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Dear Rural Payments Agency,
Could you advise of the agricultural holding number for Wellington View Farm Bay Horse Road Ellel Lancaster LA2 0JD Grid Ref north I get 454396 Easting 350067
Also if land is sold off from the original farm but remains in agricultural use does it retain the original holding no. Or need a new one?
Thanks for your help
Dave Hall

Yours faithfully
Dave Hall,

Information Rights Team, RPA, Rural Payments Agency

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09 September 2019
Ref: RFI 5190
 
 
Dear Mr. Hall,
 
Environmental Information Regulations – Information Request
 
We refer to your email dated 30 August which we have dealt with under the Environmental Information Regulations
2004 (EIR).
 
You have asked for confirmation of the agricultural holding number for a specific address and if land sold off
from the original farm would retain the original number, or require a new one.
Please be advised that County Parish Holding (CPH) numbers are required if livestock is kept at the location;
this includes livestock kept as pets. A single livestock holding can cover the land and buildings within 10
miles of its main livestock handling area. You can find out more information regarding CPH numbers on the link
below.
[1]https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-lan...
The RPA can confirm that we do not hold any information pertaining to a County Parish Holding (CPH) number at
the address specified in your request. Therefore this information is not held.
 
The information you have requested is exempt from disclosure under regulation 12(4)(a) of EIR, ‘Information not
held’. As this is a qualified exemption, a public authority is required to conduct a public interest test to
determine whether or not information should be disclosed or withheld. However, the Information Commissioner
(ICO) takes the view that a public interest test in cases where the information is not held would serve no
useful purpose. Therefore in line with the ICO’s view RPA has not conducted a public interest test in this case.
 
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original request and should be addressed to the Information Rights Team at the Rural Payments Agency, North Gate
House, 21-23 Valpy Street, Reading, RG1 1AF or alternatively email your request for a review to
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decision unless you have first exhausted RPA’s own complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at: [3]Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
 
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Information Rights Team
Rural Payments Agency | North Gate House | Reading | RG1 1AF
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