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Empty Property List

Andrew Marnell made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Salford City Council

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Dear Salford City Council,

I am looking for a list of long term empty residential property lists within the councils area. Would you be able to supply me with these under the Freedom of Information Act? A spreadsheet will suffice, I require no personal information simply the property address.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Marnell

Dilworth, Dan, Salford City Council

Dear Mr Marnell,

Thank you for your request for information made on the 02.01.18.

REQUEST:

I am looking for a list of long term empty residential property lists within the councils area. Would you be able to supply me with these under the Freedom of Information Act? A spreadsheet will suffice, I require no personal information simply the property address.

RESPONSE:

This information is exempt under Section 31 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Law Enforcement.

When refusing to provide information under Section 31 it is necessary for the public authority to complete a public interest test balancing the public interest factors in favour of disclosure against the public interest factor in favour of upholding the exemption.

Public Interest Arguments in favour of disclosure;

• Enable the Council to be open and transparent

Public interest factors in favour of upholding the exemption (i.e. against disclosure);

• Experience/statistics show that empty properties are subject increased
levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.

• Revealing the location of empty properties is likely to lead to an increase in crime, damage and anti-social behaviour within the
property.

• Revealing the location of empty properties is likely to lead to an increase in crime, damage and anti-social behaviour within the
neighbourhood surrounding the property.

• The risk associated with the release of such details is considered significant: i.e. not trivial or theoretical in nature.

In view of the points above the exemption is maintained.

If you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, or wish to appeal this decision, you
may wish to reply direct to this email. Your appeal review will be overseen by a senior officer.

Further details of how to lodge an appeal can he found at http://www-salford-gov-uk

If you are still dissatisfied following any internal appeal, you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner’s office:

Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF
www.ico.org.uk
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Dilworth
Information Governance Support Officer
Legal & Governance Division
Service Reform
DD 0161 793 2413
E [email address]

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywAndrew Marnell mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.