Dear Oxford City Council,

I would like to know the following:

(1) Which contractor(s) were used to develop the planning portal on the OCC web site.
(2) What were the initial costs of designing and developing the planning portal site.
(3) Which contractor(s) provide maintenance and software support for the planning portal.
(4) How many complaints has Oxford City Council received in the last 18 months for the planning portal.
(5) Where are the web servers for the planning portal located.

Yours faithfully, and thank you very much.

Mike Magee

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9232
 
Thank you for your email below.  Your request was received on 1st June
2020 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt)
in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being
exempt or containing reference to a third party.
 
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recognises the unprecedented
challenges all are facing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
In particular they understand that resources, whether they are finances or
people, may be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights
work. Whilst the ICO can’t extend statutory timescales, they will not be
penalising public authorities for prioritising other areas or adapting
their usual approach during this extraordinary period.
 
Therefore while the Council will make every effort to comply with the
Statutory Requirements you may experience understandable delays when
making information rights requests during the pandemic.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address]
| T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
 

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Magee,
 
Oxford City Council – Reference: 9232
 
Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your Freedom of
Information Act 2000 request received on 1^st June 2020 as follows:
 
The Planning Portal per se is the name of a privately-run website for
planning matters ([1]https://www.planningportal.co.uk/) which the Council
have no control over.
 
However, if this request is referring to the web application that is
provided through Oxford City Council's website then the following
information would be relevant:
 
(1) Which contractor(s)  were used to develop the planning portal on the
OCC web site.     IDOX
(2) What were the initial costs of designing and developing the planning
portal site.      Costs covered by IDOX
(3) Which contractor(s) provide maintenance and software support for the
planning portal.     IDOX
(4) How many complaints has Oxford City Council received in the last 18
months for the planning portal. 
We do not have data on complaints for the planning portal.  It is an
external provider that serves planning departments nationally
 
(5) Where are the web servers for the planning portal located.     
Birmingham - SCC's Data Centre (ICT Infrastructure providers)
 
If you disagree with any part of the response to your request, you are
entitled to ask the Council for an internal review of the decision(s)
made.  You may do this by writing to the Monitoring Officer, by either
email – [2][email address] – or by post to Monitoring Officer,
Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS. 
After the result of the internal review, if you remain dissatisfied, you
may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene on your behalf.  You may
do this by writing to the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 
 
Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Information Officer | Oxford City Council |
Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email:
[3][email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
 
 
 
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