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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

Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Good Morning,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-259572-Q4L1Z1

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on 31 July 2018.

 

Lewis Freeman will be dealing with your request.
 
We have up to 20 days in which to deal with your request. If we require
clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this.
The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive
your clarification.
 
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying
copies of the information.

 

Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals
about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether
or not to release the information to you.

 

We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to
you.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the
team by email [1][email address] or by telephone
01603 222661.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant

Information Compliance Team

Dept: 01603 222661

Room B18, County Hall, Norwich

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Gedge, Emma, Norfolk County Council

Dear Mr Davies

Please can you clarify what you mean by "heritage assets"? Please give a clear and complete description of the kinds of land, buildings or other structures that you wish to include in this definition.

While we await your clarification we will temporarily 'stop the clock' on the deadline for response. The deadline will restart when we receive your clarification.

Yours sincerely

Emma Gedge, Compliance Team officer
Information Management Technology
Dept: 01603 222661
Room 043, County Hall, Norwich

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Ms Gedge,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request. To answer you question:

A Heritage Asset is defined as either:
► A tangible asset with historical, artistic, scientific, technological, geophysical or environmental qualities, that is held and
maintained by the Authority principally for its contribution to knowledge and culture; or
► An intangible asset with cultural, environmental or historical significance

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Gedge, Emma, Norfolk County Council

Hello

 

I am on leave from Friday 18 August to Monday 3 September inclusive.

 

My emails will not be read during this time.

 

For anything relating to GDPR please contact Pam Cary -
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For anything relating to any of the areas of responsibility under
Information Management, including FOI, please contact the IM mailbox -
[2]mailto:[email address]

 

Thanks and regards

 

Emma

 

Emma Gedge

GDPR implementation project officer/Compliance officer

 

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Dear Norfolk County Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Norfolk County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Council assets'.

I am requesting this review because the council has not responded to the FOI and it is now significantly beyond the 20-working day limit the authority is legally obliged to adhere to.

I submitted the request on July 31, 2018, and it is now October 31, 2018. That means I have been waiting for a response for three months. This is a clear breach of the FOIA.

Please provide me with the results of this internal review at the earliest opportunity as I do not believe it is fair to expect me to wait a further 20 working days (or longer).

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Davies

Spicer, Lesley, Norfolk County Council

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Dear Mr Davies

 

I have reviewed the folder related to your request and have found that on
7 August 2018, Emma Gedge sent you an email requesting clarification. 
Please see attached.  She clearly informed you that she would not take any
further action until she received that clarification and that the clock
would stop until you provided it.

 

Regulation 12(4)(c) allows a public authority to refuse to disclose
environmental information if a request has been expressed in too general a
manner.

 

Since you did not respond to her email, the request was closed and no
further action taken.  If you would like to provide us with a clear
definition of what you mean by heritage assets we will be very happy to
accept your request.  If it would help you to discuss this over the
telephone, please don't hesitate to call me on the number below and I will
be pleased to assist you.

 

 

Kind regards

 

Lesley Spicer, Information Compliance Manager 

IMT 

Tel: 01603 222661

Room 043, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH 

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Ms Spicer,

This is incorrect. I sent the following clarification to Emma Gedge in response to her message:
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Ms Gedge,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request. To answer you question:

A Heritage Asset is defined as either:
► A tangible asset with historical, artistic, scientific, technological, geophysical or environmental qualities, that is held and
maintained by the Authority principally for its contribution to knowledge and culture; or
► An intangible asset with cultural, environmental or historical significance
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Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Dear Mr Davies

 

Email 1 of 2

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ-301092-P8H8G2

 

I refer to your request for information dated 19 November 2018, this being
the date we received your clarification regarding your previous request
reference ENQ-259572-Q4L1Z1.

 

You asked for

 

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

 

You clarified the term “Heritage Asset” to mean

► A tangible asset with historical, artistic, scientific, technological,
geophysical or environmental qualities, that is held and maintained by the
Authority principally for its contribution to knowledge and culture; or ►
An intangible asset with cultural, environmental or historical
significance

 

Our response

 

The Council lists its assets on line at
[1]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...
This is updated on an annual basis and constitutes the portfolio as at 4
December 2018.

 

I attach a spreadsheet showing acquisitions and disposals between 1 April
2014 and 4 December 2018, providing as much of the requested detail as
possible.  I also attach a separate spreadsheet showing the data for
County Farms, which is not available at the above web link. 

 

We are not able to provide all of the detail you have requested as we
would have to individually investigate every acquisition and disposal,
which would take more than 18 hours and would exceed the "appropriate
limit" of £450 as stated in the Freedom of Information & Data Protection
(Appropriate Limit & Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

In relation to Norfolk Museums Service, disposals are dealt with through
the Joint Museums Committee.  Details are available in the relevant
committee papers:

 

[2]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/C...

 

Acquisitions are far more complex and the cost of locating and retrieving
the level of detail requested would take more than 18 hours and would
exceed the "appropriate limit" of £450 as stated in the Freedom of
Information & Data Protection (Appropriate Limit & Fees) Regulations
2004.  However, highlights of acquisitions to the Norfolk Museums Service
collections are included in the Annual Reviews attached.

 

In relation to Norfolk Record Office, the information is available on our
online catalogue. An annual list of accessions is also sent to the
National Archives who also make the information available
-[3]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/acces...

 

May 2014

[4]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2014

[5]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/M...

 

 

April 2015

[6]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Oct 2015

[7]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

April 2016

[8]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Oct 2016

[9]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

March 2017

[10]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2017

[11]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

 

April 2018

[12]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2018

[13]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[14][email address]

or Information Compliance Team

Room 043

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".

 

If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: [15]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:

 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Officer

Information Management Service

Norfolk County Council

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

 

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Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Dear Mr Davies

 

Email 2 of 2

 

Freedom of Information Request ENQ-301092-P8H8G2

 

I refer to your request for information dated 19 November 2018, this being
the date we received your clarification regarding your previous request
reference ENQ-259572-Q4L1Z1.

 

You asked for

 

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

 

You clarified the term “Heritage Asset” to mean

► A tangible asset with historical, artistic, scientific, technological,
geophysical or environmental qualities, that is held and maintained by the
Authority principally for its contribution to knowledge and culture; or ►
An intangible asset with cultural, environmental or historical
significance

 

Our response

 

The Council lists its assets on line at
[1]https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-an...
This is updated on an annual basis and constitutes the portfolio as at 4
December 2018.

 

I attach a spreadsheet showing acquisitions and disposals between 1 April
2014 and 4 December 2018, providing as much of the requested detail as
possible.  I also attach a separate spreadsheet showing the data for
County Farms, which is not available at the above web link. 

 

We are not able to provide all of the detail you have requested as we
would have to individually investigate every acquisition and disposal,
which would take more than 18 hours and would exceed the "appropriate
limit" of £450 as stated in the Freedom of Information & Data Protection
(Appropriate Limit & Fees) Regulations 2004.

 

In relation to Norfolk Museums Service, disposals are dealt with through
the Joint Museums Committee.  Details are available in the relevant
committee papers:

 

[2]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/C...

 

Acquisitions are far more complex and the cost of locating and retrieving
the level of detail requested would take more than 18 hours and would
exceed the "appropriate limit" of £450 as stated in the Freedom of
Information & Data Protection (Appropriate Limit & Fees) Regulations
2004.  However, highlights of acquisitions to the Norfolk Museums Service
collections are included in the Annual Reviews attached.

 

In relation to Norfolk Record Office, the information is available on our
online catalogue. An annual list of accessions is also sent to the
National Archives who also make the information available
-[3]http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/acces...

 

May 2014

[4]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2014

[5]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/norfolkcc/M...

 

 

April 2015

[6]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Oct 2015

[7]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

April 2016

[8]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Oct 2016

[9]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

March 2017

[10]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2017

[11]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

 

April 2018

[12]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

Nov 2018

[13]http://norfolkcc.cmis.uk.com/NorfolkCC/D...

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[14][email address]

or Information Compliance Team

Room 043

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".

 

If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Refer to the ICO
Website at: [15]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ for advice on how to report a
concern.  Or you can write to them at:

 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Officer

Information Management Service

Norfolk County Council

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

 

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