Barnet Borough Empty or Unused Property and Land

Max Valentine made this Freedom of Information request to Barnet Borough Council

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The request was refused by Barnet Borough Council.

Date: 25.08.16
Dear Barnet Borough Council,

RE: Freedom Of Information Act 2000 – Information Request – Unused / Derelict Properties

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. To help guide you with the information retrieval, I have focused my request in the below categories.

As part of the decisions made by multiple councils to release its list of all “long-term” empty domestic and commercial properties, such as Lambeth and Bexley, and the decision by Judge Fiona Henderson to order Camden Council to make public its list of empty housing, could you please send me a copy of the:

(a) addresses of all empty or unused privately owned homes, which have been empty for more than 12 Months, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(b) addresses of all empty or unused council owned homes, which have been empty for more than 12 Months,, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(c) addresses of all empty or unused commercial properties, which have been empty for more than 12 Months,, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(d) the addresses stated within (a), (b) and (c), which have had Planning Applications submitted within the previous 24 Months.
(e) the status of the Planning Applications stated in (d), either Approved, Rejected or Withdrawn.

In considering this request, I hope you will take into account
Judge Henderson's statement on releasing the empty housing list in
Lambeth:
"The Tribunal is satisfied that publication of this list would
bring a proportion of the void properties back into use earlier
than would otherwise be the case and that, consequently, this is a
strong public interest in favour of disclosure."

I would like to receive the information in electronic format if
possible. If you need further clarification, please contact me by email and/or phone.
If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have
received this request. I look forward to your response within 20
working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours sincerely,

Max Valentine

Tobi Danmole,

 
Information request
Our reference: 2985296

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request, received by us on  25 August 2016, for the
following information:

 

Could you please send me a copy of the:

(a) addresses of all empty or unused privately owned homes, which have
been empty for more than 12 Months, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(b) addresses of all empty or unused council owned homes, which have been
empty for more than 12 Months,, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(c) addresses of all empty or unused commercial properties, which have
been empty for more than 12 Months,, that are within the Barnet Borough.
(d) the addresses stated within (a), (b) and (c), which have had Planning
Applications submitted within the previous 24 Months.
(e) the status of the Planning Applications stated in (d), either
Approved, Rejected or Withdrawn.

 

We are processing this request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 
 
Under the Act we must respond promptly and in any event within 20 working
days from the date we received your request. You should receive a response
by 23 September 2016

 

Please note the Act defines a limited set of exemptions from the right to
know.  If we decide not to release any information we shall explain why,
which exemption we are relying on and how you can appeal.

 

Yours faithfully
 
 
Tobi Danmole
Information Officer
Information Management
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [1]www.barnet.gov.uk
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Richard Carter,

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Information request
Our reference: 2985296

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Dear Sir/Madam
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 25 August 2016.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.

FOI Survey

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes of your time to
fill in the questionnaire at the link below. This provides you with the
opportunity to give feedback and will help us to ensure a high standard of
service provision with regard to FOI and EIR requests handled by the
London Borough of Barnet:

[1]https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/foi-quest...

Please note, this questionnaire is anonymous and its primary purpose is to
monitor customer satisfaction and identify potential service improvement.
It does not affect your statutory right under the Freedom of Information
Act or the Environmental Information Regulations to have an internal
review of your response carried out. Nor, as it is anonymous, does it
constitute a trigger for a review. If you wish to make a request for an
internal review, you will need to contact the Information Management Team
at [2][Barnet Borough Council request email]
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Richard Carter
London Borough of Barnet, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South,
London N11 1NP
Barnet Online: [3]www.barnet.gov.uk
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