Derelict buildings

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Dear Angus Council,
Can you please send me information available details of derelict buildings in your council?
Can you send an email link if I need to contact another department?
Thank you and kind regards,

Yours faithfully,

Mary Marlow

Angus Council Information Governance, Angus Council

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Reference: FOI-447648792
Date of request: 29/08/2022
Title of request: Derelict Buildings

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Reference: FOI-447648792
Date of request: 29/08/2022
Title of request: Derelict Buildings
Information request:

Dear Angus Council,
 
Can you please send me information available details of derelict buildings
in your council?
 
Can you send an email link if I need to contact another department?
 
Thank you and kind regards, 
 
Yours faithfully

Dear Mary Marlow,

Request for Information

Thank you for your request for information dated 29^th August 2022
(received by the Council that same date) which has been passed to me for
attention.

You have requested the following information:

Can you please send me information available details of derelict buildings
in your council?

The Council does not keep a register of derelict buildings within the
Council area. There is no specific definition of derelict in this context.
As part of preparatory work for the Local Development Plan the Council is
currently undertaking a brownfield sites audit which is likely to pick up
some buildings within this category.

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act I understand that I can
specify the format in which the information is provided so please provide
the answers in a excel spreadsheet.

In compiling responses to information requests we invariably use
information which is routinely published on the [1]Council’s
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first check that the information you want is not routinely published as
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Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 or Regulation 6(1)(b) of the
Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

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If you have any queries, please contact [email address].

Yours sincerely

Jill Paterson  
Service Lead – Planning and Sustainable Growth

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