Cornovii Developments Limited

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Dear Shropshire Council,
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request information regarding transactions between Cornovii Developments Limited and Shropshire Council.

Please provide the following information:

1. With regards to the Overton Road, Ifton Heath development site, what was the market value of this land? Also, what was the value of the transfer (whether in price of shares or otherwise) of this land from Shropshire Council to Cornovii Developments Ltd?
2. All financial transactions between Shropshire Council and Cornovii Developments Ltd since its incorporation date of 6th July 2019, along with reasons for all transactions.
3. Does Cornovii Developments Ltd fall within the definition of a 'body governed by public law’ and therefore subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015? If so, can you include all the companies who have submitted tenders to Cornovii Developments Ltd.

Please could you acknowledge this request and then respond as per the usual time limits.
Yours Faithfully

Natalie Rowley

FOI, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Rowley

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 06/07/2020.  We are
currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation.

Your request is for information about the development site at Overton
Road, Ifton.

* This is a summary only and full details have been sent to the team
providing the response.
* If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment,
please notify us as soon as possible using the contact details
provided below. 

 
Please note:
 
The Council has been facing unprecedented challenges this year. Firstly,
in response to the flooding in February and now in responding to the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this time, resources may have to
be diverted away from usual compliance or information rights work. The
council acknowledges that it can’t extend statutory timescales of requests
and everyone is doing their best to meet these. However, priority may have
to be given to other areas, eg the safeguarding of vulnerable people,
during this extraordinary period.
The Information Commissioner’s Office has blogged about their approach to
requests during this time: [1]blog
 
The Information Commissioner’s Office has released a statement about Data
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Tel:                  01743 252179 / 252774 / 252747

Email:             [Shropshire Council request email]

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Dear FOI,
I understand my FOI request was due a response on 4th August 2020, however I have not received one. Do you have an up to date time frame for your response?

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Rowley

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Rowley

Thank you for your email. We are sorry that you have not yet received a response to your request. As noted in our acknowledgement email, short delays may be experienced at the moment due to work being undertaken in response to the pandemic.

We will forward your email to the team responding as a reminder.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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Dear Information.Request,

I have still not received a reply to my questions. Can you please update me on when I will receive a response.

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Rowley

Dear Shropshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Shropshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cornovii Developments Limited'.

I have not received a response to my FOI request.

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,

Natalie Rowley

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Rowley

Request for information: CAS-2145787-G1R8G7

Thank you for your email. We will carry out an Internal Review of your request.

Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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Mark Barrow, Shropshire Council

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Good afternoon

 

Please see the attached in relation to your FOI Request. Apologies for the
delay.

 

Regards

 

Mark Barrow

Director of Place

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Dear Shropshire Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Shropshire Council's handling of my FOI request 'Cornovii Developments Limited'.

Cornovii Developments Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shropshire Council, it is funded solely by the council, with land gifted to the ltd company by the council to be the sole developer on the land. Cornovii does not operate in the traditional sense a commercial company would with competition for land/development. Cornovii was set up by the council with the intention of enabling the council to meet it's unmet housing need, and does fall within the definition of a 'body governed by public law’ and therefore should be subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The information in relation to financial transactions between Shropshire Council and Cornovii should not be exempted due to "commercial sensitivity" as Cornovii does not operate within the normal limits of a commercial business, and lacks any competition for land, services and finances as these are all supplied by Shropshire Council, which is well documented.

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,

Natalie Rowley

Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Rowley

Thank you for your email. We will carry out an internal review of your request reference: CAS-2145787-G1R8G7

Yours sincerely

Heather Jones
Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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Dear Ms Rowley,

 

Regarding your FOI request (reference above) the ICO have also been in
contact with us and asked us to issue you with our internal review
decision after you challenged the response provided. I apologise for the
delay but can now confirm the internal review has been conducted and our
revised and final response to you request for information is attached.

 

Kind Regards

 

Tom

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

Telephone: 01743 252179

Email: [1][Shropshire Council request email]

 

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