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Housing, Property and Regeneration Structure Chart Request

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Dear City of London Corporation,

Please can you forward me a structure chart of job titles and names of Property and Regeneration, Development, Public Realm & Planning Directorates. Please can you also include telephone number and email addresses

Yours faithfully,

Mel Smith

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Corporation

Dear Mel Smith,


The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for information of 12 May 2021.

Public authorities are required to respond to requests within the statutory timescale of 20 working days beginning from the first working day after they receive a request. The Act does not always require public authorities to disclose the information which they hold.

The FOIA applies to the CoL as a local authority, police authority and port health authority. The CoL is the local and police authority for the "Square Mile", ie the historic City of London, and not for London as a whole. Please see the following page containing a link to a map (City of London - Interactive Mapping), which shows the local authority area covered by the CoL:

The CoL does have some functions, including Port Health Authority functions, which extend beyond the City boundary. For further information please see:

Yours sincerely,

Information Officer
Comptroller & City Solicitor's Department
City of London
Tel: 020-7332 1243

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DBE - Information, City of London Corporation

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Dear Mel Smith,




Following your original request of 12 May 2021 and our acknowledgement of
the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as follows. 


Please find attached the structure charts for Planning Services and
Development, City Public Realm and Housing and Barbican teams.


FOIA section 40(2) exemption - Personal Information


Please note, the CoL has applied the FOIA Section 40(2) exemption
(personal information) to staff names (below divisional head level) and
direct contact details, except where these are already routinely in the
public domain. The same principles are applied to the personal information
of third party employees.


A public authority has to consider a disclosure under the FOIA as a
disclosure to the world. We note the Information Tribunal’s statement that
“Disclosure under [the] FOIA is effectively an unlimited disclosure to the
public as a whole, without conditions” (Information Tribunal Appeal
Decision EA/2006/0011 & 0013), which was also referred to by the
Information Commissioner (Information Commissioner's Decision Notice FS
50294078). We would therefore have to consider disclosure of the names as
a comprehensive overriding of the DPA, without limit.


In addition, the Information Tribunal has upheld the view that "to release
the name of individual’s would be to release significant personal data"
(Appeal Number EA/2007/0058), except, of course, where the information is,
as mentioned, already routinely in the public domain.


In view of the Tribunal's various statements, we have to consider whether
disclosure would constitute a breach of the Data Protection Principles
under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). In this instance, we consider
that Principle 1 would be breached by disclosure, i.e. the Principle of
Fair and Lawful Processing. There is no general expectation by individuals
that their names, or that of their employer, should automatically be
disclosed in response to FOI requests.


The Section 40(2) is an absolute exemption, and is therefore not subject
to the public interest test.


We hope that this response is of assistance.


If you wish to make a complaint about the way the CoL has managed your
enquiry, please use the following link to the CoL’s FOI complaints
procedure : [1], at the end of which is
located the FOI complaints procedure. If, having used the CoL’s FOI
Complaints Procedure, you are still dissatisfied, you may request the
Information Commissioner to investigate. Please contact: Information
Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
Telephone: (01625) 545700.  Website: [2]


The CoL holds the copyright in this communication and attached documents.
The supply of these does not give you a right to re-use them in a way that
would infringe that copyright, for example, by making copies, publishing
and issuing copies to the public or to any other person. Brief extracts of
any of the material may be reproduced under the fair dealing provisions of
the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (sections 29 and 30) for the
purposes of research for non-commercial purposes, private study,
criticism, review and news reporting, subject to an acknowledgement of the
copyright owner.


Yours sincerely,



Departmental Business Unit

Department of the Built Environment

Phone      020 7606 3030





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