[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Norfolk County Council,

In 2012 Norfolk Property Services were taking submissions for the sale of the Granary Staithe in Hoveton.

As part of the preparation for the sale of the staithe owned by NCC, NPS erected a 6ft wooden slatted fence.

The adjacent shop owner enquired to NCC at that time the purpose and nature of the fence. He was advised by NCC that the fence was a temporary measure to demarcate the boundaries for prospective purchasers.

Could NCC please advise whether:
1. This fence sits on the plot boundary of the Staithe which NCC sold to Hoveton Parish Council?
2. Anything to the shop side of the plot boundary fence is not included in the deeds of sale of the Staithe?
If the fence does not mark the boundary line of the Saithe land sold to Hoveton Parish Council,
3. Whether the fence was built by NCC as a temporary measure?
4. If not a temporary measure, confirmation that planning permission for the fence exists.
5. A copy of the planning permission for the fence is requested.
Yours faithfully,
[Name Removed]

Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Good Morning,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-259300-T3N7B6

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on 31 July 2018.

 

Lewis Freeman will be dealing with your request.
 
We have up to 20 days in which to deal with your request. If we require
clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this.
The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive
your clarification.
 
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying
copies of the information.

 

Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals
about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether
or not to release the information to you.

 

We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to
you.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the
team by email [1][email address] or by telephone
01603 222661.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant

Information Compliance Team

Dept: 01603 222661

Room B18, County Hall, Norwich

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[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Information Management,

The FOI sent on 31st July 2018 should have been responded to by 30th August, 2018. I have had no official communication as to why the request has been delayed.

Please respond to my request asap.
Thank you

Yours sincerely,

[Name Removed]

[Name Removed] (Account suspended)

Dear Information Management, Lewis Freeman

This FOI was due for a response on 31st August, 2018. I wrote a reminder on 4th September, 2018. No acknowldgement has been received. It is now the 10th September, 2018. I request an acknowledgement and/or explanation at the very least from NCC as to why this FOI remains unanswered?

Yours sincerely,

[Name Removed]

Gedge, Emma, Norfolk County Council

Dear Mr Kent
 
I refer to your request for information dated 31 July 2018. Please accept
my apologies for the delay in replying to you.
 
You asked:
 
As part of the preparation for the sale of the staithe owned by NCC, NPS
erected a 6ft wooden slatted fence.
 
The adjacent shop owner enquired to NCC at that time the purpose and
nature of the fence. He was advised by NCC that the fence was a temporary
measure to demarcate the boundaries for prospective purchasers.
 
Could NCC please advise whether:
1. This fence sits on the plot boundary of the Staithe which NCC sold to
Hoveton Parish Council?
2. Anything to the shop side of the plot boundary fence is not included in
the deeds of sale of the Staithe?
If the fence does not mark the boundary line of the Saithe land sold to
Hoveton Parish Council, 3. Whether the fence was built by NCC as a
temporary measure?
4. If not a temporary measure, confirmation that planning permission for
the fence exists.
5. A copy of the planning permission for the fence is requested.
 
Our response:
 
In relation to questions 1 and 2:
 
Your request has been considered and is refused.  In accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), this letter acts as a Refusal
Notice for those questions.
 
Exemption
 
Section 21(1) of the Act provides an exemption for release of information
that is reasonably accessible to you even if it is accessible only on
payment of a fee.
 
Information is to be taken to be reasonable accessible if it is
information which the County Council or any other person is obliged by or
under any statute to communicate to members of the public on request
whether free of charge or on payment.
 
Reason
 
This decision has been made because the information you have requested is
available from HM Land Registry.
 
In relation to questions 4 and 5:
 
The erection of fencing is permitted development (The Town and Country
Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995) and as such did not
require planning permission.
 
We have no other information to give you regarding these questions.
 
In relation to question 3:
 
We are still awaiting the information relating to this question and hope
to be able to provide this to you shortly. I am unable to tell you now
when I expect to do this as I am waiting to know how many records will
need to be searched to locate any informaiton that may be relevant. I will
contact you again when I have an assessment of the scale of work this
might require.
 
We would also suggest that any queries about shared boundaries should be
directed to the current owners as Norfolk County Council has not been
involved with the site for over 5 years.
 
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:
 
[1][email address]
or Information Compliance Team
B18
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
 
An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".
 
If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Contact details as
follows:-
 
First Contact Team
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane, Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
E-mail: [2][email address]
[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk/
 
Yours sincerely
 
Emma Gedge
Information Compliance Team
Information Management Service
Norfolk County Council
County Hall
Martineau Lane
Norwich
NR1 2DH
 
 

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Information Management, Norfolk County Council

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Dear Mr Kent

 

I refer to your request for information dated 31 July 2018. Please accept
my apologies for the delay in replying to you.

 

You asked:

 

As part of the preparation for the sale of the staithe owned by NCC, NPS
erected a 6ft wooden slatted fence.

 

The adjacent shop owner enquired to NCC at that time the purpose and
nature of the fence. He was advised by NCC that the fence was a temporary
measure to demarcate the boundaries for prospective purchasers.

 

Could NCC please advise whether:

1. This fence sits on the plot boundary of the Staithe which NCC sold to
Hoveton Parish Council?

2. Anything to the shop side of the plot boundary fence is not included in
the deeds of sale of the Staithe?

If the fence does not mark the boundary line of the Saithe land sold to
Hoveton Parish Council, 3. Whether the fence was built by NCC as a
temporary measure?

4. If not a temporary measure, confirmation that planning permission for
the fence exists.

5. A copy of the planning permission for the fence is requested.

 

Our response:

 

In relation to questions 1 and 2:

 

Your request has been considered and is refused.  In accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), this letter acts as a Refusal
Notice for those questions.

 

Exemption

 

Section 21(1) of the Act provides an exemption for release of information
that is reasonably accessible to you even if it is accessible only on
payment of a fee.

 

Information is to be taken to be reasonable accessible if it is
information which the County Council or any other person is obliged by or
under any statute to communicate to members of the public on request
whether free of charge or on payment.

 

Reason

 

This decision has been made because the information you have requested is
available from HM Land Registry.

 

 

In relation to questions 4 and 5:

 

The erection of fencing is permitted development (The Town and Country
Planning General Permitted Development Order 1995) and as such did not
require planning permission.

 

We have no other information to give you regarding these questions.

 

 

 

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of your request you have the
right of appeal through the Council’s internal review procedure by setting
out the grounds of your appeal in writing to:

 

[1][email address]

or Information Compliance Team

B18

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

 

An appeal should be submitted within 40 working days of the date of this
notice and should be identified as "FOI Appeal".

 

If you are dissatisfied after pursuing the complaints procedure, you may
apply to the Information Commissioner under Section 50 of the Act for a
decision whether your request for information has been dealt with in
accordance with the requirements of Part I of the Act.  Contact details as
follows:-

 

First Contact Team

Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane, Wilmslow

Cheshire SK9 5AF

E-mail: [2][email address]

[3]http://www.ico.gov.uk/

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Compliance Team

Information Management Service

Norfolk County Council

County Hall

Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2DH

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From: Information Management
Sent: 31 July 2018 10:11
To: '[Name Removed]' <[FOI #503897 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Sale of Staithe

 

Good Morning,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request ENQ-259300-T3N7B6

 

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 received on 31 July 2018.

 

Lewis Freeman will be dealing with your request.
 
We have up to 20 days in which to deal with your request. If we require
clarification regarding your request, we will contact you to explain this.
The 20 working day period will then start from the day that we receive
your clarification.
 
You will also be informed in advance if there is a charge for supplying
copies of the information.

 

Please also be aware that, if the requested information contains
references to any third parties, we may need to consult these individuals
about the release of their personal data before making a decision whether
or not to release the information to you.

 

We will also provide an explanation if any information is not released to
you.

 

Should you have any queries regarding your request, please contact the
team by email [9][email address] or by telephone
01603 222661.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sarah Cooper, Business Support Assistant

Information Compliance Team

Dept: 01603 222661

Room B18, County Hall, Norwich

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