Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Northumberland County Council fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Northumberland County Council,
I am looking to obtain a list of every caravan park that is licenced in
your county and how many caravans they are licenced for as a business

Yours faithfully,
Mandy Ellis

Northumberland County Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref: 9904  

Dear Enquirer,


Thank you for your request for information which will be dealt with under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, we
will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this matter please contact us. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Please note, that due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, there may be a
delay in responding to your request. We appreciate your patience at this
busy period.

Kind regards

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Northumberland County Council

2 Atodiad

Our Ref: FOI ID 9904

Date: 19 October 2021

Dear Enquirer


I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to licensed
caravan parks.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Please see attached list - there are several sites whcih have more than
one type of caravan site licence (ie part 1 and part 2) so they will be
included more than once on the list.

Duty to confirm or deny

The public interest test requires Northumberland County Council to confirm
that we hold certain information relating to licensed caravan parks.

However, the time and cost involved in extracting the requested
information regarding the number of pitches, would exceed our statutory
obligation to comply with the request; e.g. 2.5 days and/or £450. It would
take approximately 26 hours to get this information together because there
are 156 files and it would take approximately 10 minutes to go through
each file to extract the information.


The Freedom of Information Act sets out various exemptions to the right of

In the present case the County Council takes the view that the information
relating to your request is exempt under the following provisions.

• Section 12(1) Exemption where cost of compliance exceeds appropriate

Section 1(1) does not oblige a public authority to comply with a request
for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying with
the request would exceed the appropriate limit.

(2) Subsection (1) does not exempt the public authority from its
obligation to comply with paragraph (a) of section 1(1) unless the
estimated cost of complying with that paragraph alone would exceed the
appropriate limit.

(3) In subsections (1) and (2) "the appropriate limit" means such amount
as may be prescribed, and different amounts may be prescribed in relation
to different cases.

(4) The Secretary of State may by regulations provide that, in such
circumstances as may be prescribed, where two or more requests for
information are made to a public authority-

(a) by one person, or

(b) by different persons who appear to the public authority to be acting
in concert or in pursuance of a campaign,

the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests is to be taken to
be the estimated total cost of complying with all of them.

(5) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for the
purposes of this section as to the costs to be estimated and as to the
manner in which they are to be estimated.

Notice of Refusal

Please treat this letter as a Notice of Refusal as regards the information
covered by the Section 12(1) Exemption.

Advice and Assistance

The County Council recognises its statutory duty to provide advice and
assistance under Section 16 of the Act. Subject to the provisions of the
Freedom of Information Act, the Council is seeking to be transparent and
open in its response.


If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request an internal review by writing within 2 months
from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

Information Commissioner

If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have a
right by Section 50 of the Act to apply to the Information Commissioner
for a decision as to whether your request has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of the Act at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 0303 123 1113
Email: [email address]

There is no charge for making an appeal.

Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator - Public Protection
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Northumberland NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]