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Second Home Council Tax Data by Postcode

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Dear Sir/Madam,
Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following information

(a) The total number of domestic properties flagged as second homes on your council tax database, broken down by postcode on April 1 2022

(b) The total number of domesrtic properties - both second home and non-second home - at postcodes in (a)

(c) The percentage of second homes for purposes of council tax at the postcodes in (a)

I would like the information in the form of an Excel spreadsheet please

Yours faithfully,

Rowan Bridge

Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Sir/madam

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

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

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

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Angelene Kirkpatrick, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr. Bridge

Request for Information

 

I refer again to your e-mail of 6 September 2022 seeking second home
Council Tax data.

 

Having investigated,  I regret to advise you that the information as
sought is not held and, in terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I must advise you of this.  By way of
some explanation, we cannot break the information down by postcode and we
can only provide data held at the time of your request rather than at 1
April 2022.

 

That said and to be of some assistance, please find the total numbers and
percentage sought for your 3 queries as at 5 September 2022.

 

(a)           the total number of domestic properties flagged as second homes is
79.

 

(b)           the total number of domestic properties – both second homes and
non second homes is 159,586.

 

(c)            the percentage of second homes for purposes of Council Tax is
0.049%.

 

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 Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre,
Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.  Accordingly, if you are
dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the
Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

 

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

 

 

 

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