Dear Surrey County Council,

I note with interest under your ref, Application Number RE/20/2515 Development Affecting Roads.

Your consultant notes the application referred "would have no material impact on the safety and operation of the adjoining public highway."

Furthermore, it is also confirmed there to be an agreement of "the scope of the study to the developers consultant."

REQUEST:

Please can you publish details of this study ie the report filed by your consultant which would be in the public interest, being this matter is important, a submission of 100 words (already in the public domain) is merely a summary of the decisions made with no rational as to how your consultant arrived at these decisions

Further, would you be so kind to send a copy of "the scope of the study" please

CAVEAT:

Am happy the be in receipt of redacted documents and if required, will make payment to Surrey County Council for said material

Yours faithfully,

Mr M P Hay

Information request
Our reference: 1021049
Your reference: [FOI #714519 email]
 
 
 
Dear Mr Hay
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
RE: IR - Planning Application RE/20/2515 Development Affecting Roads. 
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 27
December 2020
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and we aim to send a response by 26 January 2021.
 
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all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
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to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
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Information request
Our reference: 1021049
Your reference: [FOI #714519 email]
 
Dear Mr Hay
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 27 December 2020.

You requested:

I note with interest under your ref, Application Number RE/20/2515
Development Affecting Roads. 

Your consultant notes the application referred "would have no material
impact on the safety and operation of the adjoining public highway." 

Furthermore, it is also confirmed there to be an agreement of "the scope
of the study to the developers consultant." 

REQUEST: 

Please can you publish details of this study ie the report filed by your
consultant which would be in the public interest, being this matter is
important, a submission of 100 words (already in the public domain) is
merely a summary of the decisions made with no rational as to how your
consultant arrived at these decisions 

Further, would you be so kind to send a copy of "the scope of the study"
please 

CAVEAT: 

Am happy the be in receipt of redacted documents and if required, will
make payment to Surrey County Council for said material  

 

This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

I can confirm that Surrey County Council holds the information you
requested. However we are withholding that information since we consider
that the following exemptions apply to it.

As stated in Part II of the Act, 43 (2), at present, the information
requested is categorised as information that is exempt as its disclosure
under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial
interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).  

In applying this exemption, we have had to balance the public interest in
withholding the information against the interest in favour of disclosure.
The public interest in this context means the public good, not what is of
interest to the public.  We considered the following factors when coming
to our conclusion.

Factors in favour of disclosure

As stated in Part II of the Act, 43 (2), at present, the information
requested is categorised as information that is exempt as its disclosure
under this Act would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial
interests of any person (including the public authority holding it).

Factors in favour of withholding

Any documents submitted as part of a planning application will be made
publicly available on the Council's Planning Portal following validation
of an application, but at this stage the documents associated with the
crematorium remain commercially confidential.

In all the circumstances of the case and the harm outlined above, the
public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest
in disclosing the information.

​Please quote the reference number 1021049 in any future communications​.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within 40 working days of the date of receipt of the response to
your original letter and should be addressed to:

Freedom of Information Officer
Law and Governance
Surrey County Council
County Hall
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2DN
[email address]

If you are still dissatisfied with the Council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0330 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

I will now close your request as of this date.

Yours sincerely
 
Matthew Strong
TDP
 
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