Compensation claims submitted under the ACV legislation

Josh Forrest made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Newark and Sherwood District Council as part of a batch sent to 237 authorities

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Newark and Sherwood District Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of the following:

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Under the Localism Act 2011, the council is required to maintain a list of Assets of Community Value which have been successfully and unsuccessfully nominated since the act came into force in September 2012.

For all Asset of Community Value (Community Right to Bid) nominations the council has received since 2012 I request the following information:

For each property where a compensation claim has been filed against the council as is the owners right under The Localism Act 2011, Part 5, Chapter 3, Section 99. I request a copy of all documents associated with that claim (initial claim documents & if applicable internal review & first tier tribunal documents) including but not limited to the following points :

*The result of the compensation claim
*A copy of all documents submitted with the claim by the owner
*A copy of any additional documents the council considered in deciding the claim
*A copy of the council's decision letter to the property owner
*If the owner requested an internal review of the compensation claim - A copy of all associated documents
*If the owner requested an independent review to the first tier tribunal - A copy of all associated documents

Please note I am aware that my response from the council may contain redacted information (where redaction time is not included in FOI request time calculation).

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I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Josh Forrest

Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Your request for information was received by us on 14/May/2020. Our
initial assessment of your request is that the information in question, if
it is held by the council, may fall within the scope of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. A further assessment will be made once we have
located any relevant information held by the council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, we will
normally respond to your request promptly, but in any case within 20
working days following the date that we received it. This means that you
will normally receive a response from the Council on or before
12/Jun/2020. Although we will endeavour to meet this deadline the Council
is refocusing resources on responding to the current Covid-19 pandemic and
achieving this timescale may not always be possible.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions, which may
prevent release of some or all of the information you have requested.
There will be an assessment of the information available and if any of the
exemption categories apply the information may not be released. In the
case of a qualified exemption the Public Interest Test will be considered.
You will be informed if any of the information held is subject to any
exemption and if so reason the exemption has been applied and of your
rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party they
may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to
release the information to you. You will be informed if this is the case.

If you have asked for any information to be provided in a specific format
we will do our best to do so. However if it is not practicable or it is
unreasonable to do so, any information will be provided in Adobe Acrobat
pdf.

Should you require the information to be provided other than by email a
fee may be payable in respect of disbursements, you will be informed if
this is the case. In this event the fee must be paid before the
information is processed and released. The 20 working day time limit for
responses is suspended until receipt of the payment.

For a comprehensive guide to your rights under the Freedom of Information
Act and how we will handle your request, you may like to visit our Access
to Information web pages at
[1]www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/yourcouncil/makingarequestforinformation/.

The personal information you have provided to us will only be used to
process your request and the information will be treated in accordance
with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the GDPR.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request please do not
hesitate to contact me, quoting the reference number given in the subject
line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

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Newark and Sherwood District Council

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Your request for information received by us on 14/May/2020 has now been
considered and the council's response attached hereto.

If you have any queries or concerns about your request, or any
difficulties with any attachments please do not hesitate to contact me,
quoting the reference number shown in the subject line of this email.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
Newark and Sherwood District Council

Tel: 01636 655216/7

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

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