Humberstone fitties

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Dear North East Lincolnshire Council,

Please can you advise on how many meetings we're held behind closed doors in the negotiations for Humberstone fitties chalet park and who were the names of the councillors and the other parties involved who attended please supply the names

Can you please advise on why any residents were not consulted by the proper channels and a judicial review was not held and what background checks were made on your landlord and what role did Cllr chris shaw have in discussions at the time of his term in office.

I would like to know if the chattham house rules were applied and noted in these secret meetings.

These are in the public interest and should not be held under lock and key, with over 40 chalets now up for sale in the last 12 months you as the superior landlord what are your plans to safeguard residents for some who have been on this chalet park for over 30 years

Yours faithfully,

Wayne Shaw

Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

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Freedom Of Information (NELC), North East Lincolnshire Council

Dear Requester,

 

Thank you for your information request, reference number NELC/29793/2324.

 

I can confirm that North East Lincolnshire Council holds the following
information.

 

1. Please can you advise on how many meetings we're held behind closed
doors in the negotiations for Humberstone fitties chalet park and who were
the names of the councillors and the other parties involved who attended
please supply the names

 

The approval to progress a leasehold disposal of the Humberston Fitties
followed recommendations and decisions taken at Select Committee,
Scrutiny, Cabinet and Full Council.

 

Three (3) Cabinet decisions led to the completion of an Officer Decision
Record (ODR) dated 11th September 2017 which sets out the process taken to
procure an agent, advertise the opportunity and consider offers as well as
stating the preferred offer (Tingdene) along with the amount received. 

 

The ODR is published on the Councils website and starts from page 48 of
the [1]Officer-Decisions-2017-reduced.pdf (nelincs.gov.uk) on the [2]How
decisions are made | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk) webpage.

 

The meetings where formal recommendations and decisions approving the
completion of a leasehold disposal of the Fitties are stated on our
website within the [3]Humberston Fitties archive information | NELC
(nelincs.gov.uk) webpage. Please also see [4]Council, Cabinet and
Portfolio Holder meeting papers (June 2016 to May 2020) | NELC
(nelincs.gov.uk)

 

As this information is reasonably accessible to you by other means, we
determine it is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information by
virtue of section 21 of the Act.

 

There are no formal records of any meetings between the Council and
Tingdene prior to the completion of the lease. Meetings held between both
parties that took place following the completion of the lease related to
operational matters for the handover of the site. Any subsequent
management of the site is at the discretion of Tingdene, in line with the
lease agreement.

 

 

2. Can you please advise on why any residents were not consulted by the
proper channels and a judicial review was not held and what background
checks were made on your landlord  and what role did Cllr chris shaw  have
in discussions at the time of his term in office.

 

For the first two elements of this question you are asking the Council to
comment on your views rather than seeking recorded information held by the
Council, and these elements of your request are therefore outside the
scope of the Freedom of Information Act. If you believe that consultations
were not conducted by the proper channels or that a judicial review should
take place, we would advise you obtain your own legal advice in relation
to your views.

 

For the third element of this question, concerning what background checks
were made on your landlord , I can confirm that North East Lincolnshire
Council do not have a Landlord in relation to the Fitties. North East
Lincolnshire Council is the owner of the freehold title of the land.

 

For the fourth element of this question, concerning the role of Cllr Chris
Shaw we would refer you to the information recorded in the papers for
North East Lincolnshire Council’s Cabinet, Full Council and scrutiny
panels, provided to you in response to your first question.

 

3. I would like to know if the chattham house rules were applied and noted
in these secret meetings.

 

This question again falls outside the scope of the Freedom of Information
Act, as you are making a statement and asking the Council to comment on
it.

 

As no ‚Äėsecret meetings‚Äô have taken place, any meetings that have taken
place will have been in full accordance with the Council’s Constitution
and governance arrangements.

 

The nature of this element of your request could be considered vexatious
in nature, however on this occasion we have decided not to apply a refusal
on that basis.

 

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accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you have the right to
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request you are unhappy with, and would like the Council to address during
the internal review process.  If following this you are still dissatisfied
you may contact the Office of the Information Commissioner.

 

Yours sincerely

 

North East Lincolnshire Council

 

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