Details pertaining to the sale of the John Faulkner school site in Sawston

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Simone Barrett-White

Dear Cambridgeshire County Council,

(This is a copy of a request to South Cambridgeshire District Council, but upon reflection I realised that you might also hold information about this.)

I'd like to request all the details you have related to the disposal of the John Faulkner school site in Sawston to private developers.

This should include minutes of meetings where this was discussed, and any supporting documentation related to decisions made. Project documentations, references in relevant committees and so on.

While I understand that some of this might have been commercially sensitive at the time, I don't think there should be any reason not to release this now. (Especially as the prices of the properties converted on this site are in the public domain.)

I am aware that it was a sealed bidding process to buy this site, and it would be nice to have a list of all the bids submitted. (I see no reason to redact the names of the bidders, as the decisions have all been made.)

If there are other bodies that hold information relating to this, I'd appreciate it if you could tell me which, as I'll approach them as well.

I realise this probably isn't an instantly available list of information, but if you could try, that would be most appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Simone Barrett-White

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dear Simone

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref 7923

Thank you for your email of 19th June in which you requested information about disposal of land in Soham.

Your request will be dealt with in line with the Freedom of Information Act and its regulations. In accordance with the Act, the Council aims to respond to all requests within 20 working days, in this instance by 17th July.

If we require further information, clarification or a fee in order to fulfil your request we will contact you again. Please quote the reference number above in all future correspondence concerning this request.

Yours sincerely,

David Price - Information Management Analyst
Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 743881, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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Simone Barrett-White

Dear Mr Price,

Just to clarify: this is in Sawston, not Soham.

Yours sincerely,

Simone Barrett-White

FOI, Cambridgeshire County Council

Thanks

My mistake - I acknowledge that it is Sawston not Soham as shown in my email.

We have commenced research and will advise our findings in due course.

Regards

David

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Price David, Cambridgeshire County Council

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Dear Simone

Re: Freedom of Information Request ref: 7923

We have considered your request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. Please find our response attached.

I hope this information is helpful but if you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review, you should write to Information Management, at either [Cambridgeshire County Council request email] or by post at Box No. OCT1224, Shire Hall, Cambridge CB3 0AP within 40 days of the date of this e-mail.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, or via their website: https://ico.org.uk/.

Generally, the ICO will not undertake a review or make a decision on a request until the internal review process has been completed.

Yours sincerely

David Price – Information Management Analyst
Business Intelligence Team – Information and Records
Tel. 01223 699137, Email: [Cambridgeshire County Council request email]
Box No. OCT1224, Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

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Simone Barrett-White

Dear David,

Thanks for that. I shall review the documents you sent presently. Much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Simone Barrett-White

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