Freedom of Information - Allotments

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I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 to request the following information.

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past five financial years for the council area.
• How many people are registered for each allotment in the council area?
• How many people are on the waiting list for each allotment
• The length of time that each person has been waiting for a space on the allotment.

If you have any queries about my request, please contact me by e-mail [email address]

Many thanks,
Emma Morrice

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-271911772
Date of request: 12/11/2020
Title of request: Allotment

Dear Emma Morrice,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

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Kind regards

Access to Information Team
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Customer
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Hello, Emma Morrice,

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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

Reference: FOI-271911772
Date of request: 12/11/2020
Title of request: Allotment

Dear Emma Morrice,

We are closing your request as we require further clarification from you.
We have sent you a separate email informing you what information you need
to provide and the email address to provide this to.

Once we have received clarification from you, we will re-open your
request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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Reference: FOI-277428977
Date of request: 27/11/2020
Title of request: Allotments

Dear Emma Morrice,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

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Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
[4]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
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noreply@aberdeencity.gov.uk, Aberdeen City Council

Hello, Emma Morrice,

Thank you for getting in touch with us.

You are invited to create an online self-service account. You can use
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Access to Information Team, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-277428977
Date of request: 26/11/2020
Title of request: Allotments

Dear Emma Morrice,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
to request the following information.

Please can you provide a breakdown of the following for each of the past
five financial years for the council area.

ACC is unable to provide the historical data requested for the past 5
years as this information is not held. We can provide current data and
some additional information we have regarding waiting lists.

•How many people are registered for each allotment in the council area?
Clarification: By registered, I mean how many people currently have an
allotment plot assigned to them at each site across the city.

Total number of
people currently
with an Allotment
Plot assigned to
Allotment Site name them
Anderson Road 5
Bankhead 36
Bedford Avenue 4
Cattofield 5
Cults 11
Deeside Railway 2
Garthdee Field 110
Gray Street 23
Greyhope Road 44
Hilton Drive 13
Holburn Street 12
King Street 8
Nellfield Place 1 6
Nellfield Place 2 5
Niggfield 40
Pitmedden Crescent 13
Redmoss 29
Sclattie Quarry 23
Slopefield 112
Smithfield Lane 10
Tullos Crescent 9
520

•How many people are on the waiting list for each allotment

As at 27/11/2020 there are 695 applicants on our Allotment Waiting List.

ACC allow applicants to provide 3 sites of preference and therefore an
applicant may be on 3 site waiting lists. As at 27/11/2020 the number of
people on the waiting list per allotment site is as follows:-

 

Number of applicants on
waiting list per site
(applicants can choose to
be on 3 site waiting
Allotment Site name lists) as at 27/11/2020
Anderson Road 34
Bankhead 92
Bedford Avenue 97
Cattofield 76
Cults 140
Deeside Railway 55
Garthdee Field 243
Gray Street 100
Greyhope Road 101
Hilton Drive 48
Holburn Street 81
King Street 53
Nellfield Place 1 56
Nellfield Place 2 32
Niggfield 60
Pitmedden Crescent 49
Redmoss 55
Sclattie Quarry 103
Slopefield 118
Smithfield Lane 68
Tullos Crescent 61

 

We can also provide the following from information held regarding
allotment waiting lists:-

 

Number of
applicants on
Allotment
As at (date) Waiting List
27/11/2020 695
31/03/2020 517
31/01/2020 315
01/01/2019 166
59

10/08/2018  

•The length of time that each person has been waiting for a space on the
allotment.

As at 27/11/2020, the length of time each person on the waiting list has
been waiting for an allotment plot is provided in the attached excel file.
It should be noted that the 7 applicants waiting over 2 ½ years are
waiting for specific allotment sites/plots.  

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), ACC considered that it was exempt from
release through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are
refusing your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002). However, you have a separate right to access the
information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs, under
which ACC has handled your request.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
[3]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

Your personal data is very important to us. Please refer to [4]information
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