Information regarding live/work units within your local authority area

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Havering Borough Council,

I am writing to request, and would be most appreciative if you could provide, the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

which developers (private, limited companies, public limited companies and housing associations/societies) have you granted planning permission to build live/work units in your borough within the last 30 years. If there are any pending applications, I would be grateful if you could include these. Also, if you, the council, have built, or are building any live/work units, please also state this.

please state the postcode(s) of the developments where planning permission to build live/work units is being considered or has been granted (the first half of the post code will suffice; the last three digits/numbers are not necessary, however, if you are able to give the name of the road as well, this would be appreciated).

if you, the council, own and rent any live/work units, please provide information on how I might apply to rent such a unit

Yours faithfully,

D Williams

Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear D Williams

 

Acknowledgement of Information Request – AIR12492P

 

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information received on 7^th
November 2016.  Your email is being considered and you will receive a
response to your request as soon as possible. 

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000/Environmental Information Regulations
2004 allows authorities 20 working days, following date of receipt, in
which to respond to requests.  You may be aware the legislation defines a
number of exemptions which may prevent release of the information you have
requested.  If any of the exemption categories apply then the information
will not be released. In these cases, we will inform you of any exemptions
we have applied together with our reasons for withholding the information
and your rights of appeal. 

 

Please bear in mind the legislation allows access to information 'held' by
the Council and not for the creation of new information or opinion. 
Therefore, we may only be able to supply documents or data that contain
the information we hold in response to your request.

 

There may be a fee payable for the supply of information.  This will be
calculated and you will be informed if a charge applies. In this event,
the fee must be paid before the information is released.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Further information regarding the Freedom of Information Act 2000 is
available from the following address:

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House, Water Lane 
Wilmslow, Cheshire 
SK9 5AF 
Telephone:   01625 545 700
[1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Lynch

Access to Information Team

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

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e [2][Havering Borough Council request email]  

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addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying,
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Accessinfo, Havering Borough Council

Dear D Williams

 

Access to Information AIR12492P

 

I refer to your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Your request has been considered and the
information held by Services is as follows:

Information held by Housing

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question 5|if you, the council, own and rent any live/work units, please|
| |provide information on how I might apply to rent such a unit |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |We don’t have any live/work units. |
| | |
| |  |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Information held by Neighbourhoods & Environment

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Question 2|If there are any pending applications, I would be grateful if|
| |you could include these. |
|----------+-------------------------------------------------------------|
|Response |We have no applications on hand currently for live work units|
| | |
| |  |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

In accordance with the Regulations, this email also acts as a Refusal
Notice and details of the exception applied is as follows:

 

·         Exemption under section 12(4)(b) – The request is Manifestly
Unreasonable

Information the exemption applied to;

All unanswered questions

Reason for applying the exemption:

Given the 30 year time period sought (1986 to 2016).  Our older records
from 1986 through to the early 2000s are not fully electronic, therefore
each individual planning decision made at this time would need review to
establish whether the proposals related to live/work units.  Working on
the basis of 1500 decisions in one year, with 5 minutes to review each
one, a single year would take 125 hours to review

Public Interest Test

Whilst there is a presumption in favour of disclosure and it is in the
public interest that the workings of the council are seen to be effective
and that public money is well spent, the public interest in detailed
analysis of records dating back  over 30 years with no focus on the
environment, local or nationally is limited. What is in the public
interest is that there is not an unreasonable use and diversion of public
resources to carry out research for which local residents will see
probably no benefit. On balance the public interest is in favour of
maintaining the exception.

 

I apologise that your request cannot be met in full and trust the above is
of use to you. 

 

You have the right of appeal against our decision. If you wish to appeal
please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to the above
address.  Please ensure that you quote our reference on any correspondence
to us.

 

I trust the information is of use to you and will close your request.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request has been
handled you have the right to make a complaint.  Please put the details in
writing and return to me at the above address, your complaint will then be
dealt with in line with our corporate complaints procedure.  You also have
the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the following
address:

 

Office of the Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow 

Cheshire 

SK9 5AF

Telephone:   0303 123 1113

[1]www.ico.org.uk

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs. Lynch

Access to Information Team

London Borough of Havering | Access to Information

Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BB

 

t 01708 433173 |

e [2][Havering Borough Council request email]  

text relay 18001 01708 433173

 

[3]www.havering.gov.uk

 

Clean  |  Safe  |  Proud

 

 

 

 

 

 

This document is strictly confidential and is intended only for use by the
addressee. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying,
distribution or other action taken in reliance of the information
contained in this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Any views expressed by
the sender of this message are not necessarily those of the London Borough
of Havering. If you have received this transmission in error, please use
the reply function to tell us and then permanently delete what you have
received. This email was scanned for viruses by the London Borough of
Havering anti-virus services and on leaving the Authority was found to be
virus free. Please note: Incoming and outgoing e-mail messages are
routinely monitored for compliance with our policy on the use of
electronic communications. -

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