Vacant Properties

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Ribble Valley Borough Council,

Can the council provide an up to date list of all empty and vacant domestic, commercial, industrial and other properties within the Borough including all details held by the Local Authority in such records, including dates and length of vacancy.

I would like the information provided in Microsoft Excel wherever possible.

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Lewis

Katharine Collinge, Ribble Valley Borough Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Lewis

Please kindly refer to the attached correspondence.

Yours faithfully

Katharine Collinge
Legal Assistant and Freedom of Information Officer
Work Pattern:  Monday – Friday am
Ribble Valley Borough Council, Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2RA
T: 01200 414536 | E: [Ribble Valley Borough Council request email] | W: www.ribblevalley.gov.uk

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Ribble Valley Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Ribble Valley Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Vacant Properties'.

I do not believe that the release of this information will in anyway adversely affect the councils interests or lead to the stated crimes or offences.

The information should be publicly available, as with other Local Authorities.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Lewis

Diane Rice, Ribble Valley Borough Council

Dear Mr Lewis

I am writing to acknowledge your request for an internal review dated the
17^th of May 2019.

The Council will endeavour to respond within the recommended timescale of
20 working days.

Best wishes

Diane Rice

 

Tops for resident satisfaction – 79% of residents are satisfied with
Ribble Valley as a place to live (Perception Survey 2018)

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Stephen Barker, Ribble Valley Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Lewis

 

I refer to your email dated 17th May 2019, requesting a review of the
response which you received to Freedom of Information  request 5860 by my
colleague, Katharine Collinge, of the same date.

 

I have looked again at your request and the response provided.  I have
reviewed your request by reference to  guidance and decisions issued by
the Information Commissioner and the Information Tribunal.  I have also
discussed the position with our Head of Revenues and Benefits, Mark
Edmondson.

 

I consider that the correct approach has been taken with regard to the
information sought in respect of domestic properties, by withholding the
information as the exemption under s31 of the Freedom of Information Act
2000 applies  (the Act).  Provision of the address details may lead to
squatting, theft, criminal damage and/or anti-social behaviour at any of
the properties if they are still vacant, affecting residents and legal
owners.  In this respect I am mindful of the Freedom of Information
decision of the Information Commissioner reference FS50623497 in respect
of Hertsmere Borough Council, and the Information Tribunal decision in
England and the London Borough of Bexley and the Information Commissioner
(EA/2006/0060 and 0066).

 

In relation to commercial and industrial premises, I consider that,
subject to s40(2) of the Act, disclosure of the attached list of
properties and information is applicable.  As you may be aware, any
information about any individuals in the list would constitute personal
data (of which you are not the data subject).  The disclosure of this
information would, in my view , therefore be exempt under s40(2) of the
Act.  The decision in the Bexley case above relates.

 

I hope this information and the response to your request for a review is
satisfactory.  However, if you remain dissatisfied, you may apply directly
to the Information Commissioner whose contact details are set out in the
original response to your request no.5680.

 

Regards

 

Stephen Barker

Solicitor

Ribble Valley Borough Council

Council Offices, Church Walk, Clitheroe, BB7 2RA

01200 413216

[email address]

 

Tops for resident satisfaction – 79% of residents are satisfied with
Ribble Valley as a place to live (Perception Survey 2018)

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anyone else. If you have received this transmission in error, notify the
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