FOI request detail

Cross Rail proposals in Teddington TW11; compulsory purchase of gardens of properties in Fairfax Road

Request ID: FOI-0552-1718
Date published: 03 August 2017

You asked

Please disclose plans for compulsory purchase of property/gardens in Fairfax Road tw11 9da to enable building of shunting yard. Please include dates for public consultation and estimates of compensation amounts. Please disclose any option papers which consider alternatives to this location for the shunting yards (e,g. Existing yards at nearby Strawberry Hill).

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0552-1718

Thank you for your email received by us on 02 June 2017 asking for information about Crossrail 2.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.

However we are not obliged to provide the requested information as it is subject to a statutory exception to the right of access to information under Regulation 12(4)(d), which provides that a public authority may refuse to disclose information that relates to material which is in the course of completion, to unfinished documents or to incomplete data. The proposed route details, including those for shunting yards, are currently incomplete and will be published at the start of the next consultation, the date of which is to be confirmed.

This exception is subject to a public interest test, which requires us to assess whether the public interest in applying the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In this instance, it is considered that the public interest favours the finalisation of the information, after all relevant factors can be taken into account, rather than the disclosure of information which does not accurately reflect any amendments that might still be made.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Paulina Tuffour
FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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