Contact: Trish Wood
Tel: (01302) 736916
Fax: (01302) 737362
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request dated
information about the Earth Centre. Please find below Doncaster Council’s response to the questions you have raised.
1. Most recent details of any quarry expansion plans in the Borough of
Notice under Section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 - REFUSAL TO
The council has decided to refuse to disclose the information you have asked for under
Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This law allows us to refuse to disclose information through the Freedom of Information
Act process which is “reasonably accessible through another route”. This is called an
Why does the exemption apply in this case?
All information regarding Planning applications for quarry expansions and the
Development Plan (the Doncaster Unitary Development Plan), which contains policies
on quarries within the Minerals chapter and within Appendix 12, are within the public
domain. For your information, you can find information regarding planning applications
on the Council’s Public Access for Planning web page. You can see details of current
applications, monitor the progress of applications, submit comments on current
planning applications and search a constantly updated list of applications received and
decisions issued each week.
planning applications and decision notices issued by using the View Associated
Please use the link below to view details of applications:-
Please use the link below to view Decision Notices issued before
In addition, planning applications from 1979 to 2003 can be viewed on microfiche, To
make an appointment, please telephone TSI Local Searches on 01302 734864/734940
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application case files from 2004 to
form at the offices of Development and Planning at the address at the bottom of this
letter. To make an appointment to view paper files, please telephone 01302 734859.
You can also find information regarding the Doncaster UDP on the Council's website.
Please use the link below to view the UDP:-
The Doncaster Local Development Framework will also contain policies regarding
quarries. The documents that have been published to date can be viewed on the
Council's website. Please use the link below to view the LDF pages:-
2. Details of Earth Centre Ownership
Doncaster Council is the freehold owner of the land.
3. Details of DMBC agreements to maintain the Earth Centre for educational purposes
There are no agreements.
4. Details of all documents held by DMBC with regard to the Earth Centre
To answer this question properly, the Council would require more specific details of
what type of documents you are referring to. If you would like to submit a further FOI
request with specific details of the documents you require, we will consider your request
Reviewing any decisions made:
You can ask us to review any decisions made about your request. You do this by writing
Freedom of Information Officer
You can apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision about our compliance or
otherwise with the Freedom of Information legislation. Please contact the Commissioner
for details on how to do this – Telephone: 01625 545700, Address: Information
Commissioner, Wycliffe House,
FOI Lead Officer