London Borough of Redbridge
Mr Philip Barker
255-259 High Rd,
BY EMAIL ONLY
Ilford IG1 1NN
Housing Enquiries and Complaints team
Please reply to:
Operational Head of Housing Needs
Our ref: 7436229
Date: 25 November 2019
Dear Mr Barker Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information received on 28 October 2019.
This request is being handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides two distinct but related rights of
access to information which impose corresponding duties on public authorities. These are:
• The duty to inform the applicant whether or not information is held by the authority
and, if so,
• The duty to communicate that information to the applicant.
Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 requires the London Borough of
Redbridge, when refusing to provide such information (because the information is exempt
within the provisions of the Act) to provide you, the applicant, with a Notice which:
1. a) states the fact that an exemption has been applied
2. b) specifies the exemption in question, and
3. c) states why the exemption applies (if that would not otherwise be apparent)
You have requested the following information:
How many residents on the council waiting list have been placed in properties in the
Paragon building in central Ilford owned by Swan Housing, how long has each
resident been on the housing list and what were the incomes of each resident
I can confirm that London Borough of Redbridge holds the information you requested.
However, we are withholding that information since we consider that the
following exemptions apply to it.
Under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), we are not required to provide
information in response to a request if it is already reasonably accessible to you.
This response therefore acts as a refusal notice under section 17 of the FoIA.
The information you requested is available at http://www.ellcchoicehomes.org.uk/
. If you do
not have access to the internet at home, you may be able to use facilities at your local library.
I can also confirm that incomes are not a mandatory collection field and is not held in a
Please quote the reference number 7436229 in any future communications.
If you are dissatisfied with the outcome or the handling of your request, you have the right to
ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within 20 working
days of the date of receipt of the response to your original email or letter and should be
Information Officer, 7 th
Floor (front), Lynton House, High Road, Ilford, IG1 1NN or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are still dissatisfied with the Council’s response after the internal review you have a
right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Although the London Borough of Redbridge has considered your request strictly in
accordance with the Act, if any or all of the information provided is to be published or
broadcast, we would like the opportunity to comment on the information provided, in so far as
that publication or broadcast refers to, or in any way identifies, the London Borough of
Redbridge before the information is published or broadcast. The London Borough of
Redbridge’s Press Office can be contacted on email@example.com.
Operational Head of Housing Needs