Disburments from Oxford City Council on planning permissions

Mae'r cais yn aros am eglurhad. Os Mike Magee ydych chi, os gwelwch yn dda, mewngofnodi i anfon neges ddilynol.

Dear Oxford City Council,

Several years ago you granted planning permission for a building called Cherwell College in Osney Lane, West Oxford. At the time, one of the conditions was that the developers spent 30,000 pounds to enhance the community.

1. How has the money been spent?
2. Has the money be spent?
3. How does the council ensure the spend is spent?

Thank you very much.

Mike Magee

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference:9599
 
Thank you for your email below.  Your request was received on 29th October
2020 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt)
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being
exempt or containing reference to a third party.
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented
challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or
people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights
work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be
penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting
their usual approach during this extraordinary period.
 
Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the
Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when
making information rights requests during the pandemic.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address]
| T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference:9599
 
Further to the email below, I am writing to let you know that the
Authority requires further information.  Section 1. (3) (a) of the FOIA
provides that
 
“Where a public authority -
 
(a) reasonably requires further information in order to identify and
locate the information requested, and
(b) has informed the applicant of that requirement,
 
the authority is not obliged to comply with subsection (1) unless it is
supplied with that further information.”
 
You have requested information regarding planning permission granted for a
building called Cherwell College in Osney Lane, West Oxford.
 
Are you able to clarify which building you require information on please?
There was Cherwell house in Osney Lane which was accommodation for
Cherwell College.  I would like to know if this is the site you are
referring to?
 
The 20 working days timeframe for responding to your request will be
paused  from 2^nd November 2020 until the Authority has been supplied with
further information. Should the Council not receive a response to this
email by 26th November 2020, your request will be closed accordingly.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email:
[1][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 
_____________________________________________

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Oxford City Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Oxford City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Disburments from Oxford City Council on planning permissions'.

I have received a reply from Oxford City Council. It wishes to know whether I am referring to Cherwell College disbursements on Osney Lane. I can confirm that is the case.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours faithfully,

Mike Magee

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,

Oxford City Council – Reference:9599

Thank you for your email below. The Council at this time does not think it is appropriate to conduct an internal review as a full response has not been provided and only clarification was requested. Following your clarification the department can now proceed to search for the information regarding your request.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 

Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance. Get tested if you have symptoms.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference:9599
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 29th October  2020 as follows:
 
Several years ago you granted planning permission for a building called
Cherwell College in Osney Lane, West Oxford. At the time, one of the
conditions was that the developers spent 30,000 pounds  to enhance the
community.
 
Firstly the S106 for the development at Mill Lane included an obligation
to provide £30,000 towards environmental improvements in the local area. 
In answer to the questions
 
1. How has the money been spent?
    The money was spent on the identified scheme of landscaping
improvements by the bridge in Mill Street which included paving, trees,
and bollards.
 
2.  Has the money be spent?
     Yes, the works were completed in 2015/2016
 
3. How does the council ensure the spend is spent?
    As per the above
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [1][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer,
Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS. 
After the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you
may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may
do this by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email:
[2][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
Stop the virus from spreading. Keep Oxford safe.
Follow the guidance: Clean hands. Wear a face mask. Keep your distance.
Get tested if you have symptoms.
 
 
 
 
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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir