John H Hutchinson

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,
The golf resort is intended, by various means, to help plug the hole left by withdrawal of Government's Core Grant to Council. The timetable for Planning Permission and construction is extended and it is foreseeable that the resort will not be complete or of sufficient size to meet expected needs in time.

1. What plans does Council have to meet the shortfall between cut-off of the Grant and full income stream?

2. When will Council be in receipt of the full intended income?

3. What is the effect on Council's income of an incomplete resort from such as Business Rates, share of profits and loan interest paid by Developer?

4. What plans does Council have to counter adverse effects?

Since inception, there has been talk of the hotel being of 200 to 250-bedrooms.

5. What is the effect on income from such as reduced Business Rates, reduced share of profits and less than expected loan interest paid by Developer of its being reduced to 90-bedrooms?

6. With interest at 5%, what is the expected redemption date?

7. What would that date have been if the hotel had been of 200-bedrooms?

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

John H Hutchinson

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I shall be grateful to receive a belated reply to my request.

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson

We write in response to your email of 10 March 2018.

Please note that your Freedom of Information request was only received on 6 March 2018 and is therefore not due for a response until 5 April 2018.

We will endeavour to provide a response on or before that date.

Yours sincerely

Lynette Paterson
Senior Information Management Officer
Business Services - Digital

Treasury Building
Argyle Street
Birkenhead
Wirral
CH41 1AH

Tel: 0151 691 8201
[Wirral Borough Council request email]

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John H Hutchinson

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

please accept my apologies for having misread the date!

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson

Lyon, Rosemary A., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr Hutchinson,

 

I refer to your email of 6 March in which you made the following request
for information:

 

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, The golf resort is intended, by
various means, to help plug the hole left by withdrawal of Government's
Core Grant to Council.  The timetable for Planning Permission and
construction is extended and it is foreseeable that the resort will not be
complete or of sufficient size to meet expected needs in time.

 

1.  What plans does Council have to meet the shortfall between cut-off of
the Grant and full income stream? 

 

2.  When will Council be in receipt of the full intended income?

 

3.  What is the effect on Council's income of an incomplete resort from
such as Business Rates, share of profits and loan interest paid by
Developer? 

 

4.  What plans does Council have to counter adverse effects?

 

Since inception, there has been talk of the hotel being of 200 to
250-bedrooms. 

 

5.  What is the effect on income from such as reduced Business Rates,
reduced share of profits and less than expected loan interest paid by
Developer of its being reduced to 90-bedrooms? 

 

6.  With interest at 5%, what is the expected redemption date? 

 

7.  What would that date have been if the hotel had been of 200-bedrooms?

 

I consider that  the information you have requested is environmental
information under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, (“EIR”).
Regulation 2 (1) (c) of the EIR provides that measures including
administrative measures), such as policies, legislation, plans,
programmes, environmental agreements, and activities affecting or likely
to affect the elements is environmental information. Plans and activities
likely to affect  the land which will form part of the proposed Hoylake
Golf Resort Project come within the definition of environmental
information.

 

I have had regard to the Information Commissioner’s Guidance, ‘Determining
whether information is held’ 20150625 Version:3.0.

 

Regulation12(4)(a) of the EIR provides that a public authority may refuse
to disclose information to the extent that – it does not hold information
when an applicant’s request is received.

 

The information you have requested was not held by the Council when your
request was received. The Council is not under an obligation to create
information following a request. I have therefore concluded that the
Council does not hold the environmental information you have requested.
You have separately been provided with a copy of the Development Agreement
(redacted in part).

 

You have the right to make representations to the Council in respect of
this response. Any representations should be made to

[1][Wirral Borough Council request email] in the first instance. You also have
the right to complain to the Information Commissioner but would be
expected to make representations first. The address of the Information
Commissioner’s Office is:-

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel -0303 123 113

[2]https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Rosemary Lyon,

Solicitor

Wirral Borough Council

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