"LISTING" of The Former bus garage, 270-276 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham NG1 3NA

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Dear Nottingham City Council,

Please provide all information you have regarding the addition to The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) (the "LISTING") of The Former bus garage, 270-276 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham NG1 3NA, to include specifically all correspondence and contacts between Nottingham City Council and its representatives with both Historic England, and with the Nottingham Civic Society and its members.

The information provided to include logs of and minutes of meetings, and of telephone calls made and received.

Also please provide information regarding any private meetings with officers or Councillors, or if officers and Councillors have attended meetings on this subject.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Barton

Dear Nottingham City Council,

Although I can see this request has been delivered to you, I have had no acknowledgement letter that I can trace.

As such, please could you update me on when I will receive my information at the latest and the case number for this request

Yours faithfully,

Simon Barton

Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Under Section 5 (2) of the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004, requests can be aggregated where (a) the 2 or more requests relate, to any extent, to the same or similar information, and (b) those requests are received by the public authority within any period of 60 consecutive working days. The council has therefore aggregated your 2 requests received on 18 October into 1 request. You should receive a response to your requests on or before 15 November 2019

Regards

Freedom of Information Team
Information Compliance | Legal and Governance
Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2 3NG
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Freedom Of Information, Nottingham City Council

Dear Requester,

 

The council has considered your requests below, received by the council on
18^th October 2019:

 

Please provide all the historic records of your planning and estates
departments from January 2013 up to the date you provide them, concerning
the property known as The Former bus garage, 270-276 Huntingdon Street,
Nottingham NG1 3NA, including all recent contacts your authority may have
had for new uses for the site.

 

Please provide all information you have regarding the addition to The
National Heritage List for England (NHLE) (the "LISTING") of The Former
bus garage, 270-276 Huntingdon Street, Nottingham NG1 3NA, to include
specifically all correspondence and contacts between Nottingham City
Council and its representatives with both Historic England, and with the
Nottingham Civic Society and its members.

 

The information provided to include logs of and minutes of meetings, and
of telephone calls made and received.

 

Also please provide information regarding any private meetings with
officers or Councillors, or if officers and Councillors have attended
meetings on this subject.

 

 

We have identified that some of the requested information may need to be
withheld under section 43(2) of the Freedom of Information Act (the Act).
We are currently in the process of applying a Public Interest Test to the
information. This is a test to see whether the public interest in
withholding the information is greater than in releasing it. As a result
of the above and in accordance with section 10(3) of the Act the council
is extending the statutory deadline by which we must respond to this
request from 15^th November 2019 to 13^th December 2019 to consider the
public interest arguments in favour and against disclosing some of the
information you have requested.

 

If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Freedom of Information Team

Information Compliance | Legal and Governance

Nottingham City Council | Loxley House | Station Street | Nottingham | NG2
3NG

Direct Line:  0115 876 4376

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information,

Thank you for your update.

It is surprise to receive news that there will now be a delay in the provision of information requested.

Your response has come right at the deadline when the information requested should have been provided, and promptly provided, by law.

Many people, including interested parties, are following this request.

For their information, to the best of my knowledge, FOI Section 43 concerns Commercial Interests (cited above by NCC FOI team as a possible reason for potentially withholding information)

Section 43(2) (also above) provides an exemption from disclosure where to release information would, or would be likely to, prejudice the commercial interests of any party (including the Public Authority holding it) (here we assume Nottingham City Council itself)

I dare say many people will be concerned at the sudden leap we have from a "surprise" National Heritage Listing; then to the potential withholding of information that might prejudice the commercial interests of any party, to including potentially in this case, the commercial interests of Nottingham City Council itself.

This when Nottingham City Council Officers participated in the process of the listing itself.

I will continue to look forward to hearing from you promptly.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Barton

Dear Freedom Of Information,

As today is the 16th December, I am writing to enquire what has happened regarding the information I have requested.

In your last comment to me, NCC wrote "the council is extending the statutory deadline by which we must respond to this request from 15th November 2019 to 13th December 2019 to consider the public interest arguments in favour and against disclosing some of the information you have requested."

By NCC's own admission, NCC is well beyond its extended statutory deadline, and very many people are now keenly interested to know more.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Barton