Council assets

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

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

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 4615  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 / Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

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

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 4615   

Dear Enquirer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information received on 31st July
concerning a list of building, land and heritage assets disposed of.  This
request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act.  

The Council confirms that it does hold certain information covered by your
request, however we believe that we need further time in which to provide
a full response to you.

We estimate that we will have the information collated by no later than
the 14th September 2018 and we will write to you again then. 
Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of your response to the Information Governance Office:

Freedom of Information Officer
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

[Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information
Commissioner for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with
in accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745 / Fax: 01625 524 510
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your reply and letting me know the response will be delayed. That's fine.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Northumberland County Council

2 Atodiad

Our Ref: 4615   

Dear Enquirer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to
Acquisitions, Disposals and Heritage Assets.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.
Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds some of the
information you have requested.  Please see the attached spreadsheet in
response to questions 1 and 2.  Please note anything highlighted in red in
questions 1 and 2 below we are unable to answer as we do not hold this
information.  In question 1 where you ask for valuations of the asset
highlighted in blue - we are unable to release the values on the basis of
commercial confidentiality as this could compromise the Council's
position.
 
In relation to question 3 relating to Heritage Assets we do not hold this
information.

Please note in relation to the point you have made re personal information
- all private individuals details have been excluded.

If you have any problems with the attached spreadsheet please let me know.

Question 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)

Question 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?

Question 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
 
Complaints

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545 745
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours sincerely

FOI Coordinator - Property
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Dear Northumberland County Council,

Thank you for your response to my FOI.

Would it be possible to provide the data in a spreadsheet as originally requested?

I'm unable to extract it from the PDF.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

FOI FOI, Northumberland County Council

Hi Gareth,
We acknowledge receipt of your email which we have forward to the area
which dealt with your request.  They will contact you directly.
kind regards,
Julia

Information Governance Office

(t) 0345 600 6400

(e) [1][email address]

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Clare Dodd, Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Davies
Please find attached spreadsheet as requested.
If you have any further problems please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards
Clare

Clare Dodd, Project Co-Ordinator

Strategic Estates

Northumberland County Council

County Hall

Morpeth

Northumberland

NE61 2EF

 

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Ms Dodd,

Thank you for your exhaustive response to my FOI request.

I only have one clarification:

You haven't said whether any of the acquired assets are classed as investments. Could you look into this and update me?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Clare Dodd, Northumberland County Council

Good morning Mr Davies
Thank you for your email querying whether any of the acquired assets are
classed as investments.  
In my original response this question was highlighted in red as we
are unable to answer this as we do not hold the required information.
Kind regards
Clare
Dear Enquirer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to
Acquisitions, Disposals and Heritage Assets.

Right of Access 

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled. 

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and 

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him. 

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it. 

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions. 
Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds some of the
information you have requested.  Please see the attached spreadsheet in
response to questions 1 and 2.  Please note anything highlighted in red in
questions 1 and 2 below we are unable to answer as we do not hold this
information.  In question 1 where you ask for valuations of the asset
highlighted in blue - we are unable to release the values on the basis of
commercial confidentiality as this could compromise the Council's
position.
 
In relation to question 3 relating to Heritage Assets we do not hold this
information.

Please note in relation to the point you have made re personal information
- all private individuals details have been excluded.

If you have any problems with the attached spreadsheet please let me know.

Question 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)

Question 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?

Question 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

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