Details of Empty Commercial Properties

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Dear Sir or Madam

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of empty Commercial properties that are within Caerphilly Council area; and

(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

Yours faithfully

Natalie Davis

Information Unit, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Ms. Davis,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 7th May
2009. This e-mail is intended to acknowledge your request, and we will
respond in a separate e-mail.

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Information Act 2000. However environmental information is considered
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1998. If this is the case we will provide you with a subject access
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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

BEVERLEY GRIFFITHS
INFORMATION OFFICER

Freedom of Information Act 2000 &Environmental Information Regulations
2004

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Information Unit
Caerphilly County Borough Council,
Tredomen House,
Tredomen Park,
Ystrad Mynach,
Hengoed. CF82 7WF

Appeals will be determined by Mr. Stuart Rosser - Chief Executive.

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Information Commissioner's Office - Wales,
Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff, CF10 5FL

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Email: [email address]

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WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Ms. Davis,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information received on 7th May 2009.

Unfortunately I cannot identify the information you have requested from
the details you have provided. You asked for information relating to
empty commercial properties within Caerphilly Council area. To enable
us to provide the information you require, please could you clarify what
you mean by 'commercial' e.g. do you mean all properties that are not
industrial or warehousing?

Once we receive your clarification, we will consider your request and
respond to you within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please
note that the timescale for responding has paused until we receive
clarification from you.

Yours sincerely,

BEV GRIFFITHS
INFORMATION OFFICER

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Dear Ms Griffiths,

Commercial properties are all those properties used for business use:

Retail
Office
Warehouse/Factories

Many Thanks

Natalie Davis

Carpenter, John, Caerphilly County Borough Council

1 Atodiad

FAO Natalie Davis
Whatdotheyknow.com

Contact: Control/NNDR Team

Direct Line: 01443 863006

Direct Fax: 01443 864004

Your Ref:

Our Ref: JC/FOI 09/271

Dear Madam

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your request for information received on 11th May 2009.

I have considered your request and attach the following information, based
on your request:

Business Rates - Owners (if not sole traders), Addresses and Rateable
Values of empty properties
<<FOI NNDR Empty Props for whatdotheyknow.xls>>
Please note this information is not available via regular management
reports from our IT system but the time taken to compile it was less than
18 hours and so there is no charge.

The information is provided as at 27.05.2009.

If you feel I have not fully understood your request please do not
hesitate to contact me to clarify your requirements.

Yours faithfully

T.LUCAS
chief council tax & benefits officer

You have the right to appeal against our decision.
If you wish to appeal please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and
send to:
Stuart Rosser- Chief Executive,
Caerphilly County Borough Council,
Nelson Road,
Tredomen,
Ystrad Mynach,
Hengoed. CF82 7WF If you are unhappy with that decision you have the
right to appeal to:

Information Commissioner's Office - Wales,
Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff, CF10 5FL

[1]www.ico.gov.uk

Telephone: 029 2044 8044 / fax: 029 2044 8045
email: [email address]

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