This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Applications for Housing and Transfers on Medical and Disability Grounds'.


 
Mr Mark Doyle
City West Homes 
Westminster City Council 
64 Victoria Street 
London 
SW1E 6QP
Telephone 0207 641 3921
Email xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
 
Our ref: 9797565
Date: 22 May 2019
 
 
Dear Mr Doyle
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your recent Freedom of Information request. You asked to be provided 
with the following information:
 
1. Relating the Housing Management Scheme and unpublished policies 
and communications relating to housing needs assessments. 
2. Relating to Citywest council secured assured and flexible tenancies
 Within the constraints of section 12 please supply the information on a year 
on year basis commencing with the FY 2018/2019 or if in the data year set you 
currently use commencing with 2018 and working backwards up to 5 years.

3. In the data the number of those actually being placed on the list and not 
moved or offered accommodation 
4. The number of applications made for housing on medical or disability 
grounds 
5. The number of successful applications for housing on medical or 
disability grounds 
122 households are registered on the general waiting list with medical priority.
6. The number of applications to transfer on medical or disability grounds 
(mobility category) 
7. The number of successful applications to transfer on medical disability 
grounds (mobility category) 
214 households are registered for a transfer with medical priority – mobility 
category breakdown is as follows:
18 mob cat 1
21 mob cat 2
141 mob cat 3
61 mob cat 4

 
Your request for information will not be processed.
In line with guidance issued by the ICO if part of the request exceeds the 
‘appropriate limit’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate 
Limit) Regulations 2004 then the whole request must be refused.
To provide all of the requested information asked for by way of questions 1 and 2 
would involve a large search exercise for significant number of staff within Housing 
area and possibly other areas of the Council.
Also, to provide all the requested information asked for by way of questions 3, 4 and 
6 would involve a large search exercise as all rejected cases, irrespective of the 
reason, show on the system as a cancelled case.  We would have to go into every 
case to see the reason why it was rejected and there are around 5600 cases.  
The Council estimate it would therefore significantly exceed £450 to determine the 
extent to which the information is held across the council.  
 
In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 this letter acts 
as a Refusal Notice.
 
Advice & Assistance
 
Please be advised that it is possible to provide you (at least in part) with the 
information requested in 1 and 2 within the ‘appropriate limit’.
You may wish to refine and resubmit the remainder of your request so that it reduces 
the cost to within the “appropriate limit”. The Council therefore advise you provide a 
specific period of time you would like the Council search (where required as set out 
above) and describe the nature or subject matter of the information you are looking 
for. 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for 
an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of 
the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Information Management Team 
64 Victoria Street 
London 
SW1E 6QP 
xxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to 
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Further information is 
also available from the Information Commissioner at:
 
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
 
Tel: 0303 123 1113 or 01625 54 57 45
Fax: 01625 524510

Web: www.ico.org.uk
 
 
I will now close your request as of this date.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Westminster City Council