Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format

Mr Wilde made this Freedom of Information request to South Kesteven District Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, South Kesteven District Council should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear South Kesteven District Council,

Is the council's set of Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) indexed in digital form?

If so, please may I have a copy of all the data relating to TPOs from any databases you hold regarding them. One or more CSV exports would be ideal.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Wilde

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Wilde

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1063970

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 29/06/2017.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Executive Manager

Paul Thomas

Executive Manager Growth & Development

01476 406080

[email address]

Business Manager(s)

Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080

[email address]

If the information is held by the Council, you will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of 20 working days (27/07/2017), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let us know.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact us at:

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St. Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)

Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080

[email address]

*CM+DINACK+C60891*

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr WILDE

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1063970

Your request for information has now been considered. However unfortunately we do not hold the information and your request cannot be met.

With regard to the disclosure of information in respect of your enquiry regarding Tree Preservation Orders, we do not hold this information in a format that can be easily retrieved and we would need to interrogate a great deal of information in order to retrieve the information required. Consequently, I have to inform you that under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act a local authority can refuse to comply with a request for information where in order to comply with the request the cost would be in excess of £450 (this is calculated on an hourly fee of £25.00 per hour). This exemption under the Freedom of Information Act is in recognition that a request that causes a drain on a Councils time, energy and finances to the extent that it negatively affects normal public functions is to be avoided.

In order to deal with this matter, you may wish to refine your request to be more specific or provide greater clarity about what information is being sought. Alternatively, you may wish to focus your requests on matters which would not take more than 18 hours of time to locate, retrieve and extract the required information.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peters Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)

Justin Johnson or Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080 ext: 6392 or 6388

[email address]

[email address]

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.

Dear Customer Services,

Thank you very much for your swift reply, I perhaps should have been more specific with my first email. I am not looking for copies of the individual TPOs I am looking for a database with the geographical information relating to the trees subject to TPOs. Do you have this data available?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Wilde

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Wilde

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1075752

I acknowledge your request for information received into the Legal & Democratic Services on 20/07/2017.

Your request for information has been placed before:-

Executive Manager

Paul Thomas

Executive Manager Growth & Development

01476 406080

[email address]

Business Manager(s)

Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080

[email address]

If the information is held by the Council, you will receive the information requested within the statutory time scale of 20 working days (17/08/2017), subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested. There will be an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If appropriate, the information may be provided in paper copy, normal font size. If you require alternative formats, e.g. language, audio, large print, etc. then please let us know.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact us at:

South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St. Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Business Manager(s)

Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080

[email address]

*CM+DINACK+C60891*

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.

Customer Services, South Kesteven District Council

Dear Mr Wilde

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Reference No: 1075752

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 20/07/2017 16:20:24. Our response is as follows:

Unfortunately we do not hold the information you require in an easily accessible format. Information relating to our TPOs is held on a large mapping layer in our planning database which we use to locate a specific site and then view the TPOs applicable to that site. As previously advised, it would involve a considerable amount of work for us to extract each individual TPO from the mapping layer and compile this into a database which you could use.

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact:

Customer Services
South Kesteven District Council

Council Offices

St Peter's Hill

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6PZ

Telephone: 01476 406080
Fax: 01476 406000

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Fax: 01625 524510

Website: www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Justin Johnson or Sylvia Bland

Principal Planner

01476 406080 ext: 6392 or 6388

[email address]

[email address]

The information contained in this e-mail along with any attachments may be confidential, legally privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended for the named individual(s) or entity who is/are the only authorised recipient(s). If this message has reached you in error please notify the sender immediately and delete it without review.

Email is not secure and may contain viruses. We make every effort to ensure email is sent without viruses, but cannot guarantee this and recommends recipients take appropriate precautions. We may monitor email traffic data and content in accordance with our policies and English law.

Dear Justin or Sylvia,

Thank you for your swift response and the information provided it is greatly appreciated. I will take the data in any format, please do not worry about accessibility.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Wilde