Residential Property-Business Planning Permission

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear East Lothian Council,

Can you please provide me with a list of all residential properties, which have been granted planning permission to operate as a business within the east Lothian area?

Yours faithfully,

G R Thomson

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Thank you for your email. Your enquiry will be registered and we will send you a formal acknowledgement as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you may be interested to learn that, in order to increase openness and accountability, East Lothian Council publishes Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations requests and responses on its website. Please click here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/custo...> to be directed to the relevant pages.

Shelley Neville
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Law & Licensing
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Haddington
EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623
Fax: 01620 827253
Email: [East Lothian Council request email]<mailto:[East Lothian Council request email]>

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council are published here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/704/d...>.

East Lothian - proud to host the Open Championship, Muirfield 2013
Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/muirfield2013

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Our Ref:  2013/254(4512)

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002

 

Thank you for your email of 21 March.

 

In order for East Lothian Council to process your request efficiently, it
would be most helpful if you could please provide a time frame for your
enquiry.  For example, do you require this information for the last 6
months or full calendar year etc.

 

For your information, I have provided an extract from the website of the
Scottish Information Commissioner which explains how our request for
clarification affects the timescales of this enquiry:

 

[1]What happens to the 20 working day period if I need more information
from the applicant to let me deal with the request?

 

If you need to ask the applicant for further information to help you
identify and locate the information they want, the 20 working days "clock"
does not start counting down until you have received their clarification.
The deadline for compliance will be the twentieth working day after you
receive additional information from the applicant.

 

Public authorities must not misuse this by delaying asking the applicant
for further information in order to give themselves more time to reply
when the additional information isn't really needed.

 

Thank you for your assistance in this matter, I look forward to hearing
from you in due course.  In the meantime, under the terms of this
legislation, if you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled
so far, you are entitled to request that we undertake an internal review. 
Please note, however, that both the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 only
relate to the release of information.  If, for example, you are unhappy
because you do not believe the information you have received is accurate,
an internal review would not apply.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
publishes the following guidance about internal reviews:

 

You can ask the authority to review its decision if it does not respond or
you are unhappy with the way it has dealt with your request, for example
by:

 

·                     refusing to give you the information

·                     failing to reply to you within the time limit
allowed

·                     claiming the information is exempt

·                     failing to give you advice about, and help with,
making your request

·                     asking you to pay a fee that you feel is
unreasonable

 

We must receive a request to review within 40 working days of the date of
this notice.  A request to review our decision must be in writing (e-mail
is acceptable) or another permanent format.  When writing, you should
include your reasons as to why you are unhappy with our response and why
you wish for it to be reviewed.  Your reasons of dissatisfaction must
relate to your information request of 21 March only and should be
addressed to:

 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Compliance Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Email: [2][East Lothian Council request email]

 

We will have a maximum of 20 working days from the date we receive your
request in order to complete our review and give you our decision.  In
order to ensure an impartial approach, an independent senior officer will
be appointed to carry out the review.

 

If you are still not satisfied with our decision following the review
process, then you may ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to
investigate the matter.  You may contact the Commissioner at:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

 

Telephone:  01334 464610

Fax:  01334 464611

E-mail:  [3][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the Commissioner’s decision, you may
be able to appeal to the Court of Session.   You should, however, obtain
legal advice before deciding on this course of action.  This is because an
appeal may only be made on a point of law, not because you disagree with
the Commissioner’s view of the case. 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Shelley Neville

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Tel: 01620 827623

Fax: 01620 827253

Email: [4][East Lothian Council request email]

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information,

Can you please provide me with a list of all residential
properties, which have been granted planning permission to operate as a business within the East Lothian area, for the last 10 years?

Yours sincerely,

G R Thomson

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Thank you for your email. Your enquiry will be registered and we will send you a formal acknowledgement as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you may be interested to learn that, in order to increase openness and accountability, East Lothian Council publishes Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations requests and responses on its website. Please click here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/custo...> to be directed to the relevant pages.

Shelley Neville
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Law & Licensing
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Haddington
EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623
Fax: 01620 827253
Email: [East Lothian Council request email]<mailto:[East Lothian Council request email]>

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council are published here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/704/d...>.

East Lothian - proud to host the Open Championship, Muirfield 2013
Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/muirfield2013

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Our Ref:  2013/254(4512)

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

 

Thank you for your email clarifying your requirements.

 

Your enquiry has now been registered and passed to the appropriate
department for action.  Our response should be issued to you no later than
26 April.

 

If you require any assistance in the meantime please do not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours faithfully

 

Shelley Neville

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

 

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[2]here.

 

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [3]here.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [4]website.

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

1 Atodiad

Our Ref:  2013/254(4512)

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

 

In response to your enquiry of 21 March, on behalf of East Lothian Council
I am now able to provide a list of all planning applications with a
decision since 1 January 2002.

 

Details of whether the applications were in respect of residential
properties operating as businesses are included in the planning
information published on our website.  In order to identify the
appropriate applications, you may search the individual applications using
the application reference number.  I have provided a link to the relevant
pages of our website for your convenience:
[1]http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/20019...

   

Under the terms of this legislation, if you are unhappy with the way your
request has been handled, you are entitled to request that we undertake an
internal review.  Please note, however, that both the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004 only relate to the release of information. 
If, for example, you are unhappy because you do not believe the
information you have received is accurate, an internal review would not
apply.  The Scottish Information Commissioner publishes the following
guidance about internal reviews:

 

You can ask the authority to review its decision if it does not respond or
you are unhappy with the way it has dealt with your request, for example
by:

 

·                     refusing to give you the information

·                     failing to reply to you within the time limit
allowed

·                     claiming the information is exempt

·                     failing to give you advice about, and help with,
making your request

·                     asking you to pay a fee that you feel is
unreasonable

 

We must receive a request to review within 40 working days of the date of
this notice.  A request to review our decision must be in writing (e-mail
is acceptable) or another permanent format.  When writing, you should
include your reasons as to why you are unhappy with our response and why
you wish for it to be reviewed.  Your reasons of dissatisfaction must
relate to your information request of 21 March only and should be
addressed to:

 

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Compliance Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Email: [2][East Lothian Council request email]

 

We will have a maximum of 20 working days from the date we receive your
request in order to complete our review and give you our decision.  In
order to ensure an impartial approach, an independent senior officer will
be appointed to carry out the review.

 

If you are still not satisfied with our decision following the review
process, then you may ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to
investigate the matter.  You may contact the Commissioner at:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

 

Telephone:  01334 464610

Fax:  01334 464611

E-mail:  [3][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the Commissioner’s decision, you may
be able to appeal to the Court of Session.   You should, however, obtain
legal advice before deciding on this course of action.  This is because an
appeal may only be made on a point of law, not because you disagree with
the Commissioner’s view of the case. 

 

Yours faithfully

 

Shelley Neville

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Tel: 01620 827623

Email: [4][East Lothian Council request email]

 

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[5]here.

 

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [6]here.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [7]website.

 

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Freedom Of Information,

I believe you failed to meet with my revised request?

Can you please provide me with a list of all residential properties, which have been granted planning permission to operate as a business within the East Lothian area, for the last 10 years?

Please advise

Yours sincerely,

G R Thomson

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Thank you for your email. Your enquiry will be registered and we will send you a formal acknowledgement as soon as possible.

In the meantime, you may be interested to learn that, in order to increase openness and accountability, East Lothian Council publishes Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations requests and responses on its website. Please click here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/site/custo...> to be directed to the relevant pages.

Shelley Neville
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer
Law & Licensing
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Haddington
EH41 3HA

Tel: 01620 827623
Fax: 01620 827253
Email: [East Lothian Council request email]<mailto:[East Lothian Council request email]>

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council are published here<http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/704/d...>.

The Open Championship comes to Muirfield, East Lothian - 14 to 21 July 2013.
Visit www.muirfield2013.com

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Freedom Of Information, East Lothian Council

Our Ref:  2013/254(4512)

 

Dear Sir or Madam

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004

 

Thank you for your email.

 

East Lothian Council will carry out an internal review of your request for
a list of all residential properties granted planning permission to
operate as a business over the last 10 years.  In order to ensure an
impartial approach, an independent senior officer will be appointed to
carry out the review and you may expect to receive their response no later
than 18 June.

 

If you require any assistance in the meantime please do not hesitate to
contact me.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Shelley Neville

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer

Law & Licensing

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

EH41 3HA

 

Tel: 01620 827623

Fax: 01620 827253

Email: [1][East Lothian Council request email]

 

Information about East Lothian Council’s complaints procedure can be found
[2]here.

 

Details of your rights to requesting information from East Lothian Council
are published [3]here.

 

The Scottish Information Commissioner is responsible for the enforcement
of Scotland's freedom of information laws.  Guidance regarding your rights
of access to information held by Scottish public authorities is available
on the Commissioner’s [4]website.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Robson, Nicola, East Lothian Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Sir or Madam

 

On behalf of East Lothian Council I am now able to provide the information
that you require in relation to your request for a review into your
Freedom of Information request.  For speed and convenience I am sending
out our  response via email (please see attached pdf document).

 

If you remain unhappy with our decision or response following the review
process, then you may ask the office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) to investigate the matter.  You may contact the OSIC
at:

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

 

Telephone: 01334 464610

Fax: 01334 464611

E-Mail [1][email address]

 

Yours faithfully

 

 

Nicola Robson

PA to:

Richard Jennings, Head of Housing & Environment, Services for Communities

Ray Montgomery, Head of Infrastructure, Services for Communities

Sharon Saunders, Head of Childrens wellbeing, Services for People

PA Exectuve Support

Democractic Services

East Lothian Council

John Muir House

Haddington

East Lothian

EH 41 3HA

 

email: [email address]

direct line: 01620 827372

 

 

The Open Championship comes to Muirfield, East Lothian – 14 to 21 July
2013.
Visit www.muirfield2013.com

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

References

Visible links
1. mailto:[email address]