Council assets

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Hertsmere Borough 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 partially 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

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

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foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

 

Dear Gareth

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received
31 July 2018.

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and/or Environmental

Information Regulations and we are able to respond as follows:

Your request

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,

 

Our response

 

We apologise as the information relating to the above request is still
being collated. We anticipate a delay in sending you the completed
response by the due date of 29 August and therefore require a further
seven days from that date to provide you with the requested information.

 

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please
do not hesitate to contact me.  Further information explaining the
Council's process for responding to information requests together with a
complaints/appeals procedure is available in our reception or via our
website at:

http://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/councildemoc...

The Information Commissioner oversees the application of the Freedom of
Information Act.  You may contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House, Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire    SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

 

Website:  www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Please include the above reference number on all correspondence related to
this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear foi team,

Thank you for the update regarding my FOI request.

I look forward to hearing from you following the extended deadline.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

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Dear Gareth

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received
31 July 2018.

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and/or Environmental

Information Regulations and we are able to respond as follows:

 

Your request

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,

 

Our response

 

1)  Please see attached spreadsheet.

 

2) No building, land or heritage assets have been acquired by the Council
between 2014/15 and the date of this response.

 

3) This information is accessible via the Lists and Registers of Local
Authority land located from the following link:

[1]https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Your-Counci...

 

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please
do not hesitate to contact me.  Further information explaining the
Council's process for responding to information requests together with a
complaints/appeals procedure is available in our reception or via our
website at:

http://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/councildemoc...

 

The Information Commissioner oversees the application of the Freedom of
Information Act.  You may contact the Information Commissioner at:

 

Commissioners Office

Wycliffe House, Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire    SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545700

 

Website:  www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

Please include the above reference number on all correspondence related to
this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Services

 

 

 

 

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