Kirkdale Ward Tarmacademy Construction Training Centre

Brian Abbott made this Freedom of Information request to Liverpool City Council

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Dear Mayor Joe Anderson,

At the Cabinet meeting held on 11 December 2015 there was a Mayoral Recommendation (64 c) that:

(i) authority be granted to assist Kings Construction (and thereby Tarmacademy and Cemex), to acquire sites in the north Docks area of Liverpool, in order to provide a new training facility and tarmac production facility;

(ii) authority be granted to .......... to negotiate with land owners of suitable sites identified in the Liverpool area and to negotiate with Kings Construction (and thereby Tarmacademy and Cemex) with regards to the terms and conditions for the leasing arrangements;

(iii) delegated authority be granted to ............ commit expenditure of up to £3.5m for land acquisition, to be funded from borrowing, subject to the necessary financial, legal and property due diligence and a robust and sustainable business case being developed ........ 

As it was Resolved that the recommendation be approved would the Mayor now advise:

1. How many sites were ultimately acquired for this purpose?
2. Details of whom each site was acquired from.
3. The date on which each site was acquired.
4. The acquisition cost of each site.
5. The source of the monies borrowed by the Council to fund these acquisitions, and the rate
of interest charged.
6. The Cemex Docklands Asphalt plant was opened on Brunswick Place in January 2018. 
When and where was the Tarmacademy Training Facility opened?
7. Why one of the participants is recorded in the Minutes as 'Kings Construction' instead of
by their correct details, Knowsley Contractors Ltd trading as King Construction?  

Yours faithfully,

Brian Abbott

Liverpool City Council

 
Dear Brian Abbott
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 19
February 2020 concerning Dear Mayor Joe Anderson,

At the Cabinet meeting held on 11 December 2015 there was a Mayoral
Recommendation (64 c) that:

(i) authority be granted to assist Kings Construction (and thereby
Tarmacademy and Cemex), to acquire sites in the north Docks area of
Liverpool, in order to provide a new training facility and tarmac
production facility;

(ii) authority be granted to .......... to negotiate with land owners of
suitable sites identified in the Liverpool area and to negotiate with
Kings Construction (and thereby Tarmacademy and Cemex) with regards to the
terms and conditions for the leasing arrangements;

(iii) delegated authority be granted to ............ commit expenditure of
up to £3.5m for land acquisition, to be funded from borrowing, subject to
the necessary financial, legal and property due diligence and a robust and
sustainable business case being developed ........ 

As it was Resolved that the recommendation be approved would the Mayor now
advise:

1. How many sites were ultimately acquired for this purpose?
2. Details of whom each site was acquired from.
3. The date on which each site was acquired.
4. The acquisition cost of each site.
5. The source of the monies borrowed by the Council to fund these
acquisitions, and the rate
of interest charged.
6. The Cemex Docklands Asphalt plant was opened on Brunswick Place in
January 2018. 
When and where was the Tarmacademy Training Facility opened?
7. Why one of the participants is recorded in the Minutes as 'Kings
Construction' instead of
by their correct details, Knowsley Contractors Ltd trading as King
Construction?  

Yours faithfully,

Brian Abbott...
 
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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Your response to my original FOI request sent on 19 February 2020 was due yesterday but is still outstanding. If you are not in a position to send a full reply are you not obliged to write and advise me what the reason for the delay is ?

Yours sincerely,

Brian Abbott

Liverpool City Council

Dear Mr Abbott

Liverpool City Council in common with other public authorities is
presently dealing with, responding to and affected by the current public
health emergency arising from Coronavirus.

When we have sufficient personnel to be able to deal with and respond to
your request we will.

We thank you for your patience at this time whilst staff are diverted to
maintaining essential services.

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Information Team

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Liverpool City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Kirkdale Ward Tarmacademy Construction Training Centre'.

You are using the COVID19 situation as the reason for not having responded within the statutory deadline but your response was due before the Prime Minister put the country in lockdown. It is clear that you ARE answering FOI enquiries and if a substantive response is not forthcoming the matter will be referred to the Information Commissioner.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/k...

Yours faithfully,

Brian Abbott

Information Requests, Liverpool City Council

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Dear Mr Abbott

 

Please see attached our response to your recent information request.

 

We thank you for your patience and understanding whilst Liverpool City
Council, in common with other public authorities is currently dealing
with, responding to, and affected by the current public health emergency
arising from Coronavirus which, in accordance with emergency legislation,
has meant that our staff are being diverted to maintain essential services
for the residents of Liverpool during this current public health
emergency.

 

Regards

 

Information Team

 

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