Council assets

Gareth Davies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Lincolnshire County Council as part of a batch sent to 353 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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

FOI, Lincolnshire County Council

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Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre
2^nd Floor

Thomas Parker House

13/14 Silver Street
Lincoln
LN2 1DY
Tel: 01522 782187
[2][email address]

[3]www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

                                               

1^st August 2018

 

Dear Gareth Davies

 

Freedom of Information Reference: 46958956FOI

 

Subject: Council assets

 

Thank you for your recent request for information received by this office
on 31^st July 2018. Your request is being dealt with under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 

 

We will aim to respond to your request, notifying you whether or not the
information requested is held by Lincolnshire County Council and
communicating that information to you (provided that the information is
not exempt under the terms of the Act), within 20 working days from the
day after your request was received.

 

We may reasonably require further information from you in order to
identify and locate the information requested. If this is the case we will
contact you in due course.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

David Coulson
Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre

[4][email address]

 

 

The information we have supplied to you may contain intellectual property
rights of Lincolnshire County Council. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended), or other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

If you would like to re-use this information for any commercial purpose
you must make a formal request to us under the Re-Use of Public Sector
Information Regulations 2005.  Please email us at
[5][email address]

 

 

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Dear FOI team,

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 FOI team,

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, 18 days ago. A previous reminder has also gone unanswered.

Could you provide an update by the end of today (September 17) or I will have no choice but to file a complaint with the ICO.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

FOI, Lincolnshire County Council

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Freedom of Information
Customer Service Centre
2^nd Floor

Thomas Parker House

13/14 Silver Street
Lincoln
LN2 1DY
Tel: 01522 782187
[2][email address]

[3]www.lincolnshire.gov.uk

 

 

18^th September 2018

 

Dear Gareth Davies

 

Freedom of Information Reference:  46958956FOI

 

Subject: Request for information.

 

Please find our response to your request below:

 

Request & Response

 

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

 

Not all of this information is available without extensive work to check
individual paper records or archived files, therefore where information
has not been included in the response this has been detailed below. These
responses would be exempt under Section 12 where the time and cost of
responding to the questions would exceed the 18 hours. The authority does
not have to respond to a request which exceeds this time limit.

 

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 – See attached

·         What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage? - See
attached

·         Address (if applicable) - See attached (Included where
available)

·         Postcode (if applicable) – not included, would require returning
to each individual disposal and seeking address details

·         UPRN (if possible) – not included, the UPRN is not recorded
against our disposal records so this would again require extensive further
analysis

·         The date it was disposed of – see attached

·         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) 
- not available, would require returning to now archived data

·         How much it was sold for? (if applicable) - See attached

·         Who it was sold to? - See attached

·         How it was disposed of (open market, auction, etc.) – not
available, the majority would be open market transactions but this
information is not recorded against our disposal records

 

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 - See attached

- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage? - Not included
but generally obvious by name

- Address – partial address included

- Postcode – not included, would require further reporting

- UPRN (if possible) – not included, would require further reporting

- The date it was acquired - See attached

- Who was it acquired from? - See attached

- How much did it cost? - See attached

- Is it now classed as an investment property? - See attached

 

3) How many land, building and heritage assets did the council have as of

a) The beginning of 2014/15 = 923 Freeholds as at 31.03.15

b) The date on which you received this request = Freeholds 823

 

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?

 

Lincolnshire County Council believes that the response outlined above
satisfies your request for information under the Freedom of Information
Act and that all information that can be made available to you has been
provided.

 

You are entitled to an internal review of the administration of your
request. You can request an internal review by contacting
[4][email address]. Should you remain dissatisfied following the
outcome of the review you can submit a formal complaint to the Information
Commissioner's Office. Further information can be obtained from their
website [5]www.ico.org.uk.

 

Once again, thank you for your enquiry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

David Coulson

Freedom of Information

On behalf of Lincolnshire County Council

[6][email address]

 

The information we have supplied to you may contain intellectual property
rights of Lincolnshire County Council. Your use of the information must be
strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as
amended), or other applicable legislation. In particular, you must not
re-use this information for any commercial purpose. If you would like to
re-use this information for any commercial purpose you must make a formal
request to us under the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations
2005.  Please email us at [7][email address]

 

 

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