Council assets

Gareth Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan 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 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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Davies

 

We write further to your recent Freedom of Information request, in which
you asked for the following information:

 

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

 

In response please see the attached spreadsheets which detail the
Council’s response to your information request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Business Management

 

Treasury Building

Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

 

[1]Tel: 0151 691 8201

[2][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

 

[3]LGC Awards15_Winner_MIP

 

 

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Ms Paterson,

Thank you for your response to my FOI.

However, I couldn't find the answers to questions 3 (a) and (b).

Could this be provided?

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Davies

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Davies

Further to your email of today's date, please be advised of the following in relation to Q3a and b.

3a.Number of assets, the figures are as follows:-

2014/15997
2017/18926

3b.Your request was received by Wirral Council on 31 July 2018.

We trust this answers your enquiry fully.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Principal Information Management Officer
Business Management

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non commercial research you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial publication, would require our specific permission, may involve licensing and the application of a charge

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