Enforcement Query ENF/20/00325 - Rocklands - access ramp and road

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Dear Hastings Borough Council,

On the 23rd June 2021 HBC refused an EIR request for "Copies of all correspondence (in any form) between HBC and other external bodies providing date and title" for Enforcement Query ENF/20/00325 under exception 12(5)(b) "Course of Justice"
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Following this refusal HBC has changed its position on several similar EIR requests that were refused under EIR. These requests were taken to the ICO and during the ICO investigation HBC decided that exception 12(5)(b) "Course of Justice" no longer applied due to the passage of time. HBC then released the information previously requested but refused under exception 12(5)(b) "Course of Justice". The ICO noted that:

"I understand from the council that after it has reconsidered its position as regards your request, it has now written to you disclosing the information you requested, with only personal data redacted. ... as the council has now withdrawn its reliance upon the exemption in Regulation 12(5)(b)"

The EIR requests concerned were:
.FOIR-243122424 - EN/19/306 - ICO Case Reference: IC-92621-L7Y5
.FOIR -254681446 - Balconies at Rocklands - ICO - Case Reference IC-94018-R3L4
.FOIR-243122424 - Rocklands Enforcement complaint EN/19/306 - Case IC-92596-L8R4 - course of justice

Enforcement Query ENF/20/00325 has now been closed and the same passage of time has now occured as the requests listed above and exception 12(5)(b) can no longer apply. I therefore request under EIR the following information for Enforcement Query ENF/20/00325 - Rocklands - access ramp and road:

Copies of all correspondence (in any form) between HBC and other external bodies
providing date and title
Copies of all internal correspondence (in any form) between HBC officers
providing date and title

Yours faithfully,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
 
We aim to respond to requests for information within 20 working days, in
accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. 
COVID-19 and Freedom of Information requests.
In light of the unprecedented challenge the Council is facing during the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there may be delays in responding to your
Freedom of Information Request. Please bear with us as we focus on meeting
this challenge, and serving the needs of our community.
If your request is for personal information (Subject Access request) your
request will be dealt with according to the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the timescale for response may be
extended to 40 days.
 
You can find out more information about [1]Freedom of Information as well
as all of the services the council provides on [2]our website.
 
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[3]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

Dear Mr Hurrell

Thank you for your Environmental Information Regulation request ref: FOIR-425956674 Subject: Enforcement Query ENF/20/00325 - Rocklands - access ramp and road.

I am writing to advise you that due to staff holidays your request is taking slightly longer than anticipated.

I will respond as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722

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Dear Information Officer,

Thanks for the update.

This request is relevant to an open planning application and time is therefore of the essence.

The 20 working days elapsed yesterday and I have already asked for the ICO to interevene to obtain this information in a timely fashion.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Hurrell

Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
 
We aim to respond to requests for information within 20 working days, in
accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act. 
COVID-19 and Freedom of Information requests.
In light of the unprecedented challenge the Council is facing during the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic there may be delays in responding to your
Freedom of Information Request. Please bear with us as we focus on meeting
this challenge, and serving the needs of our community.
If your request is for personal information (Subject Access request) your
request will be dealt with according to the requirements of the General
Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the timescale for response may be
extended to 40 days.
 
You can find out more information about [1]Freedom of Information as well
as all of the services the council provides on [2]our website.
 
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
01424 451066
[3]www.hastings.gov.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Information Officer, Hastings Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hurrell
 
I refer to your request under the Environmental Information Regulations
ref: FOIR-425956674.  Please accept my apologies for the delay in
responding, this was explained to you in my email dated 1 July 2022.
 
Following instructions from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
please find attached our response.
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lisa Greathead
Information Officer
Hastings Borough Council
Muriel Matters House
Breeds Place
Hastings
TN34 3UY
01424 451722
 
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