Empty Properties in North Solihull

Elizabeth Barker made this Freedom of Information request to Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Solihull Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the Freedom Of Information Act 2000:-

(a) the address and ownership information on properties empty for more than 6 months owned by local authorities, public bodies, housing associations, organisations and private companies in North Solihull.

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

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Barker

Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Barker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3096

 

Thank you for your request for information about empty properties in North
Solihull, which we received on 26 September.  Your request is being
considered under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)
and we will aim to provide you with a response by 24 October 2011.

 

For your information, the Act defines a number of exemptions which may
prevent release of the information you have requested.  If this is the
case you will be advised of any considerations, subsequent decisions and
your rights of appeal. There may also be a fee payable for this
information, this will be considered and you will be informed if a fee is
payable.

You will be free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit
any information disclosed to you providing that you do so in accordance
with the conditions which can be found on the council’s website at 
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

Advice on the Freedom of Information Act is available from the Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9
5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website: [2]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [3][email address]

 

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Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Barker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3096

 

I am writing further to your request for information about empty
properties in North Solihull, which we received on 26 September.

 

We are currently researching your request.  To help us identify the
information please could you clarify what you mean by “North Solihull”. 
We need more specific details on what area(s) in Solihull you want to be
included. Electoral Wards or postcodes would be best.  There is a list of
all wards on the Council’s website at
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/20686.htm, which may be useful.

 

Once we have heard back from you we will be able to deal with your
request.  The 20 working day deadline will begin from this point.

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [2][email address]

 

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The wards I am specifically referring to in my request are as follows:

Castle Bromwich
Chelmsley Wood
Kingshurst and Fordbridge
Smith's Wood

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Barker

Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Barker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3096

 

I am writing further to your request for information about empty
properties in North Solihull. 

 

You asked for the following details.

 

     (a) the address and ownership information on properties empty for
more than 6 months owned by local authorities, public bodies, housing
associations, organisations and private companies in North Solihull.

    

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

 

Do you want properties that it will not be able to bring back into
occupation e.g. properties scheduled for demolition to be included in the
empty properties?

 

Thank you very much for your further assistance.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [1][email address]

 

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Dear Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC),

You do not need to include those properites that are scheduled for demolition.

Yours sincerely,

Elizabeth Barker

Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Barker

Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely

Joanne Summerill
Information Governance Assistant
Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division
Tel: 0121 704 6169
Email: [email address]

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Summerill, Joanne (Strategic Services - Solihull MBC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Ms Barker

 

Freedom of Information request – Ref 3096

 

I am writing further to your request for information about empty
properties in North Solihull, which we received on 26 September. 

 

You asked for the following details.

 

     (a) the address and ownership information on properties empty for
more than 6 months owned by local authorities, public bodies, housing
associations, organisations and private companies in North Solihull.

   

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

 

Please see the attached spreadsheet for this information.

 

You will be free to copy, distribute, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit
any information disclosed to you providing that you do so in accordance
with the conditions which can be found on the council’s website
[1]http://www.solihull.gov.uk/about/copyrig....

 

I hope this information is of interest and assistance.  If however you are
dissatisfied with the response you have received and wish to request a
review of our decision or make a complaint about how your request has been
handled you should write to the Corporate Information Governance Manager,
PO Box 18, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands B91 9QS or email
[2][Solihull Borough Council request email].

 

Your request for an internal review should be submitted to us within 40
working days of receipt by you of this response. Any requests received
after this time will be considered at the discretion of the Corporate
Information Governance Manager.

 

If having exhausted the review process you are not content that your
request or review has been dealt with correctly, you have a further right
of appeal to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO will not make a decision until you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the Council.  The Information
Commissioner can be contacted at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone: 01625 545 700, website:
[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact
me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Joanne Summerill

Information Governance Assistant

Corporate Performance, Policy and Information Division

Tel: 0121 704 6169

Email: [4][email address]

 

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