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Viran Patel made this Freedom of Information request to Isle of Anglesey Council as part of a batch sent to 500 authorities

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Dear Organisation,

I would like to know a full list of Vacant Properties held by your organisation and any of its subsidiaries.

If possible their market value for sale or to let, whether they would be considered for a community asset transfer, if not then whether they are for sale or to let. In a clear and easy to read format. It would be supportive if the property is for sale or to let that it is listed on here too: https://e-pims.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/gove... and that you inform us of this intention or such listing in the request.

In the previous case in Voyias v IC and LB Camden (EA/201v1/0007), the requesters asked for substantially similar information, and the judge favoured disclosure. I appreciate the circumstances here are quite different, but the same principles should apply.

I understand there is a risk that your empty properties would be targeted by squatters should this the list of empty properties be public, but this is a very slim risk. The prejudice to law enforcement should be real, likely and substantial, as per Hogan v the ICO and Oxford City Council. I can assure you that my request is not sent in order to cause trouble for the authority, it is predominantly for my own research, with publication as part of campaigning materials. I am concerned at the sale of public assets, not a not an advocate for their illegal occupation. I would also say that I cannot imagine the disclosure of this list of properties to significantly affect a squatting problem that pre-existed my interest in the organisation. Overall the prejudice to law enforcement is very slim, and not severe. Since 12 months will be the time that this information will be released onto this site, unless others request this information separately. The requester is not liable for any issues that may arise in between or after.

It is in the public interest and transparency that this information is made publicly available under the public sector duty under the equality act allowing people to know of this information and make use of it under the Community Asset Transfer scheme and under the Human Rights Act Article 11 enabling the community to gather and make decisions on the allocation of such assets.

Yours faithfully,

Viran Patel

FOI, Isle of Anglesey Council

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Thank you for your recent request for information from the Isle of
Anglesey County Council.

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004, we aim to respond to your
request within 20 working days.   In some instances we may be unable to
achieve this deadline, in which case we will advise you of the likely
timescale within which the response will be provided.

 

 

Beryl Jones

Swyddog Gwybodaeth Corfforaethol a Chwynion – Adain Gyfreithiol,  Cyngor
Sir Ynys Môn

Corporate Information and Complaints  Officer-  Legal Section, Isle of
Anglesey County Council

 

 

 

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Helen Jeffery,

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Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated the 6^th August,
2018.

 

Please find attached the Authority’s response to your request:-

 

The information supplied to you in response to your request is the
copyright of the Isle of Anglesey County Council.  The information has
been provided for your personal use and may not be copied, distributed,
published or exploited for any commercial purposes or financial gain
without the explicit written consent of the Isle of Anglesey County
Council.

 

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of this response to your request
for information and/or the decision made to withhold information, you may
ask for an internal review.  Please address your correspondence to the
Customer Care Officer, Legal Services, Council Offices, Llangefni, Ynys
Môn, LL77 7TW (e-mail: [1][email address]).

 

If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review you have the
right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow SK9 5AF.  Please note that the Information
Commissioner is likely to expect internal review procedures to have been
exhausted before beginning his investigation.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

 

 

Helen Jeffery

Swyddog Gofal Cwsmer / Customer Care Officer

Priffyrdd, Gwastraff ac Eiddo / Highways, Waste and Property

Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn / Isle of Anglesey County Council

LLANGEFNI

Ynys Môn / Anglesey

LL77 7TW

 

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