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Richard Taylor made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

Could you please release the list of designated neighbourhood forums or other bodies with neighbourhood planning powers. I would like all information contained on the list, including any email addresses held, to be released.

I understand comprehensive information may not be held, and what is held may be held informally. I would still like what information is held to be released.

Regards,

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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The Local Government Association makes some information on these bodies available at:

http://neighbourhoods.esd.org.uk/#?areaT...

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Dear Mr Taylor,
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for contacting us on 24 November 2016 requesting the following:

Could you please release the list of designated neighbourhood forums or
other bodies with neighbourhood planning powers. I would like all
information contained on the list, including any email addresses held, to
be released.
 
I am dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 and aim to send you a response by 23 December 2016.
 
If you have any questions, please ask by return email. Please leave the
subject line unchanged when replying, to make sure your email gets
straight to me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
James Young
Deputy FOI Business Partner
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Dear Mr Taylor,
 
Thank you for your request for information concerning:

Could you please release the list of designated neighbourhood forums or
other bodies with neighbourhood planning powers. I would like all
information contained on the list, including any email addresses held, to
be released..
 
Unfortunately I am unable to provide this information. I have attached my
formal response which sets out the reasons for this.
 
Knowledge and Information Access Team
Department for Communities and Local Government
 
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Dear Department for Communities and Local Government,

RE: Request for Information your reference 2931497

I would like to request an internal review of the response to my request.

I expect some of the contact information will not be personal (email addresses may be of the form eg. contact@ clerk@ village-plan@gmail etc.) and clearly should not come under the personal information exemption. That there may be some personal information within the information requested is not a reason to withhold information which does not amount to personal information; any personal information should be removed from the material before release.

I suggest contact information provided in relation to designated neighbourhood planning bodies will not be personal information, and even if it does relate to individuals (eg. there are names in an email address) it will relate to those people's public, civic lives and not their personal lives, or in the case of council officers, their professional lives, and so ought be released.

I am surprised the names of the neighbourhood planning bodies for each area are not held and would like the review to check if this is the case.

Regards,

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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Dear Mr Taylor
 
Internal review under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for an internal review received on 20 December
2016. I am sorry that you are dissatisfied with our attempts to handle
your request under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
 
I am considering your concerns and will aim to provide you with a response
by 20 January 2017.
 
Yours sincerely
Anna Canning
 
Knowledge and Information Access
Department for Communities and Local Government
 
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Dear Mr Taylor,

Please find attached my response to your request for an internal review of
our handling of your recent request for information on designated
neighbourhood forums and other bodies with neighbourhood planning powers.
Yours sincerely
 
Anna Canning
 
Knowledge and Information Access
Department for Communities and Local Government

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