Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
Whitchurch Heath Common, Shropshire
Shropshire Council reject Tony Barnett's request for information
Says the Information Governance Team, Shropshire Council
Your understanding is that on application to the planning department, to develop/alter property, the correct information to show ownership/title deeds are required to be disclosed/accompany each application.
1. What evidence was disclosed to show legal ownership of the following land during applications for planning:
2. Legal documentation to allow planning consent for the unlawful impediments, ie gates, ditches, the felling of trees and shrubs, the ploughing and burning on the common land, in fact all legal documentation disclosed to this councils planning office.
The request was considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 because the information requested is of an environmental nature. For more information about these Regulations, please follow the link below: http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/foi.nsf/open/9590DF06F6236AC0802570CE00311FEA
When a planning application is submitted, the applicant or agent, is required as part of the validation process to sign a form, which indicates the nature of the applicants interest in the building or land. This may be as owner, tenant, lease holder or prospective purchaser.
The Certificates are included with each application, and are available to view via the online planning register : http://planningpa.shropshire.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=weeklyList
However the Council will not have documentation as requested, as permissions for works on common (which doesn’t include tree felling/ploughing & burning) are dealt with by the planning inspectorate and prior to them by DEFRA and all the consents will be on their website.
The information you requested is exempt from disclosure under Regulation 12(4)(a) – Information not held.
In accordance with the Regulations this letter is a refusal notice to your request
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more