Planning enforcement action against short-term lets

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

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Dear Oxford City 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

freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Wilding,

Thank you for your email below. Your request was received on 24th April 2019 and you will be sent a response within 20 working days (of receipt) in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 

Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Informaton Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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freedomofinformation, Oxford City Council

Dear Mr Wilding,

Further to the acknowledgement below, I can respond to your FOI request received on 24th April 2019 as follows:

No enforcement notices have been issued.

3 Planning Contravention Notices have been issued:

2017 - 1
2018 - 1
2019 - 1

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Yours sincerely

Kathryn Winfield
Freedom of Information Officer 

Kathryn Winfield | Freedom of Informaton Officer | Oxford City Council | Law and Governance |
St. Aldate's Chambers | Oxford | OX1 1DS | Email: [email address] | T: 01865 252007
My working days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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