Retrospective Planning Permission.

Alan Rundle made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

How many planning permissions has the Planning Committee of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council granted retrospectively to itself (Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council), over the course of the last five years? Please provide details.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information
Act.

 

A report has been run for the past five years and there have been no
applications approved by Planning Committee for retrospective works
carried out by the Council for itself.

 

The Council therefore has no recorded information to provide to you in
response to your enquiry.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Thank you for your response (11 December 2014) to my FOI request concerning Retrospectively awarded planning permissions.
I understood that the £25,000 upgrade to the Wallasey Town Hall CEO's offices, reported in the Wirral News (21 November 2012), went ahead without planning permission. These changes were made to a Grade Two listed building, and would need retrospective planning permission, I understood.
If you could explain to me exactly what happened concerning the planning process, concerning the £25,000 office refurbishments,I would grateful.
Was no planning permission obtained for the changes made to Wallasey Town Hall?
In particular, could you explain:
(a) who authorised the £25,000 expenditure on the CEO's offices;
(b) was planning permission needed;
(c) what public participation/consultation took place before the expenditure of the £25,000;
(d) which Councillors were involved in the decision to spend the £25,000; and
(e) which council officers provided the advice recommending the spending of the £25,000 on the CEO's offices.

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Morning

Thank you for your email, which is being treated as a new request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Wirral Borough Council will aim to issue a substantive response within the statutory timeframe.

Kind regards,

Sent on behalf of

Tracy O'Hare
Information Management
Transformation and Resources
Wirral Council
 
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InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon

 

Wirral Council thanks you for your request, please find information as
follows in response to your queries:

 

The £25,000 Town Hall refurbishment as quoted in the Wirral News on
21/11/12 was part of the larger refurbishment and fire precaution works
undertaken at Wallasey Town Hall. Cabinet 12/1/12 gave details of the
scheme and estimate for the specific fire precaution works and was
approved by Cabinet members. Decoration of the offices within the Chief
Executives area of the building did not require planning permission as
this involved redecoration only however, the building inspector liaised
throughout the project with the Council’s conservation officer re: colours
etc.

 

(a)   Cabinet gave approval for Capital expenditure to be made on the
refurbishment of Wallasey Town Hall

(b)   Planning Permission was required for the majority of the works
undertaken due to the listed status of the building; there were some
enabling works which were carried out for which retrospective Planning
Permission was sought.

(c)   No public consultation was undertaken as the works were approved by
the committee approval process

(d)   Members of Cabinet see minutes of the 12/1/12 Cabinet Meeting
 [1]http://democracy.wirral.gov.uk/ieListDoc...

(e)   Cabinet was asked to approve a report based on a number of
recommendations from Asset Management i.e. condition, suitability, safety
reports.

 

Kind regards

 

Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council

 

This information supplied to you is copyrighted and continues to  be
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From: Alan Rundle [[2]mailto:[FOI #243741 email]]
Sent: 18 December 2014 16:28
To: InfoMgr, FinDMT
Subject: FOI 857107 - Alan Rundle - Improvements to Wallasey Town Hall -
Due 20.01.2015

 

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

 

Thank you for your response (11  December 2014) to my FOI request
concerning Retrospectively awarded planning permissions.

I understood that the £25,000 upgrade to the Wallasey Town Hall CEO's
offices, reported in the Wirral News (21 November 2012), went ahead
without planning permission. These changes were made to a Grade Two listed
building, and would need retrospective planning permission, I understood.

If you could explain to me exactly what happened concerning the planning
process, concerning the £25,000 office refurbishments,I would grateful.

Was no planning permission obtained for the changes made to Wallasey Town
Hall?

In particular, could you explain:

(a) who authorised the £25,000 expenditure on the CEO's offices;

(b) was planning permission needed;

(c) what public participation/consultation took place before the
expenditure of the £25,000;

(d) which Councillors were involved in the decision to spend the £25,000;
and

(e) which council officers provided the advice recommending the spending
of the £25,000 on the CEO's offices.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Alan Rundle

 

 

 

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