Dear Rhondda Cynon Taff Council,

I am writing to ask you to supply details around Empty Domestic Properties (Council Tax) by Parish.

I would like: 

1 The number of 

2 address (including street number and postcode) of homes that:
a) have been empty for over 6 months 

b) have been empty for under 6 months 

c) your empty homes strategy including what empty homes (if any) 
you prioritise.

I am requesting this information in an excel format.

If you cannot provide all lines of the address, the ward area and postcode will suffice.

If you are unable to provide this information please advise me as to how to refine my request to make the information easier to find.

If you are only able to partially disclose the information please do so - and if some of the information is already readily available please direct me as to where to find it.

Yours faithfully,

Bugault Olivia

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

Dear Bugault Olivia,

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (or Environmental Information Regulations 2004, if it
relates to environmental information).

You should ordinarily expect to receive a response to your request no
later than 20 working days following the date of submission to the
Council. We will contact you should this not be the case.

Yours sincerely

Corporate Governance Team
for Director of Legal & Democratic Services

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Dear Freedomofinformation,

Without answer from you after the 20 working days delay, I allow myself to come back to you about my FOI.

Can you provide me any information about the empty houses request I sent you?

From the other councils' answers, I understand that you cannot disclose the address details of the empty houses, nonetheless, you should be able to give me the parish names/or postcodes/or wards where the houses are located.

Merry Christmas.

Yours sincerely,

Bugault Olivia

Freedomofinformation, Rhondda Cynon Taff Council

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Dear Bugault Olivia

 

We refer to your Freedom of Information Request in respect of details
around Empty Domestic Properties (Council Tax) by Parish, the Authority’s
response is as follows:

 

1 The number of 

 

2 address (including street number and postcode) of homes that:

 

In relation to this part of your request - 2) address (including street
number and postcode) of the empty properties. Unfortunately we are unable
to provide the information, as we consider it to be exempt under Section
31(1)(a) which deals with information prejudicial to law enforcement
(Prevention and Detection of Crime).  

 

This is a qualified exemption and we have therefore applied the Public
Interest Test. In making this decision we have weighed such factors as the
Council's desire to be open and transparent in all its dealings against
the prevention of crime. 

 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ("the
Act") this e-mail acts as a Refusal Notice. 

 

 

a) have been empty for over 6 months – Please refer to attachment

 

b) have been empty for under 6 months - Please refer to attachment

 

c) your empty homes strategy including what empty homes (if any) you
prioritise - Please refer to attachment

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review of the Council’s response.  If you wish
to exercise this right, please set out in writing your grounds and send
your appeal to Mrs Julie Llewellyn. She may be reached at
[1][email address] or at RCT CBC, Pavilions, Clydach Vale,
Tonypandy, CF40 2XX.

 

Additionally you may, if you wish, find out more about the Freedom of
Information Act & Environmental Information Regulations from the
Information Commissioner at

[2]http://www.ico.org.uk/

 

We trust this answers your queries.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Marc Jones

Swyddog Gwasanaethau Democrataidd / Democratic Services Officer

Gwasanaethau Cyfreithiol a Democrataidd / Legal and Democratic Services

 

The Pavilions

Clydach Vale

CF40 2XX

Ffon: 01443 424102 / Tel No: 01443 424102

 

 

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