List of Abandoned / Unoccupied Buildings owned or held by Middlesbrough Council

James Cotton made this Freedom of Information request to Middlesbrough Council

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Dear Middlesbrough Council,

Under the Freedom of information Act 2000, I would like to request a list of all Abandoned/ Derelict or unoccupied buildings in the Middlesbrough area that you hold.

This includes names, addresses and use type.

This would mean all buildings that are unoccupied, abandoned and/or Derelict, and include Business, buildings owned or held by Middlesbrough Council and health care buildings etc.

I am not however asking for a list of empty residential homes which are available for rent/purchase.

Yours faithfully,

James Cotton

foi, Middlesbrough Council

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Dear Mr Cotton

 

REF NO: 012076

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry, received on 28/11/2017, in relation to
unoccupied buildings. I can confirm that your enquiry is receiving
attention and a response will be provided within 20 working days following
receipt of your enquiry as allowed under the Freedom of Information Act
legislation.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or
email [2][Middlesbrough Council request email] should you require any further advice or
assistance with this or any other matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Public Information Officer

Organisation and Governance

Performance and Partnerships

Middlesbrough Council

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foi, Middlesbrough Council

 

Dear Mr Cotton

 

REF NO: 012076  

 

I am writing to confirm that Middlesbrough Council has now completed its
search for the information you requested on 28 November 2017.

 

In your request you asked for the following information:

 

Under the Freedom of information Act 2000, I would like to request a list
of all Abandoned/ Derelict or unoccupied buildings in the Middlesbrough
area that you hold.

 

This includes names, addresses and use type.

 

This would mean all buildings that are unoccupied, abandoned and/or
Derelict, and include Business, buildings owned or held by Middlesbrough
Council and health care buildings etc.

 

Response: Under Section 21 of the Freedom Of Information Act, we are not
required to provide information, which is already reasonably accessible to
you. All vacant commercial buildings available for sale/to rent can be
found on the following links.

 

[1]https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/busines...

 

[2]https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/busines...

 

Also, the published Business Rates data “basic list of properties” on the
Council website www.middlesbrough.gov.uk includes details of properties
recorded as unoccupied (for Business Rates purposes) – currently those on
the spreadsheet tabs “relief” and “exemp”. Details for other properties
that might be abandoned/derelict that might not be listed, as not relevant
to Business Rates administration are not held.

 

Please click on the following link
[3]https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/open-da...
and select [4]Business Rates data (basic list of properties)

 

If you have any queries about this response, please do not hesitate to
contact me direct on (01642) 729696/729698 or email
[5][Middlesbrough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference number
shown above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled you may ask
for an internal review within 40 days of receipt of the response. You
should write to:-

Ann-Marie Johnstone

Corporate Strategy Manager

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

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If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the
right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an independent
review. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: -

 

Information Commissioner’s Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
Wilmslow,
Cheshire,
SK9 5AF

Yours sincerely

 

Steph Robson

Information & Compliance Officer

 

Finance, Governance & Support

P.O. Box 500,

Civic Centre,

Middlesbrough.

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Tel. 01642 729696

 

Email: [6][Middlesbrough Council request email]

 

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