Request for UPRN and BA references for business premises

Richard Craggs made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Shropshire Council as part of a batch sent to 309 authorities

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Dear Shropshire Council,

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please would you provide me with a dataset comprising the UPRN (Unique Property Reference Number) and the BA Reference (Billing Authority Property Reference Code)* relating to all business premises which are currently identified in your local authority's area for rating purposes. As I understand the UPRN is a key component of your Local Land and Property Gazetteer.

I do not want any further information, just a dataset (contained within an Excel spreadsheet, or as a comma separated text file) comprising these two references.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Craggs

* As used by the Valuation Office Agency

FOI, Shropshire Council

Dear Mr Craggs


Thank you for your request for information received on 16/10/2020.  We are
currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant

Your request is for a dataset of all business premises identified for
rating purposes.

* This is a summary only and full details have been sent to the team
providing the response.
* If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment,
please notify us as soon as possible using the contact details
provided below. 

Please note:
The Council has been facing unprecedented challenges this year. Firstly,
in response to the flooding in February and now in responding to the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this time, resources may have to
be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. The
council acknowledges that it can’t extend statutory timescales of requests
and everyone is doing their best to meet these. However, priority may have
to be given to other areas, eg the safeguarding of vulnerable people,
during this extraordinary period.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has blogged about their approach to
requests during this time: [1]blog
The Information Commissioner’s Office has released a statement about Data
Protection and the Coronavirus here: [2]statement



Yours sincerely


Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council


Abbey Foregate




Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

Web:               [3]




[4]For information about Coronavirus click here/image below

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James Walton, Shropshire Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Craggs


Further to your FOI request,  please see attached.


James Walton

Interim Executive Director, Resources (Section 151 Officer)


Shropshire Council


Abbey Foregate




Email:      [1][email address]

Web        [2]



Chief Financial Officer (Section 151 Officer): Shropshire Council

Pension Scheme Administrator: Shropshire County Pension Fund

Treasurer: Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority

Treasurer: West Mercia Energy

Treasurer: Marches LEP

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