FOI request detail

Silvertown Tunnel internal and external correspondence.

Request ID: FOI-3531-1819
Date published: 25 April 2019

You asked

Please give full details and content of all TfL internal email & written correspondence and email and written correspondence with individuals in the Mayor's Office that mention, or relate in any way to answering/responding to: 1) Any email that I may have sent to David Rowe regarding the Silvertown Tunnel. 2) Any email that I may have sent to Val Shawcross, Nick Bowes or Heidi Alexander regarding the Silvertown Tunnel that might have been forwarded fully or in part to TfL for any reason. 3) Any submission I made to the Planning Inspectorate inquiry on the Silvertown Tunnel 4) Any requests that the Planning Inspectorate made to TfL during the enquiry for further details on 1) the initial option selection for the Silvertown Tunnel and 2) the modelling of the tolling of Blackwall Tunnel alone. Thanks

We answered

Our ref: FOI-3531-1819

Thank you for your request received on 24 March 2019 asking for information relating to Silvertown Tunnel.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold some of the information you require.

An email search for correspondence to or from David Rowe where your name, and Silvertown were mentioned, for the dates in question, has identified the attached emails. Some emails involving Heidi Alexander, Val Shawcross or Nick Bowes were identified, but we may not have sight of all of these as they are not on TfL email accounts. You may wish to contact the GLA to see if they hold more relevant emails.

Please note that in accordance with TfL’s obligations under Data Protection legislation some personal data, such as the names of non-TfL staff, and direct email addresses and phone numbers have been removed, as required by section 40(2) of the FOI Act. We have also removed your name from the documents, as all responses to FOI requests are published on our website. 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’.

All submissions we made to the Planning Inspectorate and requests from them for information are already in the public domain and can be found at:

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.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


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