Planning Applications featuring Change of Use from A1

Matt White made this Freedom of Information request to Dover District Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I believe you are an authority with planning responsibilities
(according to
http://www.theplanningdirectory.co.uk/au...), apologies
if this is not the case.

Can you please let me know the following relating to planning
applications featuring a change of use from A1 (shop), under the
Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

In the last 5 years:

1) How many planning applications have you received featuring a
change of use from A1?

2) Of those applications in 1, how many of these were
retrospective?

3) How many planning applications have you received from Starbucks
(or their representatives) featuring a change of use from A1?

4) Of those applications in 3, how many of these were
retrospective?

Yours faithfully,

Matt White

Maureen Pearce, Dover District Council

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Message from Mandy Weir, Performance Officer

Dear Mr White

Thank you for your request for information about planning applications.
Your request was received on 30 July 2009 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know. A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.

Yours sincerely

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Mandy Weir, Dover District Council

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Dear Mr White

I am writing in respect of your enquiry for information held by this Authority received on 30 July 2009 and to confirm that we have completed the search for the information that you requested. A copy of the information is enclosed.

Please find attached a report of applications for change of use over the last 5 years. We are unable to confirm that they are all change of uses from A1 without checking each individual application. We estimate that the cost of complying with your request would exceed the appropriate limit of £450. The appropriate limit has been specified in regulations and for central Government it is set at £450. This represents the estimated cost of one person spending 2½ working days in determining whether the Department holds the information, and locating, retrieving and extracting the information. Under section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act the Department is not obliged to comply with your request if it believes the time involved would exceed this limit and we are therefore unable to provide this level of information.

The list provided includes two retrospective applications, again without checking each application we are unable to confirm if there were any more.

We can advise there were no applications from Starbucks, however, we do not know who their representatives are, so we cannot confirm if there were any or whether they were retrospective.

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If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Council. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Yours sincerely


Mandy Weir
Performance Officer
Dover District Council
Council Offices, White Cliffs Business Park, Whitfield, Dover CT16 3PJ

Tel: 01304 872318
Fax: 01304 872300
Email: [email address]
Web: www.dover.gov.uk

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