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Dear Enfield Council,

How many car ports in the front garden have been authorised by L B Enfield in the N11 2 post code in the last 10 years?

How many of those front garden car ports were applied for and were successfully granted current of ex employees of L B Enfield council?

Where car ports were not granted what was the main reason given for the rejection?

Where the application was rejected as a result of the front garden being too small what was the range of sizes of those front gardens?

What is the criteria in terms of size for the front garden to qualify for a car port?

How is L B Enfield assisting residents to use electric/hybrid cars when they have no access to plug their cars to a source of electricity as their vehicles are forced to park on the street overnight?

Yours faithfully,
H Shah

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Dear H Shah,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. Please find below our
response.  

 

Request

 

How many car ports in the front garden have been authorised by L B Enfield
in the N11 2 post code in the last 10 years?

How many of those front garden car ports were applied for and were
successfully granted current of ex employees of L B Enfield council?

Where car ports were not granted what was the main reason given for the
rejection?

Where the application was rejected as a result of the front garden being
too small what was the range of sizes of those front gardens?

What is the criteria in terms of size for the front garden to qualify for
a car port?

How is L B Enfield assisting residents to use electric/hybrid cars when
they have no access to plug their cars to a source of electricity as their
vehicles are forced to park on the street overnight?

 

Response

 

The information relating to your first five questions can be found online
and is therefore exempt from the Freedom of Information Act under Section
21 (Information accessible by other means)

 

The details of all planning applications submitted can be reviewed using
the online planning register available on the Enfield Council website. You
can search using a particular word, such as car port, and this will bring
up all applications received which included a car port in the description
of development. From there you can establish the decision made on each
application. You can also, for those records we hold electronically, view
all the documents submitted with the application. For those records we do
not hold electronically you can make a request to view the hard copy file
by contacting the Operational Support Hub at
[1][email address].

 

With regard to your final question –

 

How is L B Enfield assisting residents to use electric/hybrid cars when
they have no access to plug their cars to a source of electricity as their
vehicles are forced to park on the street overnight?

 

To support residents who own electric vehicles, there are charging points
available for public use located on highway and in public car parks at:

 

·         Westpole Avenue, Cockfosters.

·         Lion Road Car Park, Edmonton.

·         Angel Corner, Edmonton.

·         Leigh Hunt Drive, Southgate.

·         Genotin Road car park (two charging points), Enfield Town.

·         Palace Gardens multi-storey car park, Enfield Town (two charging
points).

·         Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green.

 

We are in the process of replacing these points so that they are more
reliable and provide a better experience for users.

 

There are also a number of charging points available on private sites.
More details can be found at: [2]https://www.zap-map.com/

 

In addition, the Council is working with Transport for London to
investigate opportunities for the installation of rapid charging points on
key arterial routes.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:

 

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Email – [3][Enfield Council request email]

 

Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, 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, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF

 

Regards,

 

Daniel Ellis

Complaints & Access to Information Officer

Complaints & Access to Information Team

 

Phone: 020 8379 2808

Email: [4][email address]

Website: [5]www.enfield.gov.uk

 

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Dear Enfield Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Enfield Council's handling of my FOI request 'Car Port'.

The response given does not answer the questions raised and only suggests going to the website for information, whereas I am concerned that there were favourable outcomes for L B Enfield staff when applying for car ports. the website will not tell me the numbers of applicants who were or are L B Enfield employees at the time of their application.

In view of the above, I would like a fuller response that actually answers the questions posed and does not attempt to 'fob off' the main thrust of the questions by merely pointing to a website.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

Yours faithfully,

h Shah

complaintsandinformation, Enfield Council

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Dear H Shah,

Thank you for your email dated 10/01/18.

Please accept this email as confirmation that your request will now be treated as an internal review.

You should expect to receive a response within 20 working days.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Regards

Matthew Breslin
Complaints and Access to Information Coordinator- Gateway Services Finance, Resources and Customer Services
0208 379 4397
Enfield Council
39 London Road
Enfield
EN2 6DS

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Dear H Shah,

 

We have reviewed our response in light of your email. Please see below and
attached.

 

You asked these questions originally:

1. How many car ports in the front garden have been authorised by L B
Enfield in the N11 2 post code in the last 10 years?

2. How many of those front garden car ports were applied for and were
successfully granted current of ex-employees of L B Enfield council?

3. Where car ports were not granted what was the main reason given for the
rejection?

4. Where the application was rejected as a result of the front garden
being too small what was the range of sizes of those front gardens?

5. What is the criteria in terms of size for the front garden to qualify
for a car port?

6. How is L B Enfield assisting residents to use electric/hybrid cars when
they have no access to plug their cars to a source of electricity as their
vehicles are forced to park on the street overnight?

 

You then stated as follows in response to our email to you dated 4
December:

The response given does not answer the questions raised and only suggests
going to the website for information, whereas I am concerned that there
were favourable outcomes for L B Enfield staff when applying for car
ports. the website will not tell me the numbers of applicants who were or
are L B Enfield employees at the time of their application.

 

The information for questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 can be found by searching the
planning register here:
[1]https://planningandbuildingcontrol.enfie...

For example, I have carried out a search and located 2 applications in the
N11 2 post code area during the past 10 years to December 2017. Please
refer to the attached search terms.

 

With regarding to question 2, the status of the person making the
application is at question 9 of the relevant form. You will therefore need
to go through the relevant applications and check the form to see how this
question had been answered.

[2]cid:image001.png@01D39E8E.C37BEE20

 

 

In light of this, we maintain that the information is reasonable
accessible to you and is therefore exempt from the Freedom of Information
Act under Section 21 (Information accessible by other means).

 

Regarding question 5, there are no such criterial. Each application is
assessed on its merits having regard to matters such as  the site
characteristics, the character of the wider area, how visible the
structure might be, its design, whether it has any impact on trees,
whether use would cause any highway safety concerns, its impact on
neighbouring properties etc.

 

We consider that question 6 was adequately answered.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, 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, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

 

Regards

 

Complaints and Access to Information Manager

Complaints and Access to Information Team

Finance, Resources and Customer Services

Enfield Council

PO Box 50,

Civic Centre,

Silver Street, Enfield

EN1 3XA

 

Enfield Council is committed to serving the whole Borough fairly,
delivering excellent services and building strong communities.

 

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