Vegetation management on the Hertford North Line

K Heather made this Freedom of Information request to Network Rail Limited

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Dear Network Rail Limited,

I have been informed that all the trees / bushes / vegetation within 6.5 metres of the tracks on the Hertford North Line are to be removed as they constitute a fire risk and safety risk due to the nearby electrified train lines.

Please consider this a request for information under Section 5 of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 as defined by Section 2(1)

I would like to see all risk assessments and reports which concluded that this plant life should be removed for safety and fire risk reasons.

I would also like to see all environmental impact assessments.

Under your Section 9 duty to advise and assist I would expect you to contact me asap should you feel the request not clear or so that you can assist me to refine it should you otherwise feel it is excessive or would engage the cost limit exception.

Yours faithfully,
K Heather

FOI, Network Rail Limited

Reference number: FOI2019/01384

Dear K Heather

Information request

Your correspondence was received by Network Rail on 24 November 2019. I can confirm that your request is being processed under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). I will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible and in any event by 23 December 2019.

On occasion we may need to consult with third parties about requests, in line with the recommendations in the Code of Practice issued by the Cabinet Office.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Anisha Pandya | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 07734650876
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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FOI, Network Rail Limited

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Reference number: FOI2019/01384

Dear K Heather

Please find attached our response to your Freedom of Information request.

Please note, the Updated Bird Survey document has been completed electronically by engineers. This has distorted the quality of the document. I have made my colleagues aware of this who are looking into methods of retrieving a better quality version. I am happy to send this over to you, once my colleagues have managed to do this. Please advise if this would be useful.

If you have any queries please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Najea Begum | Information Officer
Freedom of Information | Legal & Corporate Services

Network Rail | 1st Floor | Willen Building | The Quadrant: MK
Elder Gate | Milton Keynes | MK9 1EN
Telephone: 01908 782405 |
Email: [Network Rail request email]
Web: http://www.networkrail.co.uk/foi/

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