Details of empty commercial properties with a current rateable value greater than £50,000

Natalie Davis made this Freedom of Information request to Woking Borough Council

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Natalie Davis

Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

Comments, Woking Borough Council

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meantime, if you would like to speak to someone, please call our main
switchboard on 01483 755855. Please also be aware that a wide range of
information about the Council and its services is available on our
website www.woking.gov.uk

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Dear Woking Borough Council,

I Note we are yet to have a response to our enquiry under the Freedom of Information act.

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Davis

Comments, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Ms Davis,

In order to follow up your Freedom of Information request could you please let us know what the enquiry relates to.


Kind regards





Customer Services
Local Services

Telephone Number:01483 755855
Fax Number:
WEB: www.woking.gov.uk <http://www.woking.gov.uk/>

________________________________

From: Natalie Davis [mailto:[FOI #41360 email]]
Sent: Thu 12/08/2010 12:25
To: Comments
Subject: Re: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Woking Borough Council,

I Note we are yet to have a response to our enquiry under the
Freedom of Information act.

Yours sincerely,

Natalie Davis

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Dear Woking Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply. Below is the original request:

Natalie Davis

9 July 2010
Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within
Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

Comments, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Miss Davis,

Your Freedom of Information request has been forwarded to the appropriate person in the Business Rates department to respond to you.


Kind regards



Annette Griffin
Customer Services Officer
Local Services

Telephone Number:01483 755855
Fax Number:
WEB: www.woking.gov.uk <http://www.woking.gov.uk/>

________________________________

From: Natalie Davis [mailto:[FOI #41360 email]]
Sent: Thu 12/08/2010 16:17
To: Comments
Subject: RE: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Woking Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply. Below is the original request:

Natalie Davis

9 July 2010
Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within
Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

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Terry Stocks, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Natalie

Please accept my apologies for not providing this information to you
earlier. I have set some time aside to gather the information you have
requested. I intend to work on the request on Monday. I trust this will be
ok? Please let me know if this is a problem.

Thank you

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

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From: Comments
Sent: 13 August 2010 11:06
To: Terry Stocks
Cc: Gurwinder Aujla
Subject: FW: Thank you for your e-mail message

Please see FOI request below, the person is chasing this one as she has
not received a response to her original request.

.

Kind regards

Annette Griffin

Customer Services Officer

Local Services

Telephone Number:01483 755855

Fax Number:

WEB: [1]www.woking.gov.uk

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From: Natalie Davis [mailto:[FOI #41360 email]]
Sent: Thu 12/08/2010 16:17
To: Comments
Subject: RE: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Woking Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply. Below is the original request:

Natalie Davis

9 July 2010
Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within
Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

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Terry Stocks, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Ms Davis

I refer to your freedom of information request where you asked for
addresses and rateable values of empty Commercial properties with a
current rateable value greater than £50,000 that are within Woking
Borough Council area; and the names and addresses of the owners of those
properties.

The Business Rates database holds the names of liable parties, but does
not hold details of the owners of the properties they occupy. Details of
the owners of properties are available via a land registry search. However
I understand that a fee of £8.00 is charged for each search. Further
information regarding the land registry can be found here
[1]http://www.woking.gov.uk/planning/proper...

I have attached a spreadsheet which provides details of the liable
companies for all properties with rateable values of more than 50,000. The
spreadsheet does not show details of the owners of the properties for the
reasons outlined above. I have only provided this information which
relates to limited companies. I have not provided information relating to
private individuals because I am applying the decision of an Information
Tribunal, copy attached.

It is personal information and disclosure would not be fair under the Part
1 Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998; condition 6 in Schedule 2 to
the Data Protection Act 1998 is not made out in this case as disclosure
would be unwarranted because of prejudice to individuals, both in terms of
the impact upon them emotionally, financially and in respect of potential
damage to property. This is not outweighed by the legitimate interests of
you or any other members of the public to whom this information might be
disclosed.

I hope that you are satisfied with the way in which your request for
information has been dealt with. If not, the Council has decided that any
complaint regarding requests for information that cannot be dealt with
satisfactorily on an informal basis should be dealt with in accordance
with its established complaints procedure. Details of our complaints
procedure may be found at:
[2]http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/about/c... .
Alternatively, I can forward you a paper copy of a leaflet giving details.
I am also happy to discuss any queries that you may have regarding how we
have dealt with your request for information. In addition, you may apply
to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether your request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act (although I understand that the Information Commissioner may decline
to become involved if you have not first exhausted the Council's
complaints procedure). The Information Commissioner may be contacted at
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; tel. 01625
545745; fax. 01625 524510; e-mail. [3][email address]

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

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From: Terry Stocks
Sent: 13 August 2010 11:17
To: '[FOI #41360 email]'
Subject: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Natalie

Please accept my apologies for not providing this information to you
earlier. I have set some time aside to gather the information you have
requested. I intend to work on the request on Monday. I trust this will be
ok? Please let me know if this is a problem.

Thank you

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Comments
Sent: 13 August 2010 11:06
To: Terry Stocks
Cc: Gurwinder Aujla
Subject: FW: Thank you for your e-mail message

Please see FOI request below, the person is chasing this one as she has
not received a response to her original request.

.

Kind regards

Annette Griffin

Customer Services Officer

Local Services

Telephone Number:01483 755855

Fax Number:

WEB: [4]www.woking.gov.uk

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From: Natalie Davis [mailto:[FOI #41360 email]]
Sent: Thu 12/08/2010 16:17
To: Comments
Subject: RE: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Woking Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply. Below is the original request:

Natalie Davis

9 July 2010
Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within
Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

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Terry Stocks, Woking Borough Council

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Dear Ms Davis

Further to my earlier email I wish to point out that I provided details of
all commercial properties with a rateable value of more than 50,000. This
includes occupied and empty accounts.

Regards

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

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From: Terry Stocks
Sent: 17 August 2010 11:56
To: '[FOI #41360 email]'
Cc: foirefusals raymorgan; Peter Bryant
Subject: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Ms Davis

I refer to your freedom of information request where you asked for
addresses and rateable values of empty Commercial properties with a
current rateable value greater than £50,000 that are within Woking
Borough Council area; and the names and addresses of the owners of those
properties.

The Business Rates database holds the names of liable parties, but does
not hold details of the owners of the properties they occupy. Details of
the owners of properties are available via a land registry search. However
I understand that a fee of £8.00 is charged for each search. Further
information regarding the land registry can be found here
[1]http://www.woking.gov.uk/planning/proper...

I have attached a spreadsheet which provides details of the liable
companies for all properties with rateable values of more than 50,000. The
spreadsheet does not show details of the owners of the properties for the
reasons outlined above. I have only provided this information which
relates to limited companies. I have not provided information relating to
private individuals because I am applying the decision of an Information
Tribunal, copy attached.

It is personal information and disclosure would not be fair under the Part
1 Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998; condition 6 in Schedule 2 to
the Data Protection Act 1998 is not made out in this case as disclosure
would be unwarranted because of prejudice to individuals, both in terms of
the impact upon them emotionally, financially and in respect of potential
damage to property. This is not outweighed by the legitimate interests of
you or any other members of the public to whom this information might be
disclosed.

I hope that you are satisfied with the way in which your request for
information has been dealt with. If not, the Council has decided that any
complaint regarding requests for information that cannot be dealt with
satisfactorily on an informal basis should be dealt with in accordance
with its established complaints procedure. Details of our complaints
procedure may be found at:
[2]http://www.woking.gov.uk/council/about/c... .
Alternatively, I can forward you a paper copy of a leaflet giving details.
I am also happy to discuss any queries that you may have regarding how we
have dealt with your request for information. In addition, you may apply
to the Information Commissioner for a decision whether your request for
information has been dealt with in accordance with the requirements of the
Act (although I understand that the Information Commissioner may decline
to become involved if you have not first exhausted the Council's
complaints procedure). The Information Commissioner may be contacted at
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF; tel. 01625
545745; fax. 01625 524510; e-mail. [3][email address]

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Terry Stocks
Sent: 13 August 2010 11:17
To: '[FOI #41360 email]'
Subject: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Natalie

Please accept my apologies for not providing this information to you
earlier. I have set some time aside to gather the information you have
requested. I intend to work on the request on Monday. I trust this will be
ok? Please let me know if this is a problem.

Thank you

Terry Stocks

Revenues Team Manager

Woking Borough Council

Tel: 01483 743231

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Comments
Sent: 13 August 2010 11:06
To: Terry Stocks
Cc: Gurwinder Aujla
Subject: FW: Thank you for your e-mail message

Please see FOI request below, the person is chasing this one as she has
not received a response to her original request.

.

Kind regards

Annette Griffin

Customer Services Officer

Local Services

Telephone Number:01483 755855

Fax Number:

WEB: [4]www.woking.gov.uk

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

From: Natalie Davis [mailto:[FOI #41360 email]]
Sent: Thu 12/08/2010 16:17
To: Comments
Subject: RE: Thank you for your e-mail message

Dear Woking Borough Council,

Thank you for your reply. Below is the original request:

Natalie Davis

9 July 2010
Dear Woking Borough 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 greater than £50,000 that are within
Woking Borough Council area; and

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

Yours faithfully,

Natalie Davis

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