Could you please supply me with all correspondence including internal emails and file notes relating to the “A399 MAIN ROAD, COMBE MARTIN, NORTH DEVON LANDSLIP NEAR WEST SEVEN ASH FARM”, including all correspondence between Devon County Council staff and Frederick Sherrell Ltd, Pete Starbuck Tree Care and outside contractors employed to carry out the works. Also internal emails between Devon County Council Staff including your County Solicitors office to include file notes
Copies of correspondence held by Devon County Council, including emails and documentation can be seen via the attached link, subject to the clarification below.
Also could you supply a detailed cost of the work carried out by DCC and their contractors including the cost of the surveys carried out by Frederick Sherrell Limited and Pete Starbuck Treecare.
If information regarding the cost of the work and the contractors’ rates were placed in the public domain this would potentially prejudice the economic interests of both Devon County Council and the contractors. A publication of these rates would impact the ability of the council to agree rates future projects; given that this may affect potential savings which could be made on future projects, it is not in the public interest to disclose this information. This information is therefore commercially sensitive and is therefore exempt from disclosure pursuant to s. 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. To clarify our response to the first question, correspondence and documentation which would have revealed this information has therefore been withheld