Empty commercial property

Cian O'Carroll made this Freedom of Information request to Allerdale Borough Council

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Cian O'Carroll

Dear Allerdale District Council,

Please provide a list of all properties within your area which are currently classed as vacant for business rates purposes which have a rateable value of over £3,000.

Please provide the address of the property, a description (ie shop, office, factory etc), the contact details of whoever is responsible for the property (ie landlord/owner, tenant who has vacated but still has a lease in place etc) (kindly note where this is an individual I do not requre this information, please blank out where appropriate), the RV and the date that the property was last occupied.

If any of the above make it impossible for you to provide the information, please provide as much as you are able to.

I require this information in Excel format.

Yours faithfully,

Cian O'Carroll

Gilbert, Andrew, Allerdale Borough Council

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Our Ref: F11/00208

Your Ref:

This matter is being dealt with by:

Information and Records Officer

Direct Line: 01900 702701

Fax: 01900 702908

Email: [Allerdale District Council request email]

10 May 2011

Mr Cian O'Carroll

Cian O'Carroll [[FOI #70782 email]]

Dear Mr O'Carroll

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated and received on 9 May
2011.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information
requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days, by 7 June
2011, subject to the information not being exempt from disclosure. If you
require the information in an alternative format, please let me know.

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent the release of the information you have requested. There will be
an assessment and if any of the exemption categories apply then the
information will not be released. You will be informed if this is the
case, including your rights of appeal. In some circumstances a fee may be
payable and if this is the case, I will let you know. A fees notice will
be issued and you will be required to pay this before we will proceed to
deal with your request. Information about the Act can be found on our
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If you have any further queries or concerns then please contact the
Information and Records Officer at Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale
House, Workington CA14 3YJ, telephone 01900 702701, or email
[2][Allerdale District Council request email].

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner
at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF,
telephone 0303 123 1113 or see www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Gilbert

Information and Records Officer

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Gilbert, Andrew, Allerdale Borough Council

3 Attachments

Our Ref: F11/00208

Your Ref:

This matter is being dealt with by:-

Information and Records Officer

Telephone No: (01900) 702701

Fax No: (01900) 702908

Email: [Allerdale District Council request email]

24 August 2011

Mr Cian O'Carroll

Cian O'Carroll [[FOI #70782 email]]

Dear Mr O'Carroll

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information Request

Thank you for your request for information dated and received on 9 May
2011. The request has now been considered and the response is below and
attached. I apologise for the long delay in responding.

You asked for

"...details of all properties within your area which are currently classed
as vacant for business rates purposes which have a rateable value of over
£3,000."

Please note that we have redacted details where the liability holder is an
individual, under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act,
Personal Information. We feel that individuals would not expect their
personal information to be disclosed in this way and therefore to do so
may risk the council being in breach of the first principle of the Data
Protection Act. As a result Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information
Act is engaged.

We have also not been able to provide the date upon which we were informed
that the property became empty. This is because to do so would require a
manual process and our revenues department have estimated that to do this
would take the request to be in excess of the appropriate costs limit as
set out under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If there
are any accounts which you are particularly interested in then we may be
able to provide further details on these.

I hope this satisfies your enquiry, however if you are dissatisfied with
the information provided please contact the Information and Records
Officer within two months of receipt of this letter at Allerdale Borough
Council, Allerdale House, Workington CA14 3YJ, phone (01900) 702701, email
[1][Allerdale District Council request email]. We will then make an internal review of the
decision.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner at: Information
Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF, Telephone: 0303 123 1113; [2]www.ico.gov.uk. Generally the ICO cannot
make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by Allerdale Borough Council.

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Yours sincerely

Andrew Gilbert

Information and Records Officer

F11/00208 - response

Allerdale Borough Council
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attachments to us at the e-mail address above. The Council is not responsible for any changes made to this message
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