Tower blocks and owners

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

On 18th June 2017, the DCLG wrote to all local authority and housing association landlords asking them to identify all their residential tower blocks (over 18m in height) and provide a wider range of information about their tower blocks.

Please could you disclose:
1) The list of all UK residential tower blocks (over 18m in height) including street addresses and postcode where possible.
1a) Where possible, the name of the organisations who own and manage these blocks

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

                            
Our reference: 4005499             Information request

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Dear Ms Gregory,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for contacting us on 14 January 2019.  Your request was:
 
"  On 18th June 2017, the DCLG wrote to all local authority and housing
association landlords asking them to identify all their residential tower
blocks (over 18m in height) and provide a wider range of information about
their tower blocks.
Please could you disclose:
1) The list of all UK residential tower blocks (over 18m in height)
including street addresses and postcode where possible.
1a) Where possible, the name of the organisations who own and manage these
blocks "
 
I am dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act
2000 and aim to send you a response by 11 February 2019.
 
If you have any questions, please ask by return email. Please leave the
subject line unchanged when replying, to make sure your email gets
straight to me.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request.

The FOI response is overdue

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

                            
Our reference: 4005499             Information request

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Dear Ms Gregory,
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning residential tower
blocks, which we received on 14 January 2019.
 
We are handling it under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
 
We do hold information in scope of your request, but unfortunately I will
not be able to give you a response within the normal 20 working days. I
need additional time to give extra consideration to the public interest in
releasing it.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is s38(1)(b), which relates to the safety of individuals.
 
I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 11 March 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
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FoI Requests, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Dear Ms Gregory

 

Many thanks for your email below.  I would like to confirm that we are
unable to offer you an internal review at this stage because we are still
dealing with your request within the 20 working days time frame. 

The legislative deadline to respond was today, 11 February 2019, however
we need additional time to consider the public interest with regard to s38
(Health and Safety) and we have therefore extended the time frame as
permitted by the Act.   You should have received an email explaining this
and which also provides a new legislative deadline for response, which is
11 March 2019.

I hope that this helps to clarify the situation and we will respond as
soon as we are able to.

 

Many thanks,

 

Knowledge and Information Access Team

 

 

 

Subject: [1][MHCLG request email] Internal review of
Freedom of Information request - Tower bl

 

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing,
Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request.

The FOI response is overdue

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
[2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear FoI Requests,

Just following up on the above FOI, if you could send me an update, that would be most helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Danielle Gregory

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

                            
Our reference: 4005499             Information request

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Dear Ms Gregroy
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request which we received on 14 January 2019 for:
"1) The list of all UK residential tower blocks (over 18m in height)
including street addresses and postcode where possible.
1a) Where possible, the name of the organisations who own and manage these
blocks "
 

I apologise for the continued delay in sending you a response, however we
need additional time in order to consider where the public interest lies.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is s38(1)(b), which relates to the safety of individuals.

I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 8 April 2019.

 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

References

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2. https://ico.org.uk/concerns

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request 'Tower blocks and owners’

The request is long overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

                            
Our reference: 4005499             Information request

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Dear Ms Gregory
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request which we received on 14 January
2019 concerning residential tower blocks (over 18m in height). 
 
I apologise again for the continued delay in sending you a response,
however we need additional time in order to consider where the public
interest lies.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 allows this when one or more qualified
exemptions apply to the information. In this case the exemption I am
considering is s38(1)(b), which relates to the safety of individuals.

I estimate that it will take an additional 20 working days to take a
decision on where the balance of the public interest lies. Therefore, I
will respond to you by 6 May 2019.
 
Complaints procedure
 
If you are unhappy with this response, we will review it and report back
to you. (This is called an internal review.) If you want us to do this,
let us know by return email within two months of receiving this response.
You can also ask by letter addressed to:
 
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Knowledge and Information Access Team
1st Floor NW, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF
 
If you are unhappy with the outcome of this internal review, you can ask
the independent Information Commissioner to investigate. The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at email address [1][email address] or
use their online form at [2]ico.org.uk/concerns or call them on 0303 123
1113.
 
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

References

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2. https://ico.org.uk/concerns

Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request 'Tower blocks and owners'.

The reason I am requesting a review is that you’ve extended the deadline for responding to FOI request several times now, of your own accord, with no explanation for the inordinate delay aside from stating that you require further time.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Dear Ms Gregory
 
Many thanks for your email below and I do apologise for the continued
delay in providing a response to your request.
 
We are unable to offer you an internal review at this stage because we are
still dealing with your request within extensions permitted by the
legislation. 
 
As explained in my previous email, this addtional time is required because
we believe that section 38(1)(b) is engaged and we are considering where
the balance of public interest lies; in releasing or withholding the
information in question.  Section 38(1)(b) relates to information which if
released would, or would be likely to, endanger the safety of an
individual or individuals.

We will respond as soon as we are able to.

Yours sincerely,

Knowledge and Information Access Team

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Dear Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Housing,
Communities and Local Government's handling of my FOI request 'Tower
blocks and owners'.

The reason I am requesting a review is that you've extended the deadline
for responding to FOI request several times now, of your own accord, with
no explanation for the inordinate delay aside from stating that you
require further time.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on
the Internet at this address:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

Danielle Gregory

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #543747 email]

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Despatch Box, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

3 Atodiad

                            
Our reference: 4005499             Information request

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Dear Ms Gregory
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning residential tower
blocks.
 
Unfortunately I am unable to provide all of this information. I have
attached my formal response which sets out the reasons for this, as well
as the information that I am able to provide.
Knowledge and Information Access Team
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

 
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