Land owned, leased and managed

Stephen Adamson made this Freedom of Information request to Powys County Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence. Contact us if you think it should be reopened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Powys Council,

Please could you send me a map or maps of the land and property that you own, lease and manage(on behalf of the public) , with the land owned,leased and managed delineated and distinguishable with a simple key.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen Adamson

Jacqui Rees (CSP - Customer Services), Powys County Council

 
 
Cyngor Sir Powys County Council
Neuadd y Sir / County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
 

Os yn galw gofynnwch am / If calling please ask
Information Management for:
Unit 29, Information Management
Ddole Road Enterprise Park Tel / Ffon: 01597 827512
Llandrindod Wells Fax / Ffacs: (01597) 825663
Powys Email / Llythyru electronig:
LD1 6DF [email address]
Our Ref / Ein cyf:E2013-1043
Date: 23 September 2013

 
 
Person Dealing: Jacqui Rees
Direct Dial:            01597 82 7511
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004
Reference No: 1043
 
Dear Mr Adamson,
 
Thank you for your request for Information, received at this office on
23/09/2013, in which you requested details of the following:
 
**Land Owned & Leased by Powys County Council**
 
Your request relates to Environmental Information and will be processed in
accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
 
Your request will now be considered and you will receive a response within
the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the regulations,
subject to the information not being exempt or containing a reference to a
third party. In some circumstances Powys County Council may be unable to
achieve this deadline. If this is likely you will be informed and given a
revised time-scale at the earliest opportunity.
 
There may be a fee payable for the retrieval, collation and provision of
the information you request. If this is the case you will be informed and
the 20 working day timescale will be suspended until we receive payment
from you. If you choose not to make a payment then your request will
remain unanswered.
 
Some requests may also require either full or partial transference to
another public authority in order to answer your query in the fullest
possible way. Again, you will be informed if this is the case.
 
The due date for responding to this request for information is 21/10/2013.
 
Should you need to discuss this further please contact the officer dealing
with your request as identified at the beginning of this letter or
Information Management on 01597 827512 / 827513.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Jacqui Rees

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Freedom of Information Queries (CSP - Generic), Powys County Council

Mr Adamson

I am writing to inform you that we want to be as open as possible in answering requests, and to help people obtain the information they are looking for.

Unfortunately, in this case the amount of information you have requested is very substantial. Gathering it together would involve a significant cost and diversion of resources from the authority's other work. We estimate that the time it would take to locate and retrieve the required information to fulfil your request would exceed 18 hours.

As the council own a lot of Powys we're talking a lot of paper if it's individual plans you're after, this could also result in a cost because of the amount of paper involved.

So, do you wish for the whole of Powys to be covered and in what level of detail? - you can have a response with one plan but you won't have much detail or you can have request dealt with town by town?

Please let me know how you would like us to proceed with this. Your request will remain 'on hold' pending a response from you.

Many Thanks

Jacqui

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Jacqui Rees

Records and Compliance Assistant

Information Management

Unit 29 Ddole Road

Llandrindod Wells

Powys

LD1 6DF

Tel: 01597 827511

E-mail: [email address]

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Dear Jacqui

I was thinking of something like this https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/1...

Most councils have provided one or more maps with their property on.

If the Council do not have the maps of the land they own, how do they take proper management decisions and show the public what they own on their behalf?

Please get back to me if you need more clarification

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Adamson

Jacqui Rees (CSP - Customer Services), Powys County Council

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Cyngor Sir Powys County Council
Neuadd y Sir / County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG
 

Os yn galw gofynnwch am / If calling please ask
Information Management for:
Unit 29, Information Management
Ddole Road Enterprise Park Tel / Ffon: 01597 827512
Llandrindod Wells Fax / Ffacs: (01597) 825663
Powys Email / Llythyru electronig:
LD1 6DF [email address]
Our Ref / Ein cyf:E2013-1043
Date: 14 October 2013

 
Person Dealing: Jacqui Rees
Direct Dial:            01597 82 7511
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004
Reference No: 1043
 
Dear Mr Adamson,
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 23/09/2013 concerning
Land Owned & Leased by Powys County Council.
 
This is to inform you that your request has been considered and I can
provide the following response: 
 
I am attaching drawings of the five main towns in Powys – Ystradgynlais,
Brecon, Llandrindod, Newtown and Welshpool which indicate the building and
land assets belonging to Powys County Council.
Powys covers a geographical area of 3210 square miles and any further maps
produced  would include approximately
151 Farm Buildings
800 Non domestic buildings
5,500 Housing Units
17000 Land assets
Therefore under Exception 12(4)(b) of the Environmental Information
Regulations, the remainder of your request is refused  on the grounds of
it being manifestly unreasonable due to the unreasonable burden on the
Council’s resources in terms of expense and distraction.  Although there
is no time or expense limit with Environmental Information Regulations,
the estimated time to produce the maps would distract the departments
involved from their core functions and it would be unreasonable to expend 
200 hours of work on these especially at a time when the resources of the
Council are very stretched.
If you are able to be more specific as to the  what information you are
actually seeking please do not hesitate to come back to us.
If you wish to speak directly to our Assistant Asset Manager, his name is
Mr Nick Dearden and he can be contacted either by email: 
[1][email address] or by telephone:  01597 826182.
 
 
I trust we have met your information requirements at this time. This
request is now complete and shall be closed immediately. Should any
further information be requested regarding this topic, a separate request
will need to be submitted.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in
Powys County Council.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Jacqui Rees
Records & Compliance Assistant
 
 
 
The supply of documents under Environmental Information Regulations does
not give the person or organisation who receives them an automatic right
to re-use the documents in a way that would infringe copyright.
 
You are free to use any information supplied for your own use, including
for noncommercial research purposes. The information may also be used for
the purposes of news reporting. However, any other type of re-use, for
example, by publishing the information or issuing copies to the public
will require the permission of the copyright owner.
 
The copyright of most of the information that we provide in response to
Environmental Information Regulations requests will be owned by Powys
County Council. The copyright in other information may be owned by another
person or organisation, as indicated in the information itself.
 
 
For HMSO Guidance Notes on a range of copyright issues, see the Office of
Public Sector Information(OPSI) website.
[2]http://www.opsi.gov.uk/advice/crown-copy...
 
 
If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received in relation to
your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact Information
Management. Our complaints procedure is available on request or on our
website.
 
If you are still not satisfied following this, you can make an appeal to
the Information Commissioner, who is the statutory regulator. The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
 
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone 01625 545 700
[3]www.informationcommissioner.org.uk

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Dear Jacqui (CSP - Customer Services),

Thank you for your help and reply

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Adamson