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Right-to-buy properties bought back or in use by council

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Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

This is a request for information under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulation Act 2004.

I'd like information on right-to-buy properties bought back or used by the council.

Please provide:

1. A list of residential council-owned properties that were sold by the council through the right-to-buy scheme and subsequently bought back. Please include the address, postcode, date when the property was sold in the right-to-buy scheme, price at which it was sold, date when it was bought back, the price paid for it, and the seller's name (if an organisation).

2. A list of residential council-rented properties currently used for housing that were sold by the council through the right-to-buy scheme. Please include the address, postcode, date when the property was sold in the right-to-buy scheme, price at which it was sold, and the owner's name.

When exact locations need to be redacted to protect vulnerable groups, please preserve as much information as possible (e.g. include postcode).

I'd like to receive the information in an electronic spreadsheet format, such as xlsx or csv.

Best wishes

Paul Dobson

Jacqueline Keachie, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/Madam

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours faithfully.

Jacqueline Keachie
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Contact by email

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

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Dear Sirs

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 9 August 2023 seeking information in
relation to Right to Buy properties bought back by the Council.

 

Having investigated, I regret to advise you that the detailed breakdown
sought is not held and in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 I must advise you of this.

 

To be of some assistance please find attached information that is held. 
The records have been adjusted to exclude anything which constitutes
personal data in respect of which disclosure would contravene the Data
Protection principles and that this constitutes a ground of absolute
exemption in terms of Section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002.  The detailed edited from the document which are
effectively being released into the public domain for all to access are
full addresses and dates of purchase.

 

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the
provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested
information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that
request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision
by writing to the Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic), Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Chief Officer (Legal and Democratic).

 

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who
is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section
21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local
authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice -
may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the
request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt
with in accordance with the Act.  Such an application must be made within
six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form
which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for
subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the
applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must
also specify the request for information to which the requirement for
review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s
dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the
matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the
decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local
authority to issue such a decision.  The Scottish Information Commissioner
can be contacted as follows:-

 

Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St. Andrews

KY16  9DS

email: [1][email address]

 

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online
via the following link: -

 

[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose.  If, however, you
require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please
let me know.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Angelene Kirkpatrick

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Civic Centre

Windmillhill Street

Motherwell

ML1 1AB

 

Working from home

Please contact via email

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----                                    
From: Jacqueline Keachie
Sent: 10 August 2023 09:17
To: The Ferret Media Ltd <[3][FOI #1014106 email]>
Subject: Request for Information

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

I acknowledge receipt of your email which is receiving attention.

 

I shall contact you again when I am in a position to respond more fully to
your request.

 

Yours faithfully.                              

 

 

Jacqueline Keachie

For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator

North Lanarkshire Council

Contact by email

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