A list of premises owned by Northumberland Council

Brian Hanson made this Freedom of Information request to Northumberland County Council

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Dear Northumberland County Council,

Could you please provide me with lists of the following:

Premises owned by Northumberland County Council that are currently unoccupied.
Premises owned by Northumberland County Council that are currently leased to other organisations.
Premises that are planned to become unoccupied, demolished, sold or leased in the next two years.

Could you please ensure the lists are in spreadsheet format (one workbook with three 'sheets', one per list), with columns for street address, postcode and current occupier, and (for the third list) an additional column with information on what is planned (e.g. being sold to xxx in, being demolished in, being leased to xxx in)

Yours faithfully,

Brian Hanson

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9001  

Dear Enquirer,

INFORMATION REQUEST

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Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

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Our Ref: 9001   

Dear Enquirer

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

I refer to your Freedom of Information request in relation to Premises
owned by Northumberland County Council.

Right of Access

Section 1(1) of the Act provides any person making a request for
information to a public authority is entitled.

(a) to be informed in writing by the public authority whether it holds
information of the description specified in the request (which Section
1(6) of the Act designates as the "duty to confirm or deny"), and

(b) if that is the case, to have that information communicated to him.

The right is to obtain access to the information itself and not to the
document or record which contains it.

The Act creates a general right of access to information held by public
authorities subject to various exemptions.

Northumberland County Council confirms that it holds the information you
have requested, please see the information below in response.

1. Premises owned by Northumberland County Council that are currently
unoccupied.
For security reasons Northumberland County Council is not able to release
information relating to abandoned, derelict or vacant/unoccupied
buildings. Therefore, we have applied the Section 31(1)(a) Exemption - The
prevention or detection of crime. 

If there is a specific building you are interested in, please provide
further details and we will look into this further for you.
2. Premises owned by Northumberland County Council that are currently
leased to other organisations.  
Please see attached spreadsheet.
3. Premises that are planned to become unoccupied, demolished, sold or
leased in the next two years.

For security reasons Northumberland County Council is not able to release
information relating to abandoned, derelict or vacant/unoccupied
buildings. Therefore, we have applied the Section 31(1)(a) Exemption - The
prevention or detection of crime. 
 
Surplus property will be advertised for sale or to let.
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from the date of this response to the Information Governance Office:

Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF

Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]

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Wilmslow
Cheshire
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Yours faithfully

FOI Coordinator - Property
Information Governance Office
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 2EF

Tel: 0345 600 6400
Email: [Northumberland County Council request email]
Web: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk