Blue badge disabled parking permits

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BBC Shared Data Unit

Good afternoon,

I hope you are well. I would be grateful if you would treat this correspondence as a formal request for disclosure of the following information, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("FoI").

Description of information sought:

How many regular car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?

How many disabled car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned car parks across the council area?

How many people held a blue badge disabled parking permit issued by the council as at 30 August 2019?

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received since 30 August 2019?

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received since 30 August 2019 has the council:
1. Approved
2. Directly refused
3. Refused due to an incomplete request

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the council received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...) since 30 August 2019?

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...) since 30 August 2019 has the council:
1. Approved
2. Directly refused
3. Refused due to an incomplete request

Could the council please provide the answers to all of the above questions by downloading this read-only Googlesheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1... and filling out its answers in one row of the download, re-saving it and it sending it back as an attachment in response in a .csv file format?

If you need any clarification about my request, or if you cannot provide all of the data I have requested, please contact me to discuss what information you could supply at the earliest opportunity on +443030823927.

If I am mistaken and the information requested is already in the public domain, please direct me to where I can find it.

If it is not, and you feel you cannot provide all of this information, please provide what information you can in the spirit of Section 16 of FoI, to ‘provide advice and assistance, so far as it would be reasonable to expect the authority to do so, to persons who propose to make, or have made requests for information’.

Please provide me with a summary of the information I have requested.

I look forward to hearing from you promptly, and at any rate, within the statutory time limit of 20 working days from your receipt of this request.

Whilst writing, I take this opportunity to remind you of the Information Commissioner's public statements, in which he has stated that there is a "presumption of disclosure" under FoI.

Please note that if this request for FoI disclosure is refused, I reserve the right to take up the matter with the Information Commissioner and/or to pursue all legal avenues of appeal. I trust this will not be necessary.

Thanks in advance for your help, kind regards,

Alex Homer

Senior Journalist
BBC Shared Data Unit

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Dear Sir / Madam

 

I refer to your request dated 17^th August 2020 under the Freedom of
Information Act asking to supply the following information:

 

How many regular car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned
car parks across the council area?

Response - This information is already available in the public domain at
the following link
[1]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/site-navigat...

 

How many disabled car parking bays are there in all of the council-owned
car parks across the council area?

Response - This information is already available in the public domain at
the following link
[2]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/site-navigat...

 

How many people held a blue badge disabled parking permit issued by the
council as at 30 August 2019?

Response - 15,811

 

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the
council received since 30 August 2019?

Response - 7,287 applications received up to 30 July 2020

 

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits
received since 30 August 2019 has the council:

 

1. Approved

Response - 6,941 have been approved since 30 August 2019 but some may have
been received earlier

 

2. Directly refused

Response - 346

 

3. Refused due to an incomplete request

Response - N/A

 

How many applications for blue badge disabled parking permits has the
council received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities
([3]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...)
since 30 August 2019? 

Response – 131 applications received since 1^st November 2019

 

How many of these applications for blue badge disabled parking permits
received from applicants with hidden/non-visible disabilities
([4]https://www.gov.uk/government/news/peopl...)
since 30 August 2019 has the council:

 

1. Approved

Response - 108 applications received since 1^st November 2019

 

2. Directly refused

Response - 23

 

3. Refused due to an incomplete request

Response - N/A

 

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