John Wright made this Freedom of Information request to Belfast Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland)
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Dear Belfast Education and Library Board (Northern Ireland),
Can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-
(a) addresses of any empty buildings (be it commercial or
residential or industrial or storage facility etc)
which belongs to yourselves
(b) addresses of any buildings (be it commercial or residential or
industrial or storage or medical facility) which belongs to
yourselves, that are scheduled to be vacant in the next 12 months
for whatever reason.
(c) if possible, type of use (eg. storage, office, warehouse,
training, staff accommodation, medical facility etc) of those
buildings referred to in (a) and (b)
(d) if possible, approximate date (month and year) from which it
became empty or will become empty, of those buildings referred to
in (a) and (b)
Thank you for your enquiry. Before I forward this request on, can you
please clarify ?- are you aware that we are an education board and our
estate would consist of school buildings and educational resource
centres staffed by board employees? Also technically, as a non-
departmental public body, we do not own buildings in the schools estate
but managed schools in the controlled and maintained sectors on behalf of
the Department of Education for Northern Ireland.
Just a bit confused by the terms “ commercial or residential or
industrial or storage facility , warehouse, medical facility , staff
accommodation – (do you mean the belb board headquarters where we
currently work?) We would not have any of these types of usage. Please
Dear Liz Johnston,
Liz just ignore any terms that are not relevant to your organisation.
Only provide information on any buildings that are currently empty belonging to you.
We would have no buildings as described in your categories other than a school. As we do not own these buildings , do you want me to respond as if we do? i.e. we are the employing authority for the controlled sector which has had one school closure this year. Department of Education will consider if the premises will be demolished or if the building can be taken on by an interested party.
Dear Liz Johnston,
Please cancel this FOI and thank you for your assistance.
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