Tree Root Barrier Carlyle Road Cambridge

Richard Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

It has been reported that Cambridgeshire County Council refused permission for a root barrier to be installed under the road / pavement of Carlyle Road in Cambridge. The purpose of such a barrier would be seek to prevent alleged structural damage caused by the City Council's London plane trees in Alexandra Gardens.

Could you please release any information held relating of the consideration of any request for permission to install such a barrier and copies of any correspondence on the subject.

The information may be filed in relation to the address of 13 Holland Street Cambridge.

Regards,

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Background to this request is available at:

http://www.rtaylor.co.uk/information-rel...

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Taylor

Re: Environmental Information Request ref 843320

Thank you for your email of 4 October 2010 in which you requested
information about a tree root barrier in Carlye Road.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004. In accordance with the Regulations, the
Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this
instance, by 1 November 2010.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to
fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the
reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this
request.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Withey
Information Governance Officer

RES1405
Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall
Cambridge
CB3 0AP

01223 729164

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Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Cambridgeshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Tree Root Barrier Carlyle Road Cambridge', which you assigned the reference: "Environmental Information Request ref 843320".

I believe the information is in fact held by the County Council on the grounds:

1. At a public meeting on the Friday the 15th of October 2010 Councillor Rupert Moss-Eccardt explained the council's reasons for refusing a request to install a root barrier.

2. A letter from Cambridge City Council's Principal Arboricultural Officer to residents objecting to tree felling on Alexandra Gardens stated: "The Highway Authority will not allow the installation of a root barrier within the carriageway."

I have made that letter available at:
http://rtaylor.co.uk/files/alexandra-gnd...

I understand it is possible that the council's decision, and subsequent communication with both the councillor and City Council may have not resulted in any recorded information being created. I would like clarification on if that is the case.

I also note that the council's acknowledgement and response both misspelt "Carlyle Road" and wonder if a search has been undertaken for the wrong area?

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,

Richard Taylor

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Mr Taylor
It has come to our attention as a result of your Twitter feed that you
submitted a request for review via Whatdotheyknow.com on 24 October
2010.
Unfortunately, the email from Whatdotheyknow.com was not received by the
County Council. We are currently looking into the reasons why.
The request is now being considered in line with the Environmental
Information Regulations and I hope to have a response for you shortly.
In the interim, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience
caused.
Kind regards
Sandra Taylor
Corporate Information Manager.

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