addresses of “long term empty” Commercial properties that are within Coventry City Council area;
Dear Sir or Madam,
Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-
(a) addresses of “long term empty” Commercial properties that are within Coventry City Council area; and
(b) the names of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)
Dear Mr Nash
Thank you for your letter requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act,
which I received on 17/04/2009. Your request will be processed under the terms of the Act.
In line with the we will respond to you within 20 working days
of the date that we received your request. If there are any problems with this request that may delay
the dissemination of information, we will contact you immediately.
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Dear Sir or Madam,
To clarify my request what I want is the address and owners of all empty commercial properties within The Coventry City Council area.
Dear Mr Nash
Your request of 17th April 2009 has now been considered under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. You amended the original wording to
clarify that you want the address and owners of all empty commercial
properties within the Coventry City Council area.
An Excel spreadsheet is attached listing details where owners are not
individuals or sole traders. Information about properties owned by
private individuals (including sole traders) is being withheld as it
falls under the exemption in Section 40(3) of the Act. This information
constitutes personal information and its disclosure is judged in this
instance to be a breach of Data Protection principles, notably the first
principle - that of fair and lawful processing. This exemption is
absolute and in it's application, no consideration of the public
interest is required.
Please note that the enclosed information is owned by the City Council
and subject to copyright protection. Under the Re-Use of Public Sector
Information 2005 Regulations you are free to use this information for
your own use or for the purposes of news reporting. However, any other
type of re-use under the Regulations, for example, publication of the
information or circulation to the public, will require permission of the
copyright owner and may be subject to terms and conditions. If you wish
to reuse the information you have requested or have any other issues
relating to this request, please do not hesitate to contact me.
You have a right to make a complaint about the handling of your request,
and you also have a right to make an appeal about the outcome of your
request - in the first instance to the Council's Governance Team at:-
Information Governance Team
Customer & Business Services
Council House, Basement Room 5
[Coventry City Council request email] <mailto:[Coventry City Council request email]>
If you are still dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaint and/or
appeal for the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you have the right to
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:-
Information Commissioner's Office
Chris Faulkner (Mrs)
Policy and Resources Manager
Finance and Legal Services Directorate
Coventry City Council
1st Floor, Christchurch House
Tel: 024 76833000
Fax: 024 76833770
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