Council assets

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Waveney District 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

FOI, Waveney District Council

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FOI, Waveney District Council

Dear Gareth Davies,

 

Thank you for your request, which we have given a reference number of
FOI29797158 for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils.

 

Your request will be dealt with under the terms of the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and/or Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOI) and will usually be answered within 20 working days.

 

If your EIR request is particularly complex or requires the retrieval of a
large amount of information, we may extend this to 40 working days. If
this is the case, we will notify you as soon as it becomes apparent.

While no charges are made for the submission of requests, the council is
entitled to apply reasonable costs for disbursements (i.e. photocopying,
postage etc). Where charges apply we will notify you before releasing the
information.  Please see our published fees and charges:
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If you have any queries about this request please contact us at the email
address below.

Please quote the above reference number in any future communications.

 

Please note that for requests received on non-working days the 20 working
days will be calculated from the start of the next business day.

 

Regards

Rachael

FOI Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01502 523627

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Dear Gareth Davies

 

Regulation 7(1) of the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) enables
us to extend the 20 working day limit for a request when the request is
particularly complex or voluminous, up to a maximum of 40 working days.

 

The information that you have requested may be considered manifestly
unreasonable because there is a potential to be a lot of information,
which is going to take a significant period of time to locate. We do not
have a definitive list of assets disposed of since 2014. Obtaining this
information will require considerable time and resource. To enable us to
answer your request, please can you narrow your request to:

 

·         What type of asset? E.g. Land/commercial/industrial

 

Please note that the 20 working days specified by the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOI) will be held and your request will return to "day one" when the
information is received.

If we do not receive a response within 28 days from the date of this
email, we will assume that you do not want to continue with your request
and it will be closed.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have dealt with your request,
details of our FOI & EIR Internal Review procedure can be found on the
Eastsuffolk website [1]FOI page.

 

Regards

Rachael

FOI Team
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01502 523627

 

[2]mailto:[Waveney District Council request email]

 

On 1 April 2019, we will become East Suffolk Council – a new ‘super
district’ authority, serving the residents, businesses and communities of
both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. Importantly, it will be business as
usual and the high quality services you receive from us will not be
affected.

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Dear FOI team,

Thank you for your response to my email.

My request is for information relating to the disposal and acquisition of all types of land and building assets. I don't think I can narrow that request without compromising my research. I have submitted this request to similarly sized and resourced local authorities and the information has been supplied to me. If it helps I can narrow the time scale from 01/04/2013-28/07/2018 to 01/04/2016-28/07/2018. Would this be helpful?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

FOI, Waveney District Council

This is an automated response confirming receipt of your email by Suffolk
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Thank you contacting us. We aim to make an initial response to all emails
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If you have made a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) or
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) we will log your request and
send you an acknowledgment including the reference number.

More information about how we deal with FOI and EIR requests can be found
on our the Council’s [1]FOI & EIR webpage.

If you are requesting personal data under the Data Protection Act please
see the Council’s [2]Data Protection webpage.

If you would like to phone about an FOI or EIR request, please call Sara
Barratt on 01502 523389 (Monday to Thursday).

For enquiries about anything else, please see the Council’s “[3]contact
us” webpage.

Regards,

Sara, Helen and Rachael

The Customer Experience Team

Customer Services

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are working as a partnership
and all emails received from us will use the @eastsuffolk.gov.uk email
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Dear Gareth Davies

In response to your recently submitted FOI/EIR request, please find our
reply attached.

Copyright and re-use of information

Information for which the Council holds the copyright may be used for
private purposes but must not be used for commercial purposes unless you
have advised us you wish to re-use it and you have our permission to do
so.

Published datasets may be reused under the [1]Open Government Licence for
public sector information.

In certain circumstances, the Council may be required to disclose
information for which it does not hold the copyright. In these
circumstances you must respect the rights of the copyright owner and seek
the copyright owner’s permission to re-use the information.

Please refer to the Eastsuffolk [2]FOI page for more information about
reuse of information.

This concludes your request.

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Regards

Sara

Sara Barratt

Customer Experience Officer
Customer Services
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01502 523389

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On 1 April 2019, we will become East Suffolk Council – a new ‘super
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Ms Barratt,

Thank you for your response to my FOI request.

I appreciate your work in providing me with this information.

When I open the spreadsheet I get an error message and, when it finally loads, the page for Waveney District Council is blank.

Can it be re-sent in a new file?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

FOI, Waveney District Council

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Coastal and Waveney District Council’s FOI mailbox.

Thank you contacting us. We aim to make an initial response to all emails
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If you have made a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) or
Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) we will log your request and
send you an acknowledgment including the reference number.

More information about how we deal with FOI and EIR requests can be found
on our the Council’s [1]FOI & EIR webpage.

If you are requesting personal data under the Data Protection Act please
see the Council’s [2]Data Protection webpage.

If you would like to phone about an FOI or EIR request, please call Sara
Barratt on 01502 523389 (Monday to Thursday).

For enquiries about anything else, please see the Council’s “[3]contact
us” webpage.

Regards,

Sara, Helen and Rachael

The Customer Experience Team

Customer Services

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils (in partnership)

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and all emails received from us will use the @eastsuffolk.gov.uk email
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Dear Gareth Davies

Thank you for your email, I don't know why that is happening. I have just checked the file, it opens quickly the Waveney page is there.

I have resaved as new document and attached and also put Waveney into a document on its own.

If you have further problems please let me know.

Regards
Helen

FOI Team
Customer Services
Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Tel: 01502 523389
mailto:[Waveney District Council request email]
On 1 April 2019, we will become East Suffolk Council – a new ‘super district’ authority, serving the residents, businesses and communities of both Suffolk Coastal and Waveney. Importantly, it will be business as usual and the high quality services you receive from us will not be affected.
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