FOI request detail

FOI request regarding dubious scaffold on red route

Request ID: FOI-1025-2021
Date published: 06 October 2020

You asked

Dear TfL, Scaffold was erected with TfL's permission on the Streatham High Road red route outside Century House (SW16 ER) in November last year. The licence reference is TFL10474. Can you please send me copies of all incoming and outgoing correspondence between TfL and the building's managing agent (Houston Lawrence Management Ltd), contractor (Peter Burton Ltd) and freeholder (Century House Freehold Ltd)? As a resident in the building, I'd like to know what's going on and why the scaffold (that wasn't needed in the first place) is still here 10 months later.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1025-2021/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 September 2020 asking for information about scaffolding on Streatham High Road.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Please find attached copies of the correspondence between TfL and the building's managing agent (Houston Lawrence Management Ltd), contractor (Peter Burton Ltd) and freeholder (Century House Freehold Ltd) between 1 July 2019 and 9 September 2020 as requested.

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection legislation personal data has been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. This is because disclosure of this personal data would be a breach of the legislation, specifically the first principle which requires all processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would not be fair to disclose this personal information when the individuals have no expectation it would be disclosed and TfL has not satisfied one of the conditions which would make the processing ‘fair’.

Please note we have included a couple of emails at the end of the attached document, which, whilst not captured by your request due to the date range and the recipients, we believe would be of interest to you as they show the latest situation regarding the scaffolding.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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