Council assets

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

To the information officer,

I am emailing to request the following information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Note: This request does not relate to social housing stock

1) A list of building, land and heritage assets disposed of (i.e. the council no longer owned the asset) by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset
- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?
- Address (if applicable)
- Postcode (if applicable)
- UPRN (if possible)
- The date it was disposed of
- The type of disposal (for example sale, community asset transfer, etc)
- The valuation of the asset at the point it was classified as an asset held for sale (both lower amount and fair value less, if possible)
- How much it was sold for? (if applicable)
- Who it was sold to?
- How it was disposed of (open market, auction, etc)

2) A list of building, land and heritage assets acquired by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset
- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?
- Address
- Postcode
- UPRN (if possible)
- The date it was acquired
- Who was it acquired from?
- How much did it cost?
- Is it now classed as an investment property?

3) How many land, building and heritage assets did the council have as of
a) the beginning of 2014/15
b) the date on which you received this request

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet, with the points above as the column headers.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

Please note the questions:
Who it was sold to?
Who was it acquired from?

In response to test FOIs some local authorities declined to release this information relating to these questions, arguing it was exempt under Section 40 - Personal information.

The definition of personal data referred to in the FOIA is that used by the Data Protection Act. This states that, for data to constitute personal data, “it must relate to a living individual, and that individual must be identifiable”. As a result, unless the response relates to a person (or a sole trader) it cannot be exempt under Section 40.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth

 

Information request
Our reference: 2989833

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Dear Mr Davies
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your email which we received on 31 July 2018.
 
Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Assuming KCC holds this information,
we will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no
later than 29 August 2018 (20 working days from date of receipt).
 
We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information.
 
Please quote our reference - 2989833 in any communication regarding this
particular request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kirsty-Leigh Robertson
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000418301
 
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Dear Kent County Council,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request, entitled Council Assets, dated 31 July 2018.
By law the council should have responded promptly and by 30 August 2018.
Could you provide an update as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Dear Mr Davies,
 
Thank you for your email below, please accept my sincere apologies for the
delay in responding to you. I can confirm that we are awaiting information
from the relevant operational unit. I have since chased this and hope to
have a response for you as soon as possible.
 
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
 
Kind regards
Kirsty-Leigh Robertson
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000418301

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Dear Kent County Council,

I have not yet received a response to my FOI request, entitled Council
Assets, dated 31 July 2018.
By law the council should have responded promptly and by 30 August 2018.
Could you provide an update as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Kent County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council assets'.

I am requesting this review because the council has not responded to the FOI and it is now significantly beyond the 20-working day limit the authority is legally obliged to adhere to.

I submitted the request on July 31, 2018, and it is now October 31, 2018. That means I have been waiting for a response for three months. This is a clear breach of the FOIA.

Please provide me with the results of this internal review at the earliest opportunity as I do not believe it is fair to expect me to wait a further 20 working days (or longer).

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Kent County Council

Dear Mr Davies
 
Further to your email dated 31^st October 2018 with regard to the
Council’s delay in responding to your request for information, I have been
tasked with carrying out an independent review of the Council’s
compliance; this is in accordance with your rights under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). 
 
As part of my review I can confirm that the delay has been caused by a
number of resource issues within the Council’s Infrastructure Department
who are responsible for the type of information you are looking for. 
Their Director has asked that I pass on her apologies for the unacceptable
delay and confirms that the information has now been collated and as soon
as the response has completed the approval process it will be sent on to
you.
 
We fully acknowledge that we have not complied with statutory timescales
on this occasion and therefore your complaint is upheld. 
 
If you still remain dissatisfied following this internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [1]http://www.ico.org.uk/complaints
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Pauline Banks | Information Governance Specialist | Information Resilience
& Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.87, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ Telephone 03000 415811 |
[2]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
 
 
 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

3 Atodiad

 

Information request
Our reference: 2989833

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Dear Mr Davies
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 31 July 2018.
 
Please accept my sincerest apologies for the delay in responding  to you.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Carly Wattle
Information Access Officer
Strategic and Corporate Services
+443000417061

 
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