Allotment waiting lists

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear council,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to request the following information.

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past five financial years for the council area.

• How many allotment plots does the council own/rent
• A list of all the allotment sites in the council area
• How many people are registered as allotment holders in the council area
• How many people have been on the waiting list for an allotment for each of the past five years
• The length of time that each person on the list over the 2018/19 financial year has been waiting for an allotment

If you have any queries about my request, please contact me by e-mail [email address] or by phone 01224 343426.

Yours faithfully,

Ewan Cameron

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cameron,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-19-1673.

 

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 11
December 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 14 January 2020.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cameron,

 

Thank you for your information request of 11 December 2019.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past
five financial years for the council area.

•             How many allotment plots does the council own/rent

2015 – 488

2016 – 496

2017 – 502

2018 – 517

2019 – 522

 

•             A list of all the allotment sites in the council area

 1. ANDERSON ROAD                           
 2. BANKHEAD                                        
 3. BEDFORD AVENUE                         
 4. CATTOFIELD                                      
 5. CULTS                                                  
 6. DEESIDE RAILWAY                           
 7. GARTHDEE FIELD                             
 8. GRAY STREET                                     
 9. GREYHOPE ROAD                            
10. HILTON DRIVE                                  
11. HOLBURN STREET                            
12. KING STREET                                     
13. NELLFIELD 1                                       
14. NELLFIELD 2                                       
15. NIGGFIELD                                         
16. PITMEDDEN CRESCENT 
17. REDMOSS                                           
18. SCLATTIE QUARRY                          
19. SLOPEFIELD                                       
20. SMITHFIELD LANE
21. TULLOS CRESCENT

•             How many people are registered as allotment holders in the
council area

518 people registered as current allotment holders in the council area.

 

•             How many people have been on the waiting list for an
allotment for each of the past five years

We hold the waiting list  records for the past two years, the waiting list
varies throughout the year

Waiting List as of 01/01/2018 – 178. 

Waiting List as of 31/12/2018 – 167.

Waiting List as of 31/12/2019 – 306

 

We are unable to provide you with information on allotment waiting list
for past 5 to 3 years as it is not held by the Council.  In order to
comply with our obligations under the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) -
Information Not Held - of the EIRs, we hereby give notice that this
information is not held by us.  We are required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of
the EIRs to inform you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the
public interest in maintaining this exception outweighs the public
interest in disclosing this information to you.  We are satisfied that we
do not hold this information and consider that, as there is no information
held, the public interest lies with the exception.

 

•             The length of time that each person on the list over the
2018/19 financial year has been waiting for an allotment

1 person have been waiting for over 4 years

2 persons have been waiting for over 3 years

5 persons have been waiting for over 2 years

38 persons have been waiting for over 1 year

260 persons have been waiting for less than 1 year

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we considered that it was exempt from release
through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are refusing 
your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to access the
information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs, under
which we have handled your request. Please refer to the attached PDF for
more information about your rights under the EIRs.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Cameron,

 

Further to our email of 14 January 2020, please see below, a revised
response to your request.

We have changed the figures for - number of allotment plots in 2019 (Q1)
and number of registered allotment holders (Q3). Apologies for providing
incorrect figures in our initial response.

 

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past
five financial years for the council area.

•             How many allotment plots does the council own/rent

2015 – 488

2016 – 496

2017 – 502

2018 – 517

2019 – 516

 

•             A list of all the allotment sites in the council area

 1. ANDERSON ROAD                           
 2. BANKHEAD                                        
 3. BEDFORD AVENUE                         
 4. CATTOFIELD                                      
 5. CULTS                                                  
 6. DEESIDE RAILWAY                           
 7. GARTHDEE FIELD                             
 8. GRAY STREET                                     
 9. GREYHOPE ROAD                            
10. HILTON DRIVE                                  
11. HOLBURN STREET                            
12. KING STREET                                     
13. NELLFIELD 1                                       
14. NELLFIELD 2                                       
15. NIGGFIELD                                         
16. PITMEDDEN CRESCENT 
17. REDMOSS                                           
18. SCLATTIE QUARRY                          
19. SLOPEFIELD                                       
20. SMITHFIELD LANE
21. TULLOS CRESCENT

•             How many people are registered as allotment holders in the
council area

512 people registered as current allotment holders in the council area.

 

•             How many people have been on the waiting list for an
allotment for each of the past five years

We hold the waiting list  records for the past two years, the waiting list
varies throughout the year

Waiting List as of 01/01/2018 – 178. 

Waiting List as of 31/12/2018 – 167.

Waiting List as of 31/12/2019 – 306

 

We are unable to provide you with information on allotment waiting list
for past 5 to 3 years as it is not held by the Council.  In order to
comply with our obligations under the terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) -
Information Not Held - of the EIRs, we hereby give notice that this
information is not held by us.  We are required by Regulation 10(1)(b) of
the EIRs to inform you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the
public interest in maintaining this exception outweighs the public
interest in disclosing this information to you.  We are satisfied that we
do not hold this information and consider that, as there is no information
held, the public interest lies with the exception.

 

•             The length of time that each person on the list over the
2018/19 financial year has been waiting for an allotment

1 person have been waiting for over 4 years

2 persons have been waiting for over 3 years

5 persons have been waiting for over 2 years

38 persons have been waiting for over 1 year

260 persons have been waiting for less than 1 year

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we considered that it was exempt from release
through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are refusing 
your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to access the
information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs, under
which we have handled your request. Please refer to the attached PDF for
more information about your rights under the EIRs.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

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opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
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attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

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