Planning Application Web Servers

Tim Thorne made this Freedom of Information request to Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

Do Scarborough Borough Council log access to the Web Servers that hold the documentation in support of all planning applications? If you do log access, what length of time are the access logs kept for?

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

Diane Cross, Scarborough Borough Council

FOIA No: 1953
Date of Receipt: 1 March 2012
Last Date for Response: 29 March 2012
File Ref: CP01/00000137
 
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Greg Harper, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Mr Thorne

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA1953

 

Thank you for your recent request which has been dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following
information:

 

Do Scarborough Borough Council log access to the Web Servers that hold the
documentation in support of all planning applications? If you do log
access, what length of time are the access logs kept for?

 

In response:

 

a)      Yes, we do log access to the Web Servers that hold the
documentation in support of all planning applications.

b)      We currently keep these access logs indefinitely.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to David Kitson, Senior Solicitor, Legal and Support
Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire,
YO11 2HG or email [email address].

               

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner’s Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Scarborough Borough
Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. Tel: 01625 545745 Fax: 01625 524510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

Greg Harper

ICT Delivery Manager, ICT Services, Scarborough Borough Council

e:  [1][email address].uk  |  t: 01723 384333  |  w:
[2]www.scarborough.gov.uk

 

Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. YO11 2HG

Business hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank
Holidays

 

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International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) - Project of the Year Award 2009
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Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

I need a little further clarification. Please can you confirm if the logs are for (a) logging Administrator access to the Web Server(s) or (b) logging whoever accesses any Planning Documents on the Planning Application Web Server(s). If (a), please can you confirm if you keep logs of which Planning Documents are accessed or downloaded via the Planning Application Web Server(s) and how long the logs are kept for.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Thorne

Dear Scarborough Borough Council,

This FOI request is nearly a month overdue. By law, you should normally have responded promptly and by 28 March 2012. Please supply the information by return.

Yours faithfully,
Tim Thorne

FOI, Scarborough Borough Council

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Dear Mr Thorne

I refer to your email appended below. The request you refer to is FOIA1953 for which a response was sent to you on 28 March (copy attached). You sought further clarification in an email received on 2 April (copy of this email is attached). This is currently being dealt with and you should expect to receive a response shortly.

Kind regards

Di Cross
Admin Manager, Central Administration Unit, Legal and Support Services
Scarborough Borough Council
e:[email address]
t:01723 232347 (DL)
f:0870 2384159
w:www.scarborough.gov.uk

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Dear FOI,

I've still not received this information. Can you let me know when it is available please? If I don't find out within a week I'll have to report this to the ICO.

Yours sincerely,
Tim Thorne

Greg Harper, Scarborough Borough Council

Dear Mr Thorne

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 – FOIA1953

 

Thank you for your recent request which has been dealt with under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). You requested the following
information:

 

I need a little further clarification. Please can you confirm if the logs
are for

 

(a) logging Administrator access to the Web Server(s) or

(b) logging whoever accesses any Planning Documents on the Planning
Application Web Server(s).

 

If (a), please can you confirm if you keep logs of which Planning
Documents are accessed or downloaded via the Planning Application Web
Server(s) and how long the logs are kept for.

 

In response:

 

(a) we do not log internal Administrators access to the Web Server(s)

(b) we do kept logs that show access to the web servers that run our 
"Public Access to Planning" service on the SBC website. These logs show
connections to the servers and give IP Addresses and date and time of
access. However, there is no information kept on the access to a
particular Planning Document or the downloading of documents.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to David Kitson, Senior Solicitor, Legal and Support
Services, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire,
YO11 2HG or email [email address].

               

If you are not content with the outcome your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner’s Office cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the complaints procedure provided by Scarborough Borough
Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF. Tel: 01625 545745 Fax: 01625 524510 Web: www.ico.gov.uk.

 

Yours sincerely

Greg Harper

ICT Delivery Manager, ICT Services, Scarborough Borough Council

 

e:  [1][email address].uk  |  t: 01723 384333  |  w:
[2]www.scarborough.gov.uk

 

Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. YO11 2HG

Business hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank
Holidays

 

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Europe's Most Enterprising Place - Winner 2009
International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) - Project of the Year Award 2009
Academy of Urbanism - 'The Great Town' - Winner 2010

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