Long Term Empty Property

Mike Brownbridge made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

I should like to obtain a list of long term empty properties within the Council's jurisdiction.

I cannot find this information on your website & would be obliged for such a list, preferably showing the full address details, in a simple Excel spreadsheet or Word format document.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Brownbridge

Cheshire West and Chester Council

RE: Your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

Case Reference: 101000196972

Dear Mr Brownbridge

Thank you for your email. It will be treated as a request within the meaning of the Act: this means that we will send you a full response within 20 working days, either supplying you with the information which you want, or explaining to you why we cannot supply it. If we need any further clarification or there is any problem we will be in touch.

In the meantime if you wish to discuss this further please contact me. It would be helpful if you could quote the log number 196972.

Yours sincerely

Janet Scanlan
FOI Unit
Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council

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FOI West, Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Dear Mr Brownbridge
 
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act dated 19
January 2012.  I am able to provide you with an excel spreadsheet
enclosing the information you have requested relating to empty domestic
properties.
 
Please note that we have excluded details of properties owned by private
individuals from this list under Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of
Information Act.   Section 40 (2) of the Act states that information is
exempt from disclosure if it constitutes the personal data of a third
party and its disclosure under the Act would breach any of the data
Protection principles or section 10 of the Data Protection Act (DPA).
 
The Council considers that the information is exempt from disclosure under
subsection 40 (2) for the following reasons:

 1. The requested information could lead to the identification of a third
party and is consequently considered the personal data of a third
party.  The definition of personal data is taken from Section 1 of the
DPA.

It is the Council’s view that: -

* Disclosing the data would be unfair to the individual concerned,

* Disclosure is considered incompatible with the purpose for which the
information was gathered.

 

 2. The Data Protection Act Principles - the council considers that
disclosure will contravene the first data protection principle, which
states that “ personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully,
and in particular, shall not be processed unless –

 a. At least one of the conditions in schedule 2 is met, and
 b. In the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions
in Schedule 3 is also met.”

The Council considers that disclosure will be unfair, as the requested
information held in relation to the individual was not intended for wider
public disclosure. 
 
If you are unhappy with the way your request for information has been
handled, you can request a review by writing to:
 
Solutions Team
Cheshire West and Chester Council
HQ
58 Nicholas Street
Chester
CH1 2NP
 
If you remain dissatisfied with the handling of your request or complaint,
you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner at:
 
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
 
Telephone: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45
Website: [1]www.ico.gov.uk
 
There is no charge for making an appeal.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Caroline Timms
Executive Support
Cheshire West and Chester Council
 
     Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,
 
     I should like to obtain a list of long term empty properties within
     the Council's jurisdiction.
 
     I cannot find this information on your website & would be obliged
     for such a list, preferably showing the full address details, in a
     simple Excel spreadsheet or Word format document.
 
     Yours faithfully,
 
     Mike Brownbridge
 
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Dear FOI West,

Many thanks for your speedy response, with requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Brownbridge