Details of the No Use Empty Scheme in Margate & Cliftonville

Louise Oldfield made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

The request was partially successful.

From: Louise Oldfield

22 November 2011

Dear Kent County Council,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
Information Act about the No Use Empty Scehem. Specifically, I
would like to know:

1. The full list of all properties in Margate and Cliftonville that
have been part of the No Use Empty Scheme since the scheme began in
2005.

2. Details of the amount of No Use Empty funds allocated to each
property.

3. The number of properties that were part of the scheme that are
still unoccupied.

5. List of properties that have repaid the NUE loan.

Our preferred format to receive this information is by electronic
means. If one part of this request can be answered sooner than
others, please send that information first followed by any
subsequent data. If you need any clarification of this request
please feel free to email me. If FOI requests of a similar nature
have already been asked could you please include your responses to
those requests.

Many public authorities release their contracts with private
vendors in line with the Freedom of Information Act. The exemption
for commercial interest under the Act (section 43) is a qualified
exemption, which means information can only be withheld if it is in
the public*s interest. The public have an interest in knowing the
terms of contracts and grants awarded by public authorities,
whether or not public money changes hands immediately.

If you are relying on section 41 (the exemption for legal breach of
confidence) then we would like to know the following:
* When these confidentiality agreements were agreed
* All correspondence and email in which these confidentiality
agreements were discussed.
* The precise wording of the confidentiality agreements

We ask these questions because guidance issued by both the Lord
Chancellor (draft guidance on FOI implementation) and the Office of
Government Commerce (Model terms and conditions for goods and
services) specifically state that public authorities should not
enter into these types of agreements. They go directly against the
spirit of the laws of disclosure. We would also point to the
Information Commissioner*s guidance on accepting blanket commercial
confidentiality agreements: *Unless confidentiality clauses are
necessary or reasonable, there is a real risk that, in the event of
a complaint, the Commissioner would order disclosure in any case.*

Finally, within the law of confidence there is also a public
interest test. Therefore, the information should be disclosed in
full. If any parts are redacted they must be for information that
can be proven to be a legal breach of confidence in court, and only
then where secrecy can be shown to be in the public interest. These
are difficult positions to argue when public money is at stake or
where a public authority is offering a private company a monopoly
to charge its stakeholders.

We would be grateful if you could confirm, in writing, that you
have received this request, and we look forward to hearing from you
within the 20-working day statutory time period.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

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Kent County Council

23 November 2011

 Dear Ms Oldfield

Thank you for your email below.

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 21st December 2011 (20 working days from date of receipt).

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/11/1655 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

Best regards

Laura Crawford
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 694261, Internal: 7000 4261, Fax: 01622 696075
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-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield [[2]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]
<[3]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]> ]
Sent: 22 November 2011 18:25
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Details of the No Use Empty
Scheme in Margate & Cliftonville

     Dear Kent County Council,
   
     I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
     Information Act about the No Use Empty Scehem. Specifically, I
     would like to know:
   
     1. The full list of all properties in Margate and Cliftonville that
     have been part of the No Use Empty Scheme since the scheme began in
     2005.
   
     2. Details of the amount of No Use Empty funds allocated to each
     property.
   
     3. The number of properties that were part of the scheme that are
     still unoccupied.
   
     5. List of properties that have repaid the NUE loan.
   
     Our preferred format to receive this information is by electronic
     means. If one part of this request can be answered sooner than
     others, please send that information first followed by any
     subsequent data. If you need any clarification of this request
     please feel free to email me. If FOI requests of a similar nature
     have already been asked could you please include your responses to
     those requests.
   
     Many public authorities release their contracts with private
     vendors in line with the Freedom of Information Act. The exemption
     for commercial interest under the Act (section 43) is a qualified
     exemption, which means information can only be withheld if it is in
     the public*s interest. The public have an interest in knowing the
     terms of contracts and grants awarded by public authorities,
     whether or not public money changes hands immediately.
   
     If you are relying on section 41 (the exemption for legal breach of
     confidence) then we would like to know the following:
     * When these confidentiality agreements were agreed
     * All correspondence and email in which these confidentiality
     agreements were discussed.
     * The precise wording of the confidentiality agreements
   
     We ask these questions because guidance issued by both the Lord
     Chancellor (draft guidance on FOI implementation) and the Office of
     Government Commerce (Model terms and conditions for goods and
     services) specifically state that public authorities should not
     enter into these types of agreements. They go directly against the
     spirit of the laws of disclosure. We would also point to the
     Information Commissioner*s guidance on accepting blanket commercial
     confidentiality agreements: *Unless confidentiality clauses are
     necessary or reasonable, there is a real risk that, in the event of
     a complaint, the Commissioner would order disclosure in any case.*
   
     Finally, within the law of confidence there is also a public
     interest test. Therefore, the information should be disclosed in
     full. If any parts are redacted they must be for information that
     can be proven to be a legal breach of confidence in court, and only
     then where secrecy can be shown to be in the public interest. These
     are difficult positions to argue when public money is at stake or
     where a public authority is offering a private company a monopoly
     to charge its stakeholders.
   
     We would be grateful if you could confirm, in writing, that you
     have received this request, and we look forward to hearing from you
     within the 20-working day statutory time period.
   
     Yours faithfully,
   
     Louise Oldfield
   
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Kent County Council

21 December 2011

Dear Ms Oldfield

Further to your request for information relating to the No Use Empty
Scheme, our response is provided as follows:

You asked for: 

1. The full list of all properties in Margate and Cliftonville that have
been part of the No Use Empty Scheme since the scheme began in 2005.

A full list of properties is not held by Kent County Council (KCC) but
will be held by Thanet District Council (TDC). KCC only holds information
in respect of loan applications.
2. Details of the amount of No Use Empty funds allocated to each
property.

An Individual's loan application and financial outcome is considered by
the Council to be personal information which if disclosed would amount to
a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (relating to unlawful processing
of personal data) and accordingly falls outside of the scope of this
AuthorityÂ*s disclosure obligations by virtue of section 40 of the Freedom
of Information Act.

However to assist you we can confirm that the value of loans administered
to properties in the wards mentioned are:

Cliftonville £ 1,120,000

Margate £ 472,200

Total £ 1,592,200

Which have supported 80 units - average loan is £19k.

3. The number of properties that were part of the scheme that are still
unoccupied. 
This Information is not held by KCC.
 
5. List of properties that have repaid the NUE loan.
An Individual's loan application and financial outcome is considered by
the Council to be personal information which if disclosed would amount to
a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 (relating to unlawful processing
of personal data) and accordingly falls outside of the scope of this
AuthorityÂ*s disclosure obligations by virtue of section 40 of the Freedom
of Information Act.

However, we can advise that the total value of loans repaid to date stands
at £943,540 of which £192,000 relates specifically to Margate and
Cliftonville. The majority of loans administered in these two wards fall
due on 31st March 2013.

I trust this response is helpful to you but if you have any query with the
information provided please contact me. However, if you are unhappy with
this response, and believe KCC has not complied with legislation, please
ask for a review by following our complaints process; details can be found
at this
link [1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...
our website. Please quote reference FOI/11/1655 in any further
correspondence relating to this request.

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information CommissionerÂ*s website
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/freedom...

 
Yours sincerely

Pauline Banks

 

Kent County Council

BSS GL Information Resilience & Transparency

Sessions House, Rm 2.71

County Hall

Maidstone

Kent. ME14 1XQ

T: 01622 694999

F: 01622 696075
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...

 

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From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 23 November 2011 12:27
To: 'Louise Oldfield'
Subject: FOI/11/1655 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FOI REQUEST RECEIVED 23rd NOVEMBER
2011
Importance: High

 Dear Ms Oldfield

Thank you for your email below.

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 21st December 2011 (20 working days from date of receipt).

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/11/1655 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

Best regards

Laura Crawford
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 694261, Internal: 7000 4261, Fax: 01622 696075
[4]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/cont...

-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield [[5]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]
<[6]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]> ]
Sent: 22 November 2011 18:25
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Details of the No Use Empty
Scheme in Margate & Cliftonville

     Dear Kent County Council,
   
     I am writing to request information under the Freedom of
     Information Act about the No Use Empty Scehem. Specifically, I
     would like to know:
   
     1. The full list of all properties in Margate and Cliftonville that
     have been part of the No Use Empty Scheme since the scheme began in
     2005.
   
     2. Details of the amount of No Use Empty funds allocated to each
     property.
   
     3. The number of properties that were part of the scheme that are
     still unoccupied.
   
     5. List of properties that have repaid the NUE loan.
   
     Our preferred format to receive this information is by electronic
     means. If one part of this request can be answered sooner than
     others, please send that information first followed by any
     subsequent data. If you need any clarification of this request
     please feel free to email me. If FOI requests of a similar nature
     have already been asked could you please include your responses to
     those requests.
   
     Many public authorities release their contracts with private
     vendors in line with the Freedom of Information Act. The exemption
     for commercial interest under the Act (section 43) is a qualified
     exemption, which means information can only be withheld if it is in
     the public*s interest. The public have an interest in knowing the
     terms of contracts and grants awarded by public authorities,
     whether or not public money changes hands immediately.
   
     If you are relying on section 41 (the exemption for legal breach of
     confidence) then we would like to know the following:
     * When these confidentiality agreements were agreed
     * All correspondence and email in which these confidentiality
     agreements were discussed.
     * The precise wording of the confidentiality agreements
   
     We ask these questions because guidance issued by both the Lord
     Chancellor (draft guidance on FOI implementation) and the Office of
     Government Commerce (Model terms and conditions for goods and
     services) specifically state that public authorities should not
     enter into these types of agreements. They go directly against the
     spirit of the laws of disclosure. We would also point to the
     Information Commissioner*s guidance on accepting blanket commercial
     confidentiality agreements: *Unless confidentiality clauses are
     necessary or reasonable, there is a real risk that, in the event of
     a complaint, the Commissioner would order disclosure in any case.*
   
     Finally, within the law of confidence there is also a public
     interest test. Therefore, the information should be disclosed in
     full. If any parts are redacted they must be for information that
     can be proven to be a legal breach of confidence in court, and only
     then where secrecy can be shown to be in the public interest. These
     are difficult positions to argue when public money is at stake or
     where a public authority is offering a private company a monopoly
     to charge its stakeholders.
   
     We would be grateful if you could confirm, in writing, that you
     have received this request, and we look forward to hearing from you
     within the 20-working day statutory time period.
   
     Yours faithfully,
   
     Louise Oldfield
   
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
   
     Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
     [FOI #94237 email]
   
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From: Louise Oldfield

16 January 2012

Dear Kent County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Details of the No Use Empty Scheme in
Margate & Cliftonville'.

Thanet District Council have stated that Kent County Council hold
the information I have requested. I would like further
clarification on this.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/de...

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

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Kent County Council

18 January 2012

 
Dear Ms Oldfield

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry you are unhappy with KCC's response to your request for
information specifically that we have indicated we do not hold the
requested information. 

The Information Resilience and Transparency Team Leader will investigate
your concerns and review our original response. Their reply will be
forthcoming within 20 working days from receipt of your email (by 13th
February 2012)

Yours sincerely

Pauline Banks

Kent County Council
BSS GL Information Resilience & Transparency
Sessions House, Rm 2.71
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent. ME14 1XQ
T: 01622 694999
F: 01622 696075
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-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield
[[2]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]]
Sent: 16 January 2012 19:19
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Details of
the No Use Empty Scheme in Margate & Cliftonville

     Dear Kent County Council,
    
     Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
     Information reviews.
    
     I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's
     handling of my FOI request 'Details of the No Use Empty Scheme in
     Margate & Cliftonville'.
    
     Thanet District Council have stated that Kent County Council hold
     the information I have requested. I would like further
     clarification on this.
    
     A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
     available on the Internet at this address:
    
[3]http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/de...
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Louise Oldfield
    
    
    
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     [FOI #94237 email]
    
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Kent County Council

17 February 2012

Dear Ms Oldfield

I have now completed a review of the Council's response to your request
for information relating to empty properties in Margate and
Cliftonville. Please accept my sincere apologies for the slight delay in
responding to you; I appreciate that the Council has not complied with
the Information Commissioner's guidelines regarding complaint handling
timescales.

Following my investigations, I am able to confirm that Kent County
Council does not hold a complete list of all empty properties for
Cliftonville and Margate. The only information held by KCC is as
described in our response to you dated 21st December 2011. To clarify,
KCC only has a list of properties where a loan enquiry or application
has been made.

We are able to confirm that:
210 packs have gone out in Thanet as a whole since the start of the loan
scheme.
36 loans across Thanet have been approved - 12 of which are Cliftonville
& Margate Central.

If Thanet District Council's (TDC) Empty Property Initiative Team do not
hold a list of all empty properties then it is likely that information
falling within the scope of your request will be held by TDC's council
tax team.

KCC is not responsible for the collection of Council Tax or Business
Rates; this is a district council responsibility and the Council
Tax/Business Rates teams will have information relating to properties
where unoccupied property discounts or exemptions have been granted.
Further information relating to both of these teams can be found via the
following links
http://www.thanet.gov.uk/advice__benefit...
http://www.thanet.gov.uk/business/busine...
http://www.thanet.gov.uk/housing/empty_p...

I trust that this explanation now satisfies your complaint. However, if
you are still unhappy with the decision, you can appeal to the
Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should you wish to
pursue this course of action, are available from the Information
Commissioner's website
http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/freedom... or you can
phone the ICO Helpline on 08456 30 60 60.

Best regards

Caroline Dodge
Team Leader, Information Resilience & Transparency Team, Business
Strategy & Support, Governance & Law Kent County Council, Room 2.71,
Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
Tel: 01622 221652, Internal 7000 1652,
Fax: 01622 696075
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From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 18 January 2012 11:40
To: '[FOI #94237 email]'
Subject: FOI/11/1655 - Internal review - No Use Empty Scheme in
Margate & Cliftonville

Dear Ms Oldfield

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry you are unhappy with KCC's response to your request for
information specifically that we have indicated we do not hold the
requested information.

The Information Resilience and Transparency Team Leader will investigate
your concerns and review our original response. Their reply will be
forthcoming within 20 working days from receipt of your email (by 13th
February 2012)

Yours sincerely

Pauline Banks

Kent County Council
BSS GL Information Resilience & Transparency
Sessions House, Rm 2.71
County Hall
Maidstone
Kent. ME14 1XQ
T: 01622 694999
F: 01622 696075
http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have....
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-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield [mailto:[FOI #94237 email]]
Sent: 16 January 2012 19:19
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Details of
the No Use Empty Scheme in Margate & Cliftonville

Dear Kent County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of
Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Kent County Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Details of the No Use Empty Scheme in
Margate & Cliftonville'.

Thanet District Council have stated that Kent County Council hold
the information I have requested. I would like further
clarification on this.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is
available on the Internet at this address:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/de...

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

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From: Louise Oldfield

18 April 2012

Dear Kent County Council,

Thank you for your email dated February 17th 2012.

My request to KCC was not for a list of empty properties in
Cliftonville and Margate, but rather a list of properties KCC has
agreed funding for through the KCC funded No Use Empty Scheme.

I would therefore be grateful if you could supply information the
properties KCC funds have been utilised for through this scheme.

If you do not hold this information, please supply evidence of how
KCC are assured the funds have been correctly administered.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Oldfield

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Kent County Council

24 April 2012

Dear Ms Oldfield

 

Thank you for your email below. As elements of your request below have not
been asked previously, we are dealing with it as a new FOI request rather
than a complaint. Please be aware that the timescales are exactly the
same.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 17 May 2012 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/12/0586 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
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-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield
[[2]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]]
Sent: 18 April 2012 16:23
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Re: FOI/11/1655 RESPONSE FOLLOWING REVIEW - No Use Empty Scheme
in Margate & Cliftonville

     Dear Kent County Council,
    
     Thank you for your email dated February 17th 2012.
    
     My request to KCC was not for a list of empty properties in
     Cliftonville and Margate, but rather a list of properties KCC has
     agreed funding for through the KCC funded No Use Empty Scheme.
    
     I would therefore be grateful if you could supply information the
     properties KCC funds have been utilised for through this scheme.
    
     If you do not hold this information, please supply evidence of how
     KCC are assured the funds have been correctly administered.
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Louise Oldfield

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Kent County Council

17 May 2012

Dear Ms Oldfield

Further to your request for information, in which you asked for a list of
properties KCC has agreed funding for through the KCC funded No Use Empty
Scheme.

Providing a list of properties that KCC have funded under No Use Empty
would enable the identification of the the owners and recipients of
funds.  The fact that an Individual has made a loan application and is in
receipt of funds is considered by the Council to be personal
information which if disclosed would amount to a breach of the Data
Protection Act 1998 (relating to unlawful processing of personal data) and
accordingly falls outside of the scope of this Authority’s disclosure
obligations by virtue of section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act.
 
If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/12/0586.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website
[2]http://www.ico.gov.uk/complaints/freedom...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Pauline Banks

 

Kent County Council

BSS GL Information Resilience & Transparency

Sessions House, Rm 2.71

County Hall

Maidstone

Kent. ME14 1XQ

T: 01622 694999

F: 01622 696075
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/your_council/have...

 

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From: Freedom of Information
Sent: 24 April 2012 09:49
To: 'Louise Oldfield'
Subject: FOI/12/0586 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FOI REQUEST RECEIVED 18 APRIL 2012
Importance: High

Dear Ms Oldfield

 

Thank you for your email below. As elements of your request below have not
been asked previously, we are dealing with it as a new FOI request rather
than a complaint. Please be aware that the timescales are exactly the
same.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 17 May 2012 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/12/0586 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 
James Mercer
Information Access Officer
Information Resilience & Transparency Team
Business Strategy & Support, Governance & Law
Kent County Council, Room 2.71, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
ME14 1XQ. 
Telephone: 01622 221037, Internal: 7000 1037, Fax: 01622 696075
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-----Original Message-----
From: Louise Oldfield
[[5]mailto:[FOI #94237 email]]
Sent: 18 April 2012 16:23
To: Freedom of Information
Subject: Re: FOI/11/1655 RESPONSE FOLLOWING REVIEW - No Use Empty Scheme
in Margate & Cliftonville

     Dear Kent County Council,
    
     Thank you for your email dated February 17th 2012.
    
     My request to KCC was not for a list of empty properties in
     Cliftonville and Margate, but rather a list of properties KCC has
     agreed funding for through the KCC funded No Use Empty Scheme.
    
     I would therefore be grateful if you could supply information the
     properties KCC funds have been utilised for through this scheme.
    
     If you do not hold this information, please supply evidence of how
     KCC are assured the funds have been correctly administered.
    
     Yours faithfully,
    
     Louise Oldfield

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