FOI request (FOIR-415236167)
Environmental information relating to any concerns raised about the location of Traveller sites in hazardous or polluted locations
Requested Wed 13 April 2022
Responded Tue 26 April 2022
Please could you provide the following information on socially rented Traveller sites in your local authority area for the five full calendar years between 2017 and 2021. This includes all sites owned and managed by the local authority or by a housing association, but not private sites. For any 'yes' answers, please specify in your answer which site the answer refers to, for example 'Mary Street, Bradford'.
For the purposes of this request, this is made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
If you are unable to provide five years of information within the FOI/EIR cost limits, please prioritise 2021 and work backwards in reverse chronological order.
1a. Have you received any environmental complaints from residents or other parties, including council officers, between 2017 and 2021? Please respond with a 'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years.
1b. For any 'Yes' answers, please list how many complaints you received by type for each calendar year. For example, 2017 - Total: 18 - 8 complaints for vermin, 2 from odour from refuse dump, 1 for noise, 3 for insects, 1 for dust, 2 for air pollution, 1 for flooding and so on.
2a. Between 2017 and 2021, has the council measured air or noise pollution, or taken soil samples to test for contamination? Please respond with a 'Yes' or 'No' answer for each of the five years for air, soil and noise separately. For example, 2017 - Noise pollution - Yes, Soil - No, Air pollution - Yes.
2b. For any 'Yes' answers, please state whether or not pollution or contamination exceeded legal or recommended levels, or was higher than the local authority area average on the site at any point through each year. Please give as much detail as you can, such as the month the breach occurred. For example, 2017 - Noise pollution exceeded legal or recommended levels in March, air pollution exceeded legal level.
Hastings Borough Council holds no information on socially rented traveller sites as we do not have any such sites within the Borough.
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