Dear Carmarthenshire Council,
On 23 May 2019, I sent the following FoIA request via whatdotheyknow.com to the Natural Resources Body for Wales.

"I shall be grateful if you will let me know what works Natural Resources for Wales has done with Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Ltd at Machynys on water voles and when that was."

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/w...

Ultimately, I received the response that none of the data had been retained.

In its Internal Review, NRBW offered to forward the original request to the local Planning Authority, which I accepted. On 20 September, its actions and your address was confirmed to me.

Assuming that Carmarthenshire County Council received my forwarded request on or before that date, its reply is due no later than 21 October 2019. But, I have not received an acknowledgement.

Kindly confirm that you have received my FoIA request

"I shall be grateful if you will let me know what works Natural Resources for Wales has done with Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Ltd at Machynys on water voles and when that was."

along with an expected response date.

You will have seen from the NRBW response that certain follow-up actions were promised but not conducted. Did the Planning Department or any other department of Carmarthenshire Council apply caveats to its Permission and were these actioned, please?

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

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diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

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– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

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cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

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FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr. Hutchinson

Your request was received on the 18th September reference number above, a response will be provided to you on or before the 16th October.
Thank you

Julie John
Information Officer
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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Dear FOIA,

thank you!

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

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Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson,

I refer to your request for information, which is received attention.

I do apologise for not contacting you sooner about this, however, we do need some clarification from you regarding the precise information you require, so that we can respond accurately and comprehensively.

The information held by the Council in relation to your request will in all likelihood be in relation to Planning Applications. I would therefore be grateful if you could look over the list below and confirm which application(s)/development(s) your request is concerned with:

S/32273 - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF 70 DWELLINGS (AMENDMENT OF PREVIOUSLY APPROVED SCHEME FOR 52 DWELLINGS) - Full Granted – 20/01/2016

S/29981 - DISCHARGE OF CONDITION NO 2 ON S/19474 (APPROVAL OF EXTERNAL FINISHES) - Discharge of Planning Condition Granted 23/05/2014

S/29593 - DISCHARGE CONDITIONS 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 AND 18 FROM PLANNING PERMISSION S/19474 - Discharge of Planning Condition Granted 11/04/2014

S/19474 - CONSTRUCTION OF 206 RESIDENTIAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, PARKING, LANDSCAPING AND ALL ASSOCIATED BUILDING AND ENGINEERING OPERATIONS, TOGETHER WITH THE DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS NUMBERS 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 AND 11 ATTACHED TO OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION S/15971 - Reserved Matters Granted 13/12/2013

S/15973 - ENGINEERING OPERATIONS TO PROVIDE FLOOD ATTENUATION MEASURES, LAND RE-PROFILING, AND NEW WETLAND HABITAT - Full Granted - Committee 08/11/2007

S/15971 - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - Outline Granted - Committee 20/03/2008
S106 Signed - Affordable Housing / Education

LL/01577 - MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF HOUSING, GOLF DRIVING RANGE, HOTEL CONVENIENCE STORE AND RETIREMENT HOME - OUTLINE APPROVED - 18/07/2002

S/01840 - CONSTRUCTION OF GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE WITH ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND WATER FEATURES BEING PART OF THE MILLENNIUM COASTAL PARK DEVELOPMENT - Full Granted - Committee 23/08/1999

S/00821 - EXECUTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, GOLF COURSE, CYCLEWAY, FOOTPATHS AND SEA MARSH VILLAGE COMPRISING HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION - County Permission Under Regulation 3 09/10/1997

S/00091 - MILLENNIUM COASTAL PARK II - PROVISION OF 9 HOLE GOLF COURSE, LANDSCAPED PARKLAND, PONDS, HABITAT CREATION, PROMENADE, CYCLEWAY, FOOTPATHS, LOOKOUT POINTS, VISITOR FACILITIES, CAR PARKING AND ASSOCIATED LAND RECLAMATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS - County Permission Under Regulation 3 25/11/1996

D5/13159 - EXECUTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A GOLF COURSE - APPROVED- 21/01/1991

D5/10580 - MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE - APPROVED - 16/05/1988

This will help us in dealing with your request and if you need any assistance with this, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information Governance & Complaints Manager
ICT & Corporate Policy
Chief Executive’s Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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John H Hutchinson

Dear FOIA,
I am unable to access the documents.

Please provide e-links.

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr. Hutchinson

Please see attached. Please note when entering the planning number into the search you must include the forward slash when you click on search by reference number.

http://online.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/eac...

Thank you

Julie

Julie John
Information Officer
ICT & Corporate Property/ TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Chief Executive’s Department/Adran Y Prif Weithredwr
Carmarthenshire County Council/Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Allanol/External (01267) 224498
Mewnol/Internal: 4498

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John H Hutchinson

Dear FOIA,

Thank you!
Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

John H Hutchinson

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Thank you for the list.

I shall be grateful if you will let me have the answers to my request
"I shall be grateful if you will let me know what works Natural Resources for Wales has done with Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Ltd at Machynys on water voles and when that was"
as relating to the following Planning Applications.

S/19474 - CONSTRUCTION OF 206 RESIDENTIAL HOUSES AND APARTMENTS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS, PARKING, LANDSCAPING AND ALL ASSOCIATED BUILDING AND ENGINEERING OPERATIONS, TOGETHER WITH THE DISCHARGE OF CONDITIONS NUMBERS 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 AND 11 ATTACHED TO OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION S/15971 - Reserved Matters Granted 13/12/2013

S/15973 - ENGINEERING OPERATIONS TO PROVIDE FLOOD ATTENUATION MEASURES, LAND RE-PROFILING, AND NEW WETLAND HABITAT - Full Granted - Committee 08/11/2007

S/15971 - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT - Outline Granted - Committee 20/03/2008
S106 Signed - Affordable Housing / Education

LL/01577 - MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF HOUSING, GOLF DRIVING RANGE, HOTEL CONVENIENCE STORE AND RETIREMENT HOME - OUTLINE APPROVED - 18/07/2002

S/01840 - CONSTRUCTION OF GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE WITH ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND WATER FEATURES BEING PART OF THE MILLENNIUM COASTAL PARK DEVELOPMENT - Full Granted - Committee 23/08/1999

S/00821 - EXECUTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, GOLF COURSE, CYCLEWAY, FOOTPATHS AND SEA MARSH VILLAGE COMPRISING HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION - County Permission Under Regulation 3 09/10/1997

S/00091 - MILLENNIUM COASTAL PARK II - PROVISION OF 9 HOLE GOLF COURSE, LANDSCAPED PARKLAND, PONDS, HABITAT CREATION, PROMENADE, CYCLEWAY, FOOTPATHS, LOOKOUT POINTS, VISITOR FACILITIES, CAR PARKING AND ASSOCIATED LAND RECLAMATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS - County Permission Under Regulation 3 25/11/1996

D5/13159 - EXECUTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WITHIN A GOLF COURSE - APPROVED- 21/01/1991

D5/10580 - MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE - APPROVED - 16/05/1988

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

Dear Carmarthenshire Council,

Please, may you let me know when I might expect your response?

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Diolch am eich ebost. Mae hwn yn derbyn sylw a bydd ymateb pellach yn cael
ei ddarparu cyn gynted â phosibl.

Os ydych yn gwneud cais am wybodaeth, bydd y cyfnodau isod yn berthnasol:

Deddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000/Rheoliadau Gwybodaeth Amgylcheddol 2004 - 20
diwrnod gwaith, oni bai bod angen eglurhad arnom ynghylch y wybodaeth yr
ydych yn gofyn amdano.

Rheoliad Diogelu Data Cyffredinol (ceisiadau am fynediad i ddata personol)
– un mis ar ôl derbyn y cais.

Os bydd angen eglurhad arnom ar unrhyw agwedd o’ch cais, byddwn yn
cysylltu â chi mor gynted ag y bo modd.

Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Thank you for your email. This is receiving attention and a further
response will be provided as soon as possible.

If you are making a request for information, the following timescales will
apply:

Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations 2004
- 20 working days, unless we need clarification regarding the information
you are seeking.

General Data Protection Regulation (requests for access to personal data)
– one month from the receipt of the request.

If we do need to clarify any aspect of your request, we will contact you
as soon as possible.

Information Governance Team
Carmarthenshire County Council

 

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson,

I refer to your request for information and our subsequent correspondence as below. We apologise for the considerable delay in responding to you on this matter.

In consultation with our Planning Services, we have now been able to ascertain that Carmarthenshire County Council does not hold any record of works that have been undertaken by NRW with Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Ltd.

However, I can confirm that habitat management works are planned by the Council, and are to be funded by Persimmon Homes Ltd. The works are due to commence this financial year.

We would also advise that Carmarthenshire Nature Partnership have also undertaken water vole enhancement works in the wider Llanelli area.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Rheolwr Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
TG a Pholisi Corfforaethol
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information Governance & Complaints Manager
ICT & Corporate Policy
Chief Executive’s Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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