Internal communications regarding Kingsford development

Clare Davidson made this Freedom of Information request to Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please provide all Internal communications, to include letters, memos, notes, e-mails including attachments, reports, draft report, minutes, hand written meeting notes, diary entries and any other communication between Aberdeen city Council Planning officers, City Councillors including the Lord Provost, Infrastructure and Roads departments. Including any correspondents sent internally to and from Angela Scott regarding the Aberdeen city planning Application Ref 170021 development of land at Kingsford for a football stadium and their associated conditions. Between 1st April 2018 and 26th March 2019.

Yours faithfully,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-19-0446.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 26
March 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 24 April 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

 

Grant Webster |Access to Information Officer

Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback
|Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen
| AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Dear Ms Davidson

 

Please accept our sincerest apologies that ACC has failed to respond to
your information request within the statutory 20 working days. 

 

ACC is endeavouring to ensure you receive a response within the next 5
working days, but would like to take this opportunity to advise you that,
as ACC has missed the statutory deadline for responding, you are entitled
to request a review.  More information about requesting a review is
included in the Further Information section, below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Anna Buchan

Access to Information Officer

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

If ACC has failed to respond to your information request within the
statutory 20 working days you can submit a complaint or request a review
of our response. You should do this within 40 working days after receipt
of this information. To complain or request a review, please write to:

 

Access to Information Team
Customer Feedback
Corporate Experience
Aberdeen City Council
3^rd Floor North

Business Hub 17

Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

Email: [1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Your request for review must include your name, an address, and your
reason(s) for requesting a review. You should also include the reference
number for your original request for information.

               

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for review, you
can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
(OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision unless you
have been through the Council’s review procedure. The Scottish Information
Commissioner can be contacted at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info

 

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

     
[3]ACC_Crest_for mac Anna Buchan | Access to Information Officer
email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | 3^rd Floor | Broad Street |
Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Clare Davidson

Dear Foi Enquiries,

I am still waiting for a response on my request for information.

I have not had a response within the statutory 20 working days or the additional 5 working days allocated.

I would like to request a review of how my request is being handled and would like to information sent ASAP.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for your request for a review, received on 01 May 2019, to
reconsider the information request EIR-19-0446 – Kingsford Stadium  on the
basis that you have yet to receive a response from Aberdeen City Council
(ACC). Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), if an
applicant writes to ACC expressing dissatisfaction with the way in which
ACC has dealt with their request (this includes enquiring about the status
of a late response), ACC must treat this as a formal request for review.
The applicant does not need to specifically ask for a review.

 

Please note that the reason for delay is due to volume of documents – over
100 documents and majority more than 1 page – which we have to check,
redact and prepare for providing to you and releasing on public domain.

In accordance with the timescales set out in FOISA, you should receive a
review outcome on or before 31 May 2019. If a response to your information
request is provided on or before that date, this will be deemed to be the
review outcome. If ACC fails to provide you with a response by that date,
you can apply to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
(OSIC) to make a decision. Please refer to the Further Information section
below.

I would also take this opportunity to advise you that you will have no
further opportunities to seek a review at local authority level after your
response has been provided, as FOISA allows applicants to have one review
only. If you receive your response and disagree with any aspect of it, you
should contact OSIC directly.

Yours sincerely,

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
On behalf of Review Panel Clerk

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
receipt of ACC’s Review Decision Notice. When applying to OSIC for a
decision you should give your name and address for correspondence. Please
note that OSIC will not be able to investigate if you have not used your
real name to make your information request. You must also specify:

You must also specify:

● which request for information your requirement for review relates to
● the reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request
● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application. Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable. You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

[2]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[3]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

 

Following our e-mail of 01 May 2019, please note that we are only awaiting
for your response to get approved.

 

We do apologise for the delay and will send you the response as soon as we
receive the approval form the relevant Service Manager.

 

Thank you

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

From: Foi Enquiries
Sent: 01 May 2019 10:33
To: Clare Davidson <[FOI #564451 email]>
Subject: REV-19-0446 - Kingsford Stadium

 

Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for your request for a review, received on 01 May 2019, to
reconsider the information request EIR-19-0446 – Kingsford Stadium  on the
basis that you have yet to receive a response from Aberdeen City Council
(ACC). Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), if an
applicant writes to ACC expressing dissatisfaction with the way in which
ACC has dealt with their request (this includes enquiring about the status
of a late response), ACC must treat this as a formal request for review.
The applicant does not need to specifically ask for a review.

 

Please note that the reason for delay is due to volume of documents – over
100 documents and majority more than 1 page – which we have to check,
redact and prepare for providing to you and releasing on public domain.

In accordance with the timescales set out in FOISA, you should receive a
review outcome on or before 31 May 2019. If a response to your information
request is provided on or before that date, this will be deemed to be the
review outcome. If ACC fails to provide you with a response by that date,
you can apply to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
(OSIC) to make a decision. Please refer to the Further Information section
below.

I would also take this opportunity to advise you that you will have no
further opportunities to seek a review at local authority level after your
response has been provided, as FOISA allows applicants to have one review
only. If you receive your response and disagree with any aspect of it, you
should contact OSIC directly.

Yours sincerely,

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
On behalf of Review Panel Clerk

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
[3]www.itspublicknowledge.info

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
receipt of ACC’s Review Decision Notice. When applying to OSIC for a
decision you should give your name and address for correspondence. Please
note that OSIC will not be able to investigate if you have not used your
real name to make your information request. You must also specify:

You must also specify:

● which request for information your requirement for review relates to
● the reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request
● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application. Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable. You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

[4]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[5]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

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Clare Davidson

Dear Salomeh Kheyri Rad,

I am still unable to access the information, your last email has no links or attachments?

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

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Sent a follow up to Aberdeen City Council again.

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Dear Salomeh Kheyri Rad

I am still unable to access the information, your last email has no links or attachments?

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for your e-mail.

The response was sent to you through our ShareFile due to size of the attachment. Could you please check the 'Junk Email' box as well in case it is sitting there ?

Please find enclosed a copy of the sending proof for your quick reference.

Hope this helps and please let us know in case of any problems.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
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Dear Foi Enquiries,

I do not have the email in my inbox or my Junk folder. The attached does not state where it was sent to. Could you please resend.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for checking.

It was clearly stated on the top of the attachment where the actual file was sent to, however, we will resend the file and notify you once it is done so you can check and confirm the receipt.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC | Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

The address shown on the document is not my email address? So I don't know where the email is going. I have looked at the disclosure log on the Aberdeen city council website and EIR-19-0446 is not in the log.

Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Davidson,

Please find enclosed your original request where you can see the e-mail address on the top. This e-mail address was used for all the correspondences exchanged between us - even this e-mail which I am now sending to you -. This e-mail address is identical to the one that we sent the response (please check the attached pdf document).

In the meantime, we have not published the response on the disclosure log yet due to the current workload we have.

As advised earlier, we will re-send you the response today and will notify you once this is sent so you can check your e-mail. We also recommend if you check with 'What do they know' website support team to see if they can locate the responses we sent you.

Hope this clarifies and please let us know in case of any further details needed.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC | Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

These replies are going through 'What do they know'. I will email you directly from my own personnel email account to get the access required to view the information.

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Davidson,

Could you please let us have another e-mail address so we can re-send the responses to you ?

When you receive the link provided by ShareFile, you can sign in with your own e-mail and then click on 'Forgot Password'. A new password would be provided and you can then log in and have access to the files.

Hope this helps.

Thank you

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC | Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

please email to [email address]

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Davidson,

Thank you for providing an alternative e-mail address and please accept our apologies for delay in getting back to you.

Our ShareFile system is currently not working, therefore, we are unable to provide the documents to you. We will send them to you as soon as the technical issue is resolved by IT.

We do apologise for any inconvenience.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Access to Information Officer

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Ms Davidson,

We have just sent the response to the e-mail provided. This was done through our ShareFile system.

Could you please check and confirm if you now have access to the files ?

Thank you

Salomeh Kheyri Rad
Access to Information Officer

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

No I don't have access. please send in a public area for ease of access .

Yours sincerely,

Clare Davidson