Asbestos in residential properties owned/managed by Bradford City council

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Andrew J Killingbeck

Dear Bradford City Council,

Following the end of World War 2, many new homes/ houses were built by councils all over the country. Many of these were of "Non-Standard Construction &/or Prefabricated Reinforced Concrete (PRC) properties".
Asbestos or products containing asbestos was used in many of these constructions.
Asbestos was only finally banned in 1999 – however few people realise it is present in about half of all residential properties
Therefore
1/ Can you please supply a list of all domestic/residential construction types (Standard, Non Standard/ Pre fabricated) that are known to contain asbestos, which are owned by or managed by Bradford City Council

2/ The locations within those properties (construction) types where asbestos is known or expected to be found. (copies of owner/occupier data, or information sheets are acceptable)

3/ A list of all the postcodes of such properties.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew J Killingbeck

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Belinda Gaynor, Bradford City Council

Dear Mr Killingbeck

 

Reference no: FOI-AUG51

 

I refer to your request dated 8^th August 2019 under the Freedom Of
Information Act asking the council to supply the following information
regarding council housing constructed after World War 2;

 

1.       A list of all domestic/residential construction types (Standard,
Non Standard/ Pre fabricated) that are known to contain asbestos, which
are owned by or managed by Bradford City Council

 

2.        The locations within those properties (construction) types where
asbestos is known or expected to be found. (copies of owner/occupier data,
or information sheets are acceptable)

 

3.        A list of all the postcodes of such properties.

 

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

The Council transferred its housing stock to Incommunities Housing
Association in 2003 and as such does not own any pre war council housing
containing asbestos.

 

If you would like to refer your enquiry to Incommunities their address is
Incommunities Group Ltd, The Quays, Victoria Street, Shipley, BD17 7BN and
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Yours sincerely

 

 

Belinda Gaynor BSc(Hons) MRICS

Estates Manager – Property Management

Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

 

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Andrew J Killingbeck

Dear Belinda Gaynor,

Thank you for your reply, I am puzzled at your response (para 1) which states "and as such does not own any pre war council housing containing asbestos." Can you clarify that you meant post war?

You say that all housing stock was transferred in 2003, however the properties I referred to were managed by Bradford City council prior the the banning of Asbestos in 1999. Can you confirm that you held the information requested prior to that transfer?
Yours sincerely,

Andrew J Killingbeck

Belinda Gaynor, Bradford City Council

Dear Mr Killingbeck,

Apologies, I did of course mean post war.

The council would have held asbestos records relating to its council house stock prior to stock transfer but all records relating to the houses (including asbestos surveys and registers) were passed to Incommunities in 2003.

Regards

Belinda Gaynor BSc(Hons) MRICS
Estates Manager – Property Management
Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer
 
Tel:  01274 434309 
Estate Management
Britiannia House, Bradford BD1 1HX
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Department of Corporate Resources
“Working with people and partners for a healthier, caring, more prosperous and sustainable Bradford District.”
Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film
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