Planning enforcement action against short-term lets

Mark Wilding made this Freedom of Information request to Hertsmere Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 366 authorities

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The request was refused by Hertsmere Borough Council.

Dear Hertsmere Borough Council,

I’m seeking details of enforcement action taken by your authority’s planning team in relation to properties offered for short-term lets via platforms such as Airbnb.

Please could you provide the following under the Freedom of Information Act:

The number of planning enforcement notices issued by your authority in relation to short-term lets in each financial year from 2011/12 to 2018/19.

The number of planning contravention notices issued by your authority in relation to short-term lets in each financial year from 2011/12 to 2018/19.

If available, please also provide the number of informal warnings issued by your authority’s planning team in relation to short-term lets in each financial year from 2011/12 to 2018/19.

Yours faithfully,

Mark Wilding

foi, Hertsmere Borough Council

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Dear Mark Wilding

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request received
on 25 April 2019.

 

Your request has now been considered under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act and/or Environmental Information Regulations and we are
able to respond as follows:

 

 

Your Request:

I’m seeking details of enforcement action taken by your authority’s
planning team in relation to properties offered for short-term lets via
platforms such as Airbnb.

 

Please could you provide the following under the Freedom of Information
Act:

 

The number of planning enforcement notices issued by your authority in
relation to short-term lets in each financial year from 2011/12 to
2018/19.

 

The number of planning contravention notices issued by your authority in
relation to short-term lets in each financial year from 2011/12 to
2018/19.

 

If available, please also provide the number of informal warnings issued
by your authority’s planning team in relation to short-term lets in each
financial year from 2011/12 to 2018/19.

 

 

Our Response:

Information recorded by the Council is not recorded in sufficient detail
to answer your request.

 

 

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do not hesitate to contact me.  Further information explaining the
Council's process for responding to information requests together with a
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Thank you for your request.

 

Kind regards

 

Information Services

 

 

Caroline Carey Stephenson

Planning Technician / Administrator
Hertsmere Borough Council | Civic Offices | Elstree Way | Borehamwood |
Herts | WD6 1WA
t: 020 8207 2277  extension 2989

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