Details of empty commercial properties with a rateable value between £18,000 & £20,000.

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Dear Caerphilly Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) addresses and rateable values of empty Commercial properties with a current rateable value between £18,000 and £20,000 that are within Caerphilly Council area; and

(b) the names and addresses of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Dear Ms. Davies,

Thank you for your request for information received on the 28th April 2010. This email is intended to acknowledge your request, and we will respond to your request separately.

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If you have any queries or concerns then please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

CARL EVANS
ASSISTANT INFORMATION OFFICER
CAERPHILLY COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL

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If you wish to appeal please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to:

Stuart Rosser - Chief Executive,
Caerphilly county borough council,
Nelson Road,
Tredomen,
Ystrad Mynach,
Hengoed. CF82 7WF

If you are unhappy with that decision you have the right to appeal to:

Information Commissioner's Office - Wales,
Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff, CF10 5FL

www.ico.gov.uk

Telephone: 029 2044 8044 / fax: 029 2044 8045
email: [email address]

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Dear Ms. Davies,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your recent request received on the 28th April 2009.

We have considered your request and enclose the following information:

(a) Addresses and rateable values of empty Commercial properties with a current rateable value between £18,000 and £20,000 that are within Caerphilly Council area

(b) the names and addresses of the owners of those properties referred to in (a)

Please see attached spreadsheet

We supply this based on your original request. If this is not what you wanted or if you feel we have not fully understood your request please do not hesitate to contact me to clarify your exact requirements.

If you have any queries or concerns or are in any way dissatisfied with the handling of your request please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

CARL EVANS
ASSISTANT INFORMATION OFFICER

You have the right to appeal against our decision.
If you wish to appeal please set out in writing your grounds of appeal and send to:

Stuart Rosser,
Caerphilly county borough council,
Nelson Road,
Tredomen,
Ystrad Mynach,
Hengoed. CF82 7WF

If you are unhappy with that decision you have the right to appeal to:

Information Commissioner's Office - Wales,
Cambrian Buildings,
Mount Stuart Square,
Cardiff, CF10 5FL

www.ico.gov.uk

Telephone: 029 2044 8044 / fax: 029 2044 8045
email: [email address]

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