Compensation claims submitted under the ACV legislation

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Dear Brent Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of the following:

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Under the Localism Act 2011, the council is required to maintain a list of Assets of Community Value which have been successfully and unsuccessfully nominated since the act came into force in September 2012.

For all Asset of Community Value (Community Right to Bid) nominations the council has received since 2012 I request the following information:

For each property where a compensation claim has been filed against the council as is the owners right under The Localism Act 2011, Part 5, Chapter 3, Section 99. I request a copy of all documents associated with that claim (initial claim documents & if applicable internal review & first tier tribunal documents) including but not limited to the following points :

*The result of the compensation claim
*A copy of all documents submitted with the claim by the owner
*A copy of any additional documents the council considered in deciding the claim
*A copy of the council's decision letter to the property owner
*If the owner requested an internal review of the compensation claim - A copy of all associated documents
*If the owner requested an independent review to the first tier tribunal - A copy of all associated documents

Please note I am aware that my response from the council may contain redacted information (where redaction time is not included in FOI request time calculation).

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I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request.

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 prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Josh Forrest

Freedom of Information, Brent Borough Council

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Finance,

Information request
Our reference: 15307536

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Dear Mr. Forrest
 
Thank you for your request. We will forward it to the relevant department
who will contact you shortly.
 
Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley HA9 0FJ
[email address]
 
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Bahadoor, Chidanand, Brent Borough Council

Dear Josh Forrest,

 

I would like to offer my apologises on the overdue return for your FoI
request.

 

I will be sending a response soon to your query. If you have any questions
please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Kind regards,

 

Chidanand Bahadoor

Graduate Finance Trainee

Resources Department

Brent Council

020 8937 1819

 

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Chidanand Bahadoor,

Information request
Our reference: 15307536

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Dear Mr. Forrest
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 15 May
2020, as follows:
From: Josh Forrest ([FOI #664886 email])
Sent: 14 May 2020 20:56
To: Freedom of Information ([Brent Borough Council request email])
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Compensation claims submitted
under the ACV legislation

Dear Brent Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of the
following:

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Under the Localism Act 2011, the council is required to maintain a list of
Assets of Community Value which have been successfully and unsuccessfully
nominated since the act came into force in September 2012.

For all Asset of Community Value (Community Right to Bid) nominations the
council has received since 2012 I request the following information:

For each property where a compensation claim has been filed against the
council as is the owners right under The Localism Act 2011, Part 5,
Chapter 3, Section 99. I request a copy of all documents associated with
that claim (initial claim documents & if applicable internal review &
first tier tribunal documents) including but not limited to the following
points :

*The result of the compensation claim
*A copy of all documents submitted with the claim by the owner *A copy of
any additional documents the council considered in deciding the claim *A
copy of the council's decision letter to the property owner *If the owner
requested an internal review of the compensation claim - A copy of all
associated documents *If the owner requested an independent review to the
first tier tribunal - A copy of all associated documents

Please note I am aware that my response from the council may contain
redacted information (where redaction time is not included in FOI request
time calculation).

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I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20
working days of your receipt of this request.

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 prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me to provide
advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request
problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to
receiving the information in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Josh Forrest
 
We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
and we aim to send a response by 15 June 2020.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Chidanand Bahadoor
Finance Graduate Trainee
Chief Executive
[email address]
 
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Chidanand Bahadoor,

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Our reference: 15307536

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Dear Josh Forrest,
 
Please see attached documents in regards to your FoI query. I have sent
another response with more details.
Yours sincerely
 
 
Chidanand Bahadoor
Finance Graduate Trainee
Chief Executive
[email address]

Dear Brent Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Brent Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Compensation claims submitted under the ACV legislation'.

As per my original request

i am aware that personal information would need to be redacted and this was not an issue as it was expected

I have received the same information that I requested from you from 21 other local authorities so far which have received compensation claims relating to ACV listing.

So I am puzzled by your response

Yours faithfully,

Josh Forrest

Freedom of Information, Brent Borough Council

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Ben Ainsworth,

Information request
Our reference: 15307536

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Dear Mr. Forrest
 
Thank you for your request for a review received on 23 June 2020. I am
sorry that you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request
under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
I can confirm that we are considering your concerns and we will aim to
provide you with a response by 21 July 2020.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Ben Ainsworth
Head of Finance
[email address]
 
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Ben Ainsworth,

Information request
Our reference: 15307536

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Dear Ben Ainsworth,

thank you for your response

in view of your refusal of my original request can I revise my request to the following information which does not breach your exclusions

1. Date of compensation Claim
2. Date of Council Decision
3. Total Value of Claim
4. What were the Heads of the claim i.e amount & reason (loss of asset value, legal fees, overheads etc)
5. Address of the listed Asset which the compensation claim was submitted against
6. Reason for refusal of claim

Yours sincerely,

Josh Forrest

Brent Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 15464820

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Dear Mr. Forrest
 
Thank you for your request. We will forward it to the relevant department
who will contact you shortly.
 
Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley HA9 0FJ
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

Anne Kittappa,

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Information request
Our reference: 15464820

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Please see attached the response to your Freedom of Information request.
Yours sincerely
 
Anne Kittappa
Senior Policy Officer
Chief Executive's Department
Brent Council

020 8937 6060
[email address]

[1]www.brent.gov.uk
@brent_council

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