working days, subject to the application of
any of the statutory exemptions from disclosure under the Act.

You should expect to have received a response to your query by 25/11/2010.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

4 November 2010

Dear Mr Harry,

Information Request: 00738

Further to our correspondence below, we have been asked to clarify exactly
what information or documentation it is that you require. As you advise
you have already been provided with the revoked Traffic Orders. We have
advised you that all active traffic orders can be viewed via our website
[1]http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportr....

Please confirm what information or documentation is it that you require.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Devon County Council
Information Governance
Strategic Intelligence
Office of the Chief Executive
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County Hall
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Exeter
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From: Peter Harry

4 November 2010

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,

The 2009 0rder, included TRO's made since the introduction of the
2008 TRO.
On the 24th August a (Consolidation) amendment order was produced.
I want to know how many orders were made prior to 24th August 2009,
where are they and can I have the paper advertisements that went
with the proposal of each order?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

2 December 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act regarding TRO's made since the introduction of the 2008
TRO.

In response, please note that Devon County Council made 45 CPE amendment
orders from 5 May 2008 to 24 August 2009 and each Order is held in our
Legal Department. We are unable to send these documents as attachments,
as the total size exceeds our e-mail limit. If you would like to contact
us and supply a postal address, we would be happy to print each of these
and supply them directly to you.

We may be contacted directly via email at [1][Devon County Council request email] or via
telephone to 01392 384678.
Should you have any additional queries, please feel free to get in touch
and we will be happy to assist you further wherever I can.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council

Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674

Email: [2][Devon County Council request email]

Your right to complain
If for any reason you are not satisfied with how your request has been
handled, please write to Devon County Council's Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
[3]http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Re-use of information
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Use for Direct Marketing purposes is
prohibited. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents supplied by
Devon County Council will have been produced by local officials and will
be our copyright. If you would like to re-use any of the information which
has been supplied to you, please contact us. Information you receive which
is not subject to our copyright continues to be protected by the copyright
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From: Peter Harry

2 December 2010

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,
Can you please provide email attachments spread over several emails
that will suit your servers email capcity, or further, it may be of
interest to you that the following site which is
free,(http://www.mailbigfile.com/free/) may assist you in sending
big files to me and other recipients without any hassel.
In the time of austerity, it maybe a way of helping you to cut
costs by using up less time and not having to use so much paper for
copies.

I also note that you have only refered to the amendment orders.
Please do not forget as requested, the notices that were advertised
at the time each order went to press.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

3 December 2010


Attachment FOI 00738 Alphing Brook Court to Jetty Marsh Orders.pdf
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Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738 (Part 1)

Following extensive review of the documentation, I have been able to
amalgamate and compress the documents so that they may fit in 3 separate
email responses.

This email will constitute part one of your disclosure, with part 2 and
part 3 to follow.

As previously stated, in response, please note that Devon County Council
made 45 CPE amendment orders from 5 May 2008 to 24 August 2009 and each
Order is held in our Legal Department. We are unable to send these
documents as attachments, as the total size exceeds our e-mail limit.
If you would like to contact us and supply a postal address, we would be
happy to print each of these and supply them directly to you.

Further details of active traffic regulation orders are also available
from the Devon County Council website at;
http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportr...
traffic-orders/trafficorderssearch.htm

Part 2 and 3 will follow this email.

I hope this information is of assistance to you.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

Your right to complain
If for any reason you are not satisfied with how your request has been
handled, please write to Devon County Council's Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Re-use of information
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and
for the purposes of news reporting. Use for Direct Marketing purposes is
prohibited. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents supplied
by Devon County Council will have been produced by local officials and
will be our copyright. If you would like to re-use any of the
information which has been supplied to you, please contact us.
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3 December 2010


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Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738 - Part 2

Further to my previous email, please find Part 2 of your response that I
hope you will find useful.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

Your right to complain
If for any reason you are not satisfied with how your request has been
handled, please write to Devon County Council's Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Re-use of information
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and
for the purposes of news reporting. Use for Direct Marketing purposes is
prohibited. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents supplied
by Devon County Council will have been produced by local officials and
will be our copyright. If you would like to re-use any of the
information which has been supplied to you, please contact us.
Information you receive which is not subject to our copyright continues
to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from
which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their
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3 December 2010


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Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738 - Part 3

Further to my previous email, please find Part 3 of your response that I
hope you will find useful.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

Your right to complain
If for any reason you are not satisfied with how your request has been
handled, please write to Devon County Council's Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Re-use of information
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and
for the purposes of news reporting. Use for Direct Marketing purposes is
prohibited. Any other re-use, for example commercial publication, would
require the permission of the copyright holder. Most documents supplied
by Devon County Council will have been produced by local officials and
will be our copyright. If you would like to re-use any of the
information which has been supplied to you, please contact us.
Information you receive which is not subject to our copyright continues
to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from
which the information originated. You must ensure that you gain their
permission before reproducing any information.

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From: Peter Harry

13 December 2010

Dear Devon County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Devon County
Council's handling of my FOI request 'Traffic Orders for Devon
towns'.

After requests for clarification of my original request which I
have provided.
There are still no Traffic Orders produced, only paper
advertisements.
Why is this?

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

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

16 December 2010

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your request for an internal review of the response
you have received to the aforementioned request. As the independent
Freedom of Information reviewing officer, I will investigate the
particulars of your request and will aim to provide you with a response
to the points you have raised below as soon as possible, but in any case
within 20 working days.

You should expect to have received a response to your queries by the
13th January 2011.

Should you have any further queries regarding your review, please do
come back to me and I will be happy to assist you further wherever I
can.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

13 January 2011

Dear Peter Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your request for an internal review of your Freedom of
Information request 00738. Following extensive review of the
documentation disclosed to you, and following further consideration of
clarification you have offered regarding your request I am moved to
conclude that you have been provided with much of the information
requested following your clarification of the 4th November 2010.

For your convenience you submitted to Devon County Council the following
point of clarification on 4th November 2010.

"I want to know how many orders were made prior to 24th August 2009, where
are they and can I have the paper advertisements that went with the
proposal of each order?"

I can confirm that the paper advertisements were dispatched to you over 3
separate emails all dated 3/12/10 and that you have confirmed receipt on
13/12/10 in your original internal review request.

Further to the above in response to your query "...how many orders were
made prior to 24th August 2009, where are they" I repeat that there have
been 45 orders between 2008 and 2009 and 75 between 2009 and 2010. I can
also confirm that these orders are held by the council's legal services
team.

I understand that you are already in receipt of revoked traffic orders
vis-à-vis your email dated 28/10/10 in which you state;

"Thank you for your response. No! I do not need revoked orders, I already
have them"

As previously communicated to you, all current orders are available to
view online at;
[1]http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportr...

I hope this clarifies the position of Devon County Council with regards to
this internal review. I now consider the review closed.

Your right to complain
If for any reason you are not satisfied with how your request has been
handled, please write to Devon County Council's Freedom of Information
Office, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD. Details about our
Access to Information complaints procedure can be found at
[2]http://www.devon.gov.uk/complaintshandling. If your complaint is not
resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council
Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674
Email: [Devon County Council request email]

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From: Peter Harry

13 January 2011

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,
I have been advised, that in order to obtain the information I
first requested on the 24th October 2010 re:- Traffic Orders for
Devon Towns. That I reword the request as follows:-

I make the following request under the Freedom of Information Act:
I request that you, the relevant highway authority provide me with
pdf (not paper) copies of:

All permanent Traffic Regulation Orders, whether ammended or not,
made or coming into force after 1st May 2008 until the commencement
of the 2009 Devon wide TRO, that impose parking controls /
restrictions throughout the county of Devon
including (where necessary) copies of Schedules and attached maps /
plans.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

14 January 2011

Dear Mr Harry,

Thank you for your below request. This appears to be the same information
that you requested in your request reference 00738. Below you have
requested 'All permanent Traffic Regulation Orders, whether ammended or
not, made or coming into force after 1st May 2008 until the commencement
of the 2009 Devon wide TRO, that impose parking controls / restrictions
throughout the county of Devon including (where necessary) copies of
Schedules and attached maps / plans'

You state in you email of 28th October 2010 'I do not need revoked orders,
I already have them'. We have also informed you that all active traffic
orders are available via our website. I can confirm that all orders
sealed prior to the 2010 CPE Order were revoked by the 2010 Order.
Therefore, if you have in your possession all revoked orders, and the
active orders are publically available, I am not clear as to which orders
you are referring.

I apologise if I have mis-understood your request, but until it is made
clear as to what documents you are require, I am unable to proceed.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Team

Devon County Council
Information Governance
Strategic Intelligence
Office of the Chief Executive
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County Hall
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From: Peter Harry

16 January 2011

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,
It would be helpful if you could provide me with all the orders
that were applicable to the paper advertisements you have given to
me.
Let me explain:
The 2008 order which I have, revoked all previous orders.
Between the making of that order (2008) and the introduction of the
2009 order, according to information you have already provided, 45
amendment orders were reproduced.
It is those orders that I wish to have.
In an email you sent to me of 3 December 2010:
Quote["As previously stated, in response, please note that Devon
County Council made 45 CPE amendment orders from 5 May 2008 to 24
August 2009 and each Order is held in our Legal Department. We are
unable to send these
documents as attachments, as the total size exceeds our e-mail
limit.
If you would like to contact us and supply a postal address, we
would be happy to print each of these and supply them directly to
you."]Unquote.

I told you how you could send those documents, but all you sent to
me was the news paper advertisements for those orders. When those
orders were advertised, I will quote from just one, Quote "The
draft order, relevant to sections of the order being amended, plans
and a statement of reasons may be inspected."unquote. Etc.

You will note that you say, "each Order is held in our Legal
Department."
And that is in that same email which you attached paper
advertisements to those 45 orders, but not the orders themselves.
Even though you claim they are held in your Legal Department.
Whilst those 45 orders were revoked by the 2009 Order, I would
still like sight of them to corroborate what those 45 amendment
Orders contained and what was actually put in the 2009 Order.
I am sorry I cannot make it any plainer as to what I require.

Further, I am advised that an internal review must be conducted by
someone independent of the person dealing with my request, who was
that independent person please?

Your response please to all of the above, would be appreciated in a
timely manner.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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From: Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox
Devon County Council

26 January 2011

Dear Mr Harry,

Information Request: 00738

I received your clarification on 17th January 2011 for information held by
Devon County Council about traffic orders.

You are entitled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be informed
whether or not the information you have requested is held by Devon County
Council and if so to be given access to that information within 20 working
days (subject to any exemptions).

You should expect to receive a response to your request by 14th February
2011.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information

Devon County Council
Information Governance
Strategic Intelligence
Office of the Chief Executive
Room L10
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 38 4678
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From: Peter Harry

26 January 2011

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,

Please be reminded of the length of time you have had in dealing
with my original request which started back in October 2010.

If there is nothing forthcoming within the next 48hrs, I shall not
hesitate to contact the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

11 March 2011


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Dear Mr Harry

Information Request 00738 - Part 1

I am in receipt of your further request for information under the Freedom
of Information Act regarding Traffic Orders in Exeter. Please accept our
apologies for the length of time it has taken to respond to your request.
This has arisen as a result of an administrative error for which we
apologise.

In response to your queries, please note that I have attached to this
email the first of 3 of 20 traffic orders that we have identified as;
"Traffic Regulation Orders, whether amended or not, made or coming into
force after 1 May 2008 until the commencement of the 2009 Devon wide TRO,
that impose parking controls / restrictions throughout the county of Devon
including."

The remaining 17 orders will be dispatched in a separate email owing to
file size restrictions.

<<O3592_230420081458.pdf>> <<exeter 3469 bovemoors lane 16 7 8.pdf>>
<<exeter 3476 st thomas amendment.pdf>>
I hope this information is of assistance to you. If you are not satisfied
with my response to your internal review, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Devon County Council
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Devon County Council

11 March 2011


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Mr Harry

Information Request 00738 - Part 2 of 2

Further to my previous email to you, please find the remaining 17 orders
which you are entitled to under the Freedom of Information Act.

<<tiverton town centre 3579 amendment 3 11 8.pdf>> <<3554 tiverton parkway
burlescombe & sampford peverell.pdf>> <<3577 ashburton cpe amendment 27 8
8.pdf>> <<3578 Copplestone amendment.pdf>> <<3593 tiverton parkway
amendment 6 10 8.pdf>> <<3598 barnstaple the strand revocation 27 8
8.pdf>> <<3599 moreton park road BIDEFORD amendment.pdf>> <<3609 totnes
pay & display 2009.pdf>> <<3616 exeter liverpool hill 24 10 08.pdf>>
<<Barnstaple 3519 Roborough Road 21 01 09.pdf>> <<Chudleigh 3625 Disabled
Bay 5 12 08.pdf>> <<exeter 3584 sowton amendment 4 9 8.pdf>> <<exeter 3585
pay display 9 7 8.pdf>> <<exeter alphington 2786 29 9 8.pdf>> <<exeter
newton 3522 amendment 20 10 8.pdf>> <<exeter sowton park & ride 3565 25 9
8.pdf>> <<exeter st davids 3495 15 9 8.pdf>>

I hope this information is of assistance to you. If you are not satisfied
with my response to your internal review, you have the right to refer the
matter to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
Devon County Council
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Strategic Intelligence
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From: Peter Harry

29 March 2011

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,

On 24th October 2010, I made the following request to you:-

Dear Devon County Council,
Please provide copies of all traffic orders created by Devon County
Council since May 2008 that authorise parking restrictions at Devon
towns and parts of towns within the Devon Civil Parking Area.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Harry

After many replies for clarification, which you had, I was
eventually sent (which I did not want) newspaper advertisements of
many different Traffic Regulation Orders, which purportedly
appeared to you, to satisfy my request – it didn’t.

After making further clarifications to you that I wanted the orders
and not the advertisements an impasse was in force by you.

I wrote to the Information Commissioners Office, giving them full
details of my request to you and the stage we were then at.

After a period of time, I was informed by the ICO as to what would
happen next.

Out of the blue on the 11 March 2011, I received from you some
Traffic Orders, many of which did not tie up with the newspaper ads
that you had sent to me previously. Some of the ads I might add
were not what I requested. There were many that were dated before
May 2008. Out of a total of 23 ads, 11 were pre may 2008.

Of the orders (20), which you sent to me after a very great length
of time, one is the consolidated order that came into force on 5th
May 2008. Of the other 19, it is very difficult to tie them in with
the adverts that you placed in newspapers. Therefore, I consider
that my request has still not been met.

On the 2nd December 2010, I was informed that 45 CPE amendment
orders from 5th May 2008 to 24th August 2009. Before the 24th
August an new order came into force.

This order comes into operation on 2 February 2009 and may be cited
as “Devon County Council
(Traffic Regulation & On-Street Parking Places) Order 2009”

I presume that the 45 amendment orders that you have mentioned were
prepared and advertised before the 2nd February 2009, That I would
hazard a calculated guess is what I require - where are they?

This is not a new request it is an attempt to once more obtain the
public records of my original request.

If you are not able to satisfy my request, could you please provide
me with your reasons for not doing so promptly?

Having consulted with some members of Devon County Council and who
are aware of my request, are wondering now what qualifications
those that work in the FOI office possess and whether it is time
for a change.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Devon County Council

8 April 2011

Dear Mr Harry

Information Request 00738

I am in receipt of your recent email below that has been passed to me as
the Freedom of Information request Independent Reviewing Officer for the
council.

Devon County Council has received a large number of request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act for information
pertaining to such orders, and as such, I am conducting a full review of
the handling of these requests under this legislation. I note the issues
that you have faced with your series of requests and I acknowledge the
existence of procedural failings, which I will be addressing as part of a
review of your recent request review.

There have clearly been issues relating to the interpretation and
understanding of information that you have requested, which has been
regrettable. However, mindful of the need to press ahead and resolve
this issue, I propose to liaise with officers who are an authority on
these matter with a view to addressing the information you have
requested. I understand that there are moves currently in place to
actively publish more Traffic Regulation Orders, which I will clarify with
you by the end of next week.

Please rest assured that the issues that you have faced gaining access to
this information are in no way a deliberate attempt to refuse you access,
but have arisen as a result of a lack of understanding of the subject
matter on the part of the Freedom of Information team.

I will be meeting with officers next week with the view to providing you
with a substantive response to the components you have raised in your
email below by the end of next week.

Should you have any further queries in relation to your request before
this time, I invite you to contact me directly via the details below, and
I will be happy to assist further wherever I can.

Once again on behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for the delays
which have resulted from your request.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Independent Freedom of Information Review Officer
Freedom of Information Team
 
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Devon County Council

28 April 2011

Dear Mr Harry

Information Request 00738 - Internal Review

Following my recent email to you (below) I have concluded my review of the
handling of your Freedom of Information Act response, and I intend to
outline my findings below;

Chronology

In the interest of providing clarity concerning the history of your
request and correspondence, I have highlighted the chronology below;

. 24^th October 2010 - Original request received
. 28^th October 2010 [10:25] - First clarification sought
. 28^th October 2010 [16:53] - First clarification received
. 4^th November 2010 [14:30] - Further clarification sought
. 4^th November 2010 [21:53] - Further clarification received
. 2^nd December 2010 - Partial Response
. 3^rd December 2010 [10:23] - Response 1
. 3^rd December 2010 [10:26] - Response 2
. 3^rd December 2010 [10:30] - Response 3
. 13^th December 2010 - Internal Review Request
. 13^th January 2011 - Internal Review Response
. 14^th January 2011 - Reworded request
. 11^th March 2011 - Reworded request response
. 29^th March 2011 - Internal review of reworded request

Review Response

Please note that upon reviewing the history of your request I note that
there has been substantial issues of interpretation regarding the
information you have requested. I have liaised with the officers
responsible for the compilation of your response and I am led to believe
that there has been some difficulty interpreting the exact information
that you required in your request.

You will note from our responses of the 3^rd December 2010 that you were
provided newspaper advertisements which advertise traffic order proposals
prior to the 24^th August 2009 Traffic Regulations and On-Street Parking
places consolidation amendment order 2009. This was in response to your
clarified request of the 4^th November in which you state..."The 2009
0rder, included TRO's made since the introduction of the 2008 TRO.

On the 24th August a (Consolidation) amendment order was produced.
I want to know how many orders were made prior to 24th August 2009, where
are they and can I have the paper advertisements that went with the
proposal of each order?"

I understand from colleagues that the principle issue here has been that
there were 20 traffic orders that were made from 5^th May 2008 to the 2nd
February 2009 which have subsequently been provided to you in our response
of 11^th March 2011. However there were 45 orders made prior to the
consolidation amendment order of 24^th August 2009

It is my understanding that Devon County Council has therefore provided
you with newspaper advertisements covering the period of 5^th May 2008 to
August 2009 but not all of the orders that are associated with each of the
advertisements. I believe the reason for this was that the Legal Services
Department had worked to a timeframe as defined in your clarification of
4^th November 2010, and this was the reason for you receiving the 20
traffic orders, which covers the orders for the period 5^th May 2008 to
2^nd February 2009 (date of the 2009 Devon wide TRO referred to in your
clarification on 13^th January).

Further to the above, I understand that the remaining 25 orders, (which
form part of the 45 CPE orders previously mentioned) were enacted after
the 2^nd February 2009 and therefore did not form part of our original
response, as these fell outside of the scope of our interpretation of your
clarification of the 4^th November 2010.

I also note from your internal review response dated 29^th March 2011 that
you have raised the issue of the advertisement of the 45 CPE orders, where
you state..."I presume that the 45 amendment orders that you have
mentioned were prepared and advertised before the 2^nd February 2009, that
I would hazard a guess is what I require - where are they?"

From carrying out this review, I have been advised that the average amount
of time to enact an order is upwards of 6 months. For this reason, some
of the adverts placed do not subsequently have orders enacted. This would
explain the difficulty in reconciling adverts placed against orders
supplied in our original response.

Procedural matters

In concluding this review, it is clear that the issues that have arisen
have resulted from difficulties of interpreting what it was you had
requested.

In carrying forward this review, the Freedom of Information team has put
in train a series of remedial works that is hoped will improve the
openness and transparency relating to the process of publishing revoked
traffic regulation orders.

Devon County Council is now in the process of seeking an IT solution
whereby all revoked traffic orders will be made available on the council's
website. This is hoped will address some of the numerous queries that the
council has received regarding these orders.

Further to the above, I also note the council's original response of the
3^rd December 2010 in which you were provided with newspaper
advertisements and no traffic orders. This was as a result of our
interpretation of your clarification of 4^th November. From receiving
your most recent internal review request, it is now clear that you wish to
be provided with these orders.

Moving forward

It is clear from review of your request(s) and internal review, that you
require sight of all of the 45 civil parking enforcement orders between
the dates of 5^th May 2008 and 24^th August 2009. To date you are in
receipt of the 20 orders made which cover the period 5^th May 2008 to 2^nd
February 2009, however if it is your further wish to receive sight of
these additional 25 orders, please confirm this fact with me, and the
council will process this request further.

Outstanding issues

Should you decide for Devon County Council to supply you with the
additional 25 orders as described above, I would ask that you confirm this
fact, so that we may process this request accordingly. I would propose to
handle this issue as a separate request for the purposes of providing
clarity to both parties concerned.

I hope the information contained in this review explains the difficulties
that have arisen from the handling of your request, and I trust the
explanations contained herein demonstrate the council's willingness to
resolve these issues. On behalf of Devon County Council I apologise for
the delay in providing this response you.

Further to the above, I would like to thank you for being part of the
process that has enabled us to set in train improvements to our practices
and procedures. I am sure these improvements will be of benefit to both
the public and the County Council in future.

If your complaint is not resolved to your complete satisfaction, you have
the right to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer
 
Devon County Council
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From: Peter Harry

13 May 2011

Dear Freedom of Information Office - Mailbox,
It is regrettable that I find myself replying in this way to your
last posting to me.

I have emphasised some type in red to draw your attention to it.

The handling of my request to you has quite frankly been abysmal.

1. A pattern has emerged where it appears that you are unsure as to
what is required – yet from your response to me 13 January 2011,
you clearly showed me that you were perfectly clear as to what I
had requested. YOU WROTE:- “ I repeat that there have been 45
orders between 2008 and 2009 and 75 between 2009 and 2010”. Where
has 75 between 2009 and 2010 been a repeat of? – That is something
new.

2. Some councillors have looked at my request and cannot for the
life of them see why you are so confused. But I can, you are not
confused, you have deliberately made attempts to obstruct the
passage of my request from the outset. There is it appears some
hidden agenda that has prevented you from fulfilling my request.
28th October 2010 you wanted clarification as to whether or not I
wanted permanent or temporary traffic orders or both, you made no
further clarification requirements in your request for any other
part of my request. I replied 28th October 2010 and gave an
example. You then sought more clarification concerning revoked
orders – where did I make a request for revoked orders?
Nevertheless I told you on 28th October 2010 and set out for
further clarity at that time. 29th October 2010 you understood my
request, because you made no further request for clarification.

3. You clearly understood my request yet further tried to muddy the
waters by referring to revoked orders. Let me make that plain for
you to understand. I have the 2008 TRO in its entirety that came
into force on the 5th May 2008. The 2009 order which came into
force 28th August 2009, clearly states at the end of the
preliminaries, “Revocations
121 Devon County Council (Traffic Regulation & On-Street Parking
Places) Order 2008 and all orders made subsequently under the Act
of 1984 that amended that order are revoked in their entirety and
any other instrument made under the Act of 1984 (or previous
applicable Act) is revoked insofar as it relates to any parking
restrictions on the lengths of road in this order provided that any
current orders made under sections 9 and 10 of the 1984 Act (i.e.
experimental orders) are to remain in force until they expire or
are revoked”. Therefore, the 2008 Order has been revoked. If I have
the 2008 0rder and it has been replaced by another Order, (In this
case by the order made 28 August 2010) it follows that everything
in the 2008 Order are now revoked Orders. That is why I did not
require them – I already have them.

4. It would appear that when you require further clarification, I
have provided it in a way that I thought made it clear as to what I
required, but you still did not think it was clear enough.

5. In a reply I made 28th October 2010, the third paragraph opened
it up to make it clear as to what I required.

6. Again you required clarification, I could not make it any
clearer than I did 28th October 2010 third paragraph, but again I
did on the 4th November 2010.

7. You understood at 2nd December 2010, you then told me that DCC
had made 45 amendment orders between 5th May 2008 and 24th August
2009. GOOD! But an excuse was made that total size excludes your
email limit and a request was made for my address. On 2nd December
2010, I told you how you could send those attachments. I also gave
you a free option for you to use when you had big files to send by
email, that option was declined.

8. On 3rd December 2010 I was sent newspaper adverts for various
orders but not any of the 45 amendment orders mentioned 2nd
December 2010 and on 16th January 2011, I again made sure you knew
what was required. When an order is made it say’s, “all previous
orders are revoked”. That is where you have become confused.
Had you sent to me the 45 amendment orders, instead of just the
paper ads that were supposed to have gone with them but didn’t,
then that may have been the end of the matter, but it wasn’t. You
had sent me 20 orders in two parts 3 and 17, so bang went your
email limit which was used as an excuse – remember? That was what
is now claimed to be only up to 2nd February 2009. You claimed
there were 45 orders between May 2008 and August 2009, yet you are
only providing me with orders up to February 2009. I do not know
why 2nd February 2009 has suddenly appeared. In my response to you
29th March, I presumed that the 45 amendment orders were up to 2nd
February 2009. It now transpires that what you told me on the 2nd
December 2010 regarding the 45 orders, wasn’t correct, if it was,
why am I only getting 20 orders up to 2nd February 2009?

9. Fast forward to 8th April 2011, you said you would reply by the
end of the next week that would make it by the 15th April 2011.
That date came and went.

10. You have now sent to me on 28th April 2011 your reply, which at
best can only be described as excuses the like of which I have
never seen before.

11. In that reply you wrote:-

I understand from colleagues that the principle issue here has
been that
there were 20 traffic orders that were made from 5^th May
2008 to the 2nd
February 2009 which have subsequently been provided
to you in our response
of 11^th March 2011. However there were 45
orders made prior to the
consolidation amendment order of 24^th
August 2009.

12. If there were 45 orders made between 5th May 2008 and the 24th
August 2009, why are you making me make a further request for the
other 25 to add to the 20 you have already sent to me? Further, DCC
have not sent to me all the newspaper ads appertaining to the
orders that you have sent, but we are slowly getting there. In my
reply to you 29th March 2011, I explained to you that the ads did
not tie up with the orders.

13. I had no idea how many orders were made when I initially made
my request, you told me there were 45 made between May 2008 and
24th August 2009 and it was those orders that I required. It would
appear to me that it is a simple task to forward to me the 45
orders that you CLAIM were made between May 2008 and August 2009. I
am still waiting.

In the meantime, I have placed the matter in the hands of the
information commissioner.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Harry

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Dear Peter Harry
Information Request 00738

Further to recent correspondence with the Information Commissioner's
Office regarding the above request, please note that Devon County Council
have considered our response further, and on balance, have agreed that in
the interest of bringing your request to a mutually satisfactory
conclusion, that we will disclose all outstanding Traffic Regulation
Orders pursuant to your request.

Hereto please find Devon County Council's response to your request
attached.
I hope this information is of assistance to you, and I trust this brings
your request to a satisfactory conclusion.
Yours sincerely

Martin Lawrence
Corporate Information Governance Officer

Devon County Council

Strategic Intelligence
Room L10
County Hall

Exeter
EX2 4QD
Tel: 01392 384674

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