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Post-application planning advuce for Orchard Court (ref. 38/18/0029)

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Dear Taunton Deane Borough Council,

1. Under the Environmental Information Regulations, please disclose all TDBC post-planning information/advice given to the applicants for Orchard Court (ref 38/18/0029) after their initial planning application was received (including emails, phone notes, daybooks, letters etc.) Note: There have been several revisions with new notification letters since the original planning application was made indicating a number of fresh planning advice interactions.

2. Please also disclose the names and roles of all Council Officer(s) involved (incl any elected Councillors) in the post-application advice stage.

Please note that the LGA Probity in Planning guidance states:

"Confirmation that a written note should be made of all meetings. An officer should
make the arrangements for such meetings, attend and write notes. A note should also
be taken of any phone conversations, and relevant emails recorded for the file.
Notes should record issues raised and advice given. The note(s) should be placed
on the file as a public record."

Yours faithfully,

Dave Orr

FOI-advice, Taunton Deane Borough Council

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Dear Taunton Deane Borough Council,

This FOI request is flagged as overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Dave Orr

FOI-advice, Taunton Deane Borough Council

2 Attachments

 

Dear Mr Orr

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

Information Request FOI – 3605TD

 

Response

 

This is Taunton Deane Borough Council’s response to your request under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is as follows:

 

Q1       Attached.

Q2       We are not aware of any advice Councillors may have given.

 

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undertake a review of the response.

 

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days from the date of receipt of our response.  Please submit any request
for a review to [1][email address]  or by writing to The
Freedom of Information Officer, Taunton Deane Borough Council, The Deane
House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1HE.

 

We will undertake an internal review and issue a response within 20
working days of receiving a request for an internal review. The 20 days
will commence on the first working day after the day on which we receive
your request.

 

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The Information Commissioner
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Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Tel No: 01625 545700
Fax No: 01625 545510

 

Regards

 

FOI Administration Desk

Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

 

 

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Dear FOI-advice,

Q2 has not been answered correctly as Officers involved were also requested.

Please complete the FOI response for Q2.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Orr

FOI-advice, Taunton Deane Borough Council

Dear Mr Orr

We have gone back to Gareth Clifford to confirm he was the only officer involved, but unfortunately he is on annual leave. We will reply to you when he returns on 23 July 2018.

Regards

FOI Administration Desk
Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council

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