Council 'Approved' Builders and Grants works.

Angela Richards made this Freedom of Information request to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

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Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council did not have the information requested.

Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

Please could you provide me with information as to how a local Builder becomes an 'Approved Builder' recommended by the Council in line with Housing Grants work.

Is there set criteria etc that has to be followed? If so please provide me with details of this also a copy of any forms etc.

Also how long ( in years) has the criteria has been in place and under what piece of legislation does it exist?

How or why would an 'approved' Builder be removed from the 'Council recommended' Lists?

In the event of a Council recommended/approved Builder breaching regulations, causing problems, causing damage or similar issues wouldn't the Council itself also be liable given the fact that -

1) The Council 'recommends' said Builder on its List of Approved Builders.

2) The Council oversees and inspects Housing Grant work.

3) The Council funds the Housing Grant work.

Please provide details of any relevant legislation, blank copies of forms (if applicable).

Yours faithfully,

Angela Richards

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Richards,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if it
relates to environmental information).

You should ordinarily expect to receive a response to your request no
later than 20 working days following the date of submission to the
Council. We will contact you should this not be the case.

Yours sincerely

Carfan Llywodraethu Corfforaethol / Corporate Governance Team
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol / for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

Thank you for your acknowledgement and I look forward to hearing from you within the time limit for such requests.

Yours sincerely,

Angela Richards

Dear Freedomofinformation,

Today marks the end of the period within which you should have replied to my request for information.

Would you please now kindly comply with the law and respond with your answers without any further delays.

Yours sincerely,

Angela Richards

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Dear Ms Richards

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of Council
'Approved Builders' for Housing Grants Work.

The Council does not hold a list of 'Approved Builders' or a 'Council
Recommended List'. Therefore, unfortunately, no recorded information is
held.

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review of the Council’s response. If you wish
to exercise this right, please set out in writing your grounds and send
your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be reached at
[1][email address] or at RCT CBC, The Pavilions, Clydach
Vale, Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

Yours sincerely

Llywodraethu Corfforaethol/Corporate Governance
ar ran Cyfarwyddwr Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Llywodraethol/for Director
of Legal & Democratic Services

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