Ashton Gate

Dr H. Rhinehart made this Freedom of Information request to Bristol City Council

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Dear Bristol City Council,

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. copies of any correspondence between the Council and the European Commission in relation to the Ashton Gate complaint.

2. Any documentation which sets out the value of the land.

3. A list of all payments made by the Council to the football club in the last five years.

Yours faithfully,

Dr H. Rhinehart

Freedom of Information, Bristol City Council

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Dear Dr Rhinehart,
Thank you for your request for information, a copy of which is enclosed
below. We can now respond to each of your requests as follows:

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. copies of any correspondence between the Council and the
European Commission in relation to the Ashton Gate complaint.

The Act entitles a requester to "information" rather than "any
correspondence". The only email that contains any significant
"information" is that of the Senior Solicitor of Bristol City Council sent
to the European Commission dated 6th December 2010. As we believe this is
the "information" you require, we have enclosed a copy of this email.

Please note that "personal data" has been redacted from this email in
accordance with section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act. This
personal data includes names and experience of officers. Although the
City council aim to be transparent and accountable to the public, we must
protect the rights of individuals in accordance with the Data Protection
Act 1998.

2. Any documentation which sets out the value of the land.

Information regarding the value of the land is already in the public
domain as it is contained in the cabinet minutes of 22 July 2010 and can
be viewed at the following link:
[1]http://www.bristol.gov.uk/item/committee...
(under 6.Disposal of Land and Property Interests to Bristol City Football
Club, and also under 1. Public Forum)

3. A list of all payments made by the Council to the football club
in the last five years.

Please find enclosed payments made, as requested. In order to assist, we
have confirmed what the payments relate to for the last two years. We
have not provided this detail for any earlier payments as this information
is archived and would take considerable time to locate. In any event it
is anticipated that the payments for the previous 3 years would have been
for similar reasons. However if this further detail is required, please
let us know.

This response should answer your request in full, however if you are not
satisfied with this response or wish to lodge an appeal against any
exemptions that may have been applied, you can do so by writing to the
Data Protection Officer at Bristol City Council Legal Services, The
Council House, College Green, Bristol, or [2][Bristol City Council request email]. Details
of the complaints procedure can be found at
[3]http://www.bristol.gov.uk/complaints.

If, after you have exhausted the council’s complaints procedure, you are
still not satisfied with the response you have received you have the right
to complain to the Information Commissioner, details of your right to
complain can be found at [4]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints.aspx

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For Head of Legal Services
Stephen McNamara

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