Council assets

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Herefordshire Council as part of a batch sent to 353 authorities

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was successful.

To the information officer,

I am emailing to request the following information from the council under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

Note: This request does not relate to social housing stock

1) A list of building, land and heritage assets disposed of (i.e. the council no longer owned the asset) by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset
- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?
- Address (if applicable)
- Postcode (if applicable)
- UPRN (if possible)
- The date it was disposed of
- The type of disposal (for example sale, community asset transfer, etc)
- The valuation of the asset at the point it was classified as an asset held for sale (both lower amount and fair value less, if possible)
- How much it was sold for? (if applicable)
- Who it was sold to?
- How it was disposed of (open market, auction, etc)

2) A list of building, land and heritage assets acquired by the council between 2014/2015 and the date on which you received this request, including:

- Name of the asset
- What type of asset is it - building, land or heritage?
- Address
- Postcode
- UPRN (if possible)
- The date it was acquired
- Who was it acquired from?
- How much did it cost?
- Is it now classed as an investment property?

3) How many land, building and heritage assets did the council have as of
a) the beginning of 2014/15
b) the date on which you received this request

I would like to receive this information electronically a spreadsheet, with the points above as the column headers.

If the decision is made to withhold some of this information using exemptions in the Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

Please note the questions:
Who it was sold to?
Who was it acquired from?

In response to test FOIs some local authorities declined to release this information relating to these questions, arguing it was exempt under Section 40 - Personal information.

The definition of personal data referred to in the FOIA is that used by the Data Protection Act. This states that, for data to constitute personal data, “it must relate to a living individual, and that individual must be identifiable”. As a result, unless the response relates to a person (or a sole trader) it cannot be exempt under Section 40.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Thank you for your time,

Gareth

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir,

Please see the attached.

Kind Regards

Christine

Christine Dallow
Information Access Team
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
PO Box 4
Hereford
HR4 0XH
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Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir,

 

Please find attached response to your FOI request

 

Regards

 

Information Access Team

Economy, Communities & Corporate

Herefordshire Council

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

 

 

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Dear Information Access Team,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

Could the information be supplied in a spreadsheet as originally requested?

Sorry to be a pain but PDF format is not compatible with the way all other councils have provided this information, and I am unable to open the current format type.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email. Sorry I am a little confused as this was sent to you as a CSV spreadsheet as attached not a pdf. However I have attached again as an excel worksheet.

Hope this is helpful

Kind Regards

Christine

Christine Dallow
Information Access Team
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
PO Box 4
Hereford
HR4 0XH
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This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and intended solely for the use of the addressee. This communication may contain material protected by law from being passed on. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.”

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

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Ms Dallow,

Thank you for your updated response to my FOI.

Now I have had the chance to look in detail at the response I see it has been interpreted incorrectly.

I asked for data relating to all asset disposals and acquisitions between 2014/15 and the date on which the request was received (so 01/04/2014 and 28/07/2018).

However it appears I have been provided with data only relating to 2014/15.

Could this be revisited and the additional information be supplied?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

Dear Mr Davies,

Please accept my apologies for the misunderstanding. I will contact the department and send the further information as soon as possible once provided.

Kind Regards

Christine

Christine Dallow
Information Access Team
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
PO Box 4
Hereford
HR4 0XH
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This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and intended solely for the use of the addressee. This communication may contain material protected by law from being passed on. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.”

Plough Lane | PO Box 4 | Hereford HR4 OXH

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Access To Information, Herefordshire Council

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Dear Mr Davies,

Please see the attached.

Kind Regards

Christine

Christine Dallow
Information Access Team
Herefordshire Council
Plough Lane
PO Box 4
Hereford
HR4 0XH
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“Any opinion expressed in this e-mail or any attached files are those of the individual and not necessarily those of Herefordshire Council.
This e-mail and any attached files are confidential and intended solely for the use of the addressee. This communication may contain material protected by law from being passed on. If you are not the intended recipient and have received this e-mail in error, you are advised that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of it.”

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