FOI request detail

Changes to Lido Junction, West Ealing

Request ID: FOI-4555-2324
Date published: 09 April 2024

You asked

Please can you provide copies of all feedback by TfL to Ealing Council since 2019 about the proposed changes to Lido Junction, West Ealing. The junction forms part of the West Ealing Liveable Neighbourhood plan. Many thanks,

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-4555-2324

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8 March 2024 asking for information about changes to Lido Junction.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy. 

I can confirm that we hold the information you require. However, we are applying Regulation 12(4)(b) as we believe that the request is ‘manifestly unreasonable’ because providing the information you have requested would impose unreasonable costs on us and require an unreasonable diversion of resources.

You have requested all feedback sent to Ealing Council for the proposed changes to Lido Junction over a 5 year period. There is no single source for this information. It would take an excessive amount of time and resources to locate correspondence that may fall within the scope of your request, and then extract and manually review each search result to determine whether it is relevant to your request, which would place an unreasonable burden on us. It would be a significant distraction from our work managing the TfL network, requiring re-allocation of already limited resources and placing an unacceptable burden on a small number of personnel. We do wish to clarify that whilst we consider that your request falls under regulation 12(4)(b), this does not reflect a conclusion that it has been your intention to deliberately place an undue burden on our resources.
The use of this exception is subject to a public interest test, which requires us to consider whether the public interest in applying the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosure. We recognise that the release of information would promote accountability and transparency in public services and may help address your concerns. However, the time it would take to provide the information you have requested would divert a disproportionate amount of our resources from its core functions and as we have already released a lot of material to you on this matter, on balance we consider that the public interest currently favours the use of the exception.
We will consider your request again, if you are able to narrow its scope so that we can more easily locate, retrieve and extract the information you are seeking. 

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

Yours sincerely,

Mary Abidakun
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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