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Communications and record of changes to Aldershot and Surrey Commons (FOI221116)

This Freedom of Information request asks for copies of communications and record of changes to Aldershot and Surrey Commons.

Request for information - Ref No: FOI221116


Thank you for your email of 12 November 2022, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, as set out in the extract below:

“I am interested in any changes to the areas of lands as defined by: 

Aldershot and District Military Lands Byelaws (1976) Surrey Commons Military Lands Byelaws (1978)

Requested by either the Ministry of Defence or Defence Infrastructure Organisation between 23rd July 2021 and date of this request.

Copies of communications requesting changes and record of the change(s) are in scope. Supply of georeferenced shape files are particularly welcomed.”

Our response

I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested. We have not received any changes to the area of lands specified in your request since 23 July 2021 from Ministry of Defence, Defence Infrastructure Organisation or from any other body.

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Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

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