Dear City of York Council,

I understand that every planning appeal decision is sent in full without summary or lessons learned to all Councillors.

There are arguably some more important decisions made from appeals to the ICO and LGO. Each one of these will also provide lessons for Members and Officers.

Please can you provide the recorded policy or decision record from each of these three oversight bodies. Please provide the exact process both at individual Councillor level and at committee level for individual decisions as well as summaries.

Planning
LGO
ICO

Where is it published in the public domain and what process is followed for each of these three bodies?

Yours faithfully,

Michael Hammill

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear City of York Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of City of York Council's handling of my FOI request 'Lessons Learnt' since you have not responded in the statutory timescale.

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

Yours faithfully,

Michael Hammill

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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o The timescale for responding to requests for a review, for FOIA or EIR responses, is up to 20 working days. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

* The timescale for responding to your rights in relation to personal data eg: subject access to records (SAR) request, is up to 1 month. We will contact you promptly if we require further information from you, or an extension.

o The timescale for responding to requests for a review, of responses to your rights regarding personal data, is up to 1 month. You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
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Dear Mr Hammill,
 
Thank you for your correspondence about the way the Council is dealing
with your information request.  You are concerned that the Council has not
responded to your request within the statutory time scale.
 
On review, it appears that the Council has not provided you with a
response with the statutory time scale.  I apologise for this.
 
I have now asked the service area to respond to your request as a matter
of priority and within the next 20 working days, at the latest.
 
The Council has a robust monitoring system in place to help ensure time
scales are met.  Council Officers also work hard to ensure the Council
meets statutory obligations.  Unfortunately, on limited occasions, meeting
timescales is not possible.  When this happens, late responses are logged,
reported on,   and feed into performance reviews, which allow us to take
steps, where necessary, to improve our processes.
 
Once again, I apologise for the delay. 
 
If you remain dissatisfied you can now contact the Information
Commissioner, contact details below:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
national rate number
Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [1][email address] (please include your telephone number)
 
Regards
 
City of York Council  | Information Governance, Complaints and Feedback
Team
West Offices | Station Rise | York YO1 6GA
[2]www.york.gov.uk | [3]facebook.com/cityofyork | [4]@CityofYork
 
 
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