Wellness Village, Delta Lakes, Llanelli

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear Sir,

Please provide the following information;

A detailed breakdown, per financial year, of costs paid by the council to develop the Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, Llanelli.
Please supply the figures from April 2013, whilst the South Llanelli Planning and Development Brief was in progress, to date.

The detailed breakdown to include the costs and description of any works, all payments to consultants and contractors, legal costs, promotional and marketing costs and any other relevant expenses associated with this development, including any incurred in relation to potential private investors.

Thank you

Jacqui Thompson

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

Dear Mrs Thompson,

Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7th July, 2017 and is being dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We are therefore required to provide a response within 20 working days, which will be on or before 4th August, 2017.

If we require clarification we will also contact you as soon as we can – please note that the timescale for response specified above may be subject to change if this is the case.

In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, remembering to quote the reference number above in any communications.

Yours sincerely

John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin

Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council

Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127

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From: caebrwyn [mailto:[FOI #416625 email]]
Sent: 07 July 2017 07:10
To: FOIA <[Carmarthenshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Wellness Village, Delta Lakes, Llanelli

Dear Sir,

Please provide the following information;

A detailed breakdown, per financial year, of costs paid by the council to develop the Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, Llanelli.
Please supply the figures from April 2013, whilst the South Llanelli Planning and Development Brief was in progress, to date.

The detailed breakdown to include the costs and description of any works, all payments to consultants and contractors, legal costs, promotional and marketing costs and any other relevant expenses associated with this development, including any incurred in relation to potential private investors.

Thank you

Jacqui Thompson

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cuddio adrannau a ddyfynnwyd

FOIA, Carmarthenshire Council

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Dear Mrs Thompson,
 
Thank you for your request for information, which was received on 7^th
July, 2017 and has been dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act
2000.
 
The specific information you requested was as follows:
 
A detailed breakdown, per financial year, of costs paid by the council to
develop the Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, Llanelli.
Please supply the figures from April 2013, whilst the South Llanelli
Planning and Development Brief was in progress, to date.
 
The detailed breakdown to include the costs and description of any works,
all payments to consultants and contractors, legal costs, promotional and
marketing costs and any other relevant expenses associated with this
development, including any incurred in relation to potential private
investors.
 
In response, the attached schedule highlights the costs incurred by
Carmarthenshire County Council in relation to direct payments made and the
funding support received.  All incurred costs commencing from 2016.
 
Yours sincerely
 
John Tillman
Swyddog Gwybodaeth a Diogelu Data
Tîm Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth a Chwynion
Adran y Prif Weithredwr
Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
Information & Data Protection Officer
Information Governance & Complaints Team
Chief Executive's Department
Carmarthenshire County Council
 
Mewnol/Internal: 4127
Allanol/External: 01267 224127
 
 
 

Dear Mr Tillman,

Thank you for your response.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.
I am writing to request an internal review of Carmarthenshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Wellness Village, Delta Lakes, Llanelli'.

My request asked for information dating back to 2013 and any costs associated with the site prior to it being given the project title 'Wellness and Life Science Village'. It should therefore also include the costs of the original Development Brief, and costs since then, not just those from 2016. I also understand that planning permissions for ground preparation/flood alleviation works have been approved and are underway, I would like a breakdown of these costs.

There have also been two presentations at County Hall, one to the Executive Board and one to full council, please provide an approximate cost to the authority along with any expenses claimed.
Whilst I understand that this is a Joint Venture, (and I have made a similar request to Welsh Government) please provide a breakdown of companies or individuals in receipt of the £100,000 spent on masterplanning, assessments and reports outlined in your response.

In light of your response could you also provide the details of any formal tender processes used, so far, to commission goods and services associated with the project/site.

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

Yours sincerely,
Jacqui Thompson

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire Council

Thank you for your email of the 26^th July regarding the above, which has
been passed to me to deal with.

 

I will endeavour to respond to your request for an internal review within
20 working days, that is by the 23^rd August.

 

Yours sincerely

Robert Edgecombe

Robert Edgecombe, Carmarthenshire Council

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I write further to my email of the 27^th July and confirm that I am now in
a position to respond substantively to your request for an internal review
in this matter.

 

The original request

 

On the 7^th July you requested the following information;

 

“A detailed breakdown, per financial year, of costs paid by the council to
develop the Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes, Llanelli.

Please supply the figures from April 2013, whilst the South Llanelli
Planning and Development Brief was in progress, to date.

 

The detailed breakdown to include the costs and description of any works,
all payments to consultants and contractors, legal costs, promotional and
marketing costs and any other relevant expenses associated with this
development, including any incurred in relation to potential private
investors. “

 

On the 25^th July Mr Tillman responded to your request providing what was
believed to be the information that you were seeking.

 

Subsequently on the 26^th July you requested an internal review of that
response as you did not believe that it covered all the information that
you sought. In particular;

 

“My request asked for information dating back to 2013 and any costs
associated with the site prior to it being given the project title
'Wellness and Life Science Village'. It should therefore also include the
costs of the original Development Brief, and costs since then, not just
those from 2016. I also understand that planning permissions for ground
preparation/flood alleviation works have been approved and are underway, I
would like a breakdown of these costs.

There have also been two presentations at County Hall, one to the
Executive Board and one to full council, please provide an approximate
cost to the authority along with any expenses claimed.
Whilst I understand that this is a Joint Venture, (and I have made a
similar request to Welsh Government) please provide a breakdown of
companies or individuals in receipt of the £100,000 spent on
masterplanning, assessments and reports outlined in your response.
In light of your response could you also provide the details of any formal
tender processes used, so far, to commission goods and services associated
with the project/site.”

 

This appears to the authority to be a different request to that originally
submitted. However, please find enclosed a revised table setting out the
costs information that you seek.

 

In relation to the tendering exercises that have been undertaken the
details are as follows;

 

1.       The Sewerage Pumping Station/Infrastructure contract was tendered
from the Carmarthenshire County Council Engineering Construction
Frameworks (Contracting) – 13/14

2.       Fencing works were tendered  from Lot 2 of the South West Wales
Regional Civil Engineering Contractors Framework  - 16/17

3.       The raising of site levels/earthworks contract was tender from
Lot 4 of the South West Wales Regional Civil Engineering Contractors
Framework – 17/18

 

In relation to the 2 presentations, the only costs incurred related to the
expenses of those members who were in attendance, details of which are
publically available online. These meetings did not relate solely to the
Delta Lakes site and it is not possible to apportion the costs as you
request. I enclose below links to the relevant parts of the Council
website;

 

Executive Board – 23^rd May 2016

 

[1]http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wal...

 

 

Council – 25^th January 2017

 

[2]http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wal...

 

Councillors’ Allowances on-line search facility:-

 

[3]http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/hom...

 

 

If you remain unhappy with the handling of your request or complaint, you
have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner at:

 

The Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Website: [4]www.ico.gov.uk

 

Yours Faithfully

 

Robert Edgecombe

Legal Services Manager

 

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