Property and Assets and Buildings

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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

Mansfield District Council

Request for Information

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)

 

Thank you for your request below.

I can confirm your request is being considered and will be dealt with
within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the
Freedom of Information Act 2000/ Environmental Information Regulations
2004 (EIR), subject to the information not being exempt (or containing
reference to a third party).

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font size (Arial, 12pt).  If you require an alternative format then please
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If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at
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Information for Mansfield District Council, C/o Ashfield District Council,
Urban Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 8DA.

If you are not satisfied with how your request is being dealt with, then
please contact Jacqueline Collins, Director of Governance either by e-mail
at [2][email address]  or by writing to Jacqueline Collins,
Director of Governance, Mansfield District Council, Civic Centre,
Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7BH. Telephone
01623 463075.

If you wish to make a complaint about how your request has been dealt with
then you should complain by writing to Mrs Hayley Barsby, Interim Chief
Executive, Mansfield District Council, Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road
South, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7BH.

If you are still not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint then you
have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office: Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. [3]www.ico.gov.uk
Telephone - 0303 123 1113 (local Rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to
use a national rate number.  Or email: [4][email address]

 

Kind regards

Information Officer
Ashfield and Mansfield Legal Services
Ashfield District Council
Urban Road
Kirkby in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 8DA
Tel 01623 457332

 

From: Viran Patel <[FOI #507014 email]>
Sent: 06 August 2018 13:10
To: MDC - freedomofinformation <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Property and Assets and
Buildings

 

This message originated from outside your organization

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:
[5]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

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K.Winfield,

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Dear Viran Patel,

 

Please find attached a reply to your request

 

Regards

 

 

Kathryn Winfield
Information Officer (Part time) Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Ashfield District Council & Mansfield District Council Shared Legal
Services
Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Nottingham
NG17 8DA
01623 457329
[email address]

 

From: Viran Patel <[FOI #507014 email]>
Sent: 06 August 2018 13:10
To: MDC - freedomofinformation <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Property and Assets and
Buildings

 

This message originated from outside your organization

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:
[1]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

-------------------------------------------------------------------

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[2][FOI #507014 email]

Is [3][email address] the wrong address for Freedom
of Information requests to Mansfield District Council? If so, please
contact us using this form:
[4]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[5]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...

For more detailed guidance on safely disclosing information, read the
latest advice from the ICO:
[6]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...

Please note that in some cases publication of requests and responses will
be delayed.

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

show quoted sections

This e-mail (and any attachments) is confidential and may contain personal
views which are not the views of Ashfield District Council unless
otherwise specifically stated.

If you are not the intended recipient and you have received this e-mail in
error you must not copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on it.
Please notify the sender by e-mail or telephone and delete it from your
system.

Please note that Ashfield District Council reserves the right, subject to
compliance with legislation, to monitor emails sent or received. Under
current legislation, such as, but not limited to, the Data Protection Act
2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the contents may have to be
disclosed in response to a request for information.

We utilise an anti-virus system and therefore any files sent via e-mail
will have been checked for known viruses. You are however advised to run
your own virus check before opening any attachments received as we will
not in any event accept any liability whatsoever once an e-mail and/or any
attachment is received.

Printing this email? Please think environmentally and only print when
essential. Thank you.
[9]www.ashfield.gov.uk

References

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1. https://e-pims.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/gove...
2. mailto:[FOI #507014 email]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/change_re...
5. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/offi...
6. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/ico-...
7. http://www.mansfield.gov.uk/images/Porta...
8. https://portal.mansfield.gov.uk/
9. http://www.ashfield.gov.uk/