Statutory Consent Applications from Fife Council Planning and Buildings Standards Staff

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Dear Fife Council,

Can you please provide to me the following information:

1) How many statutory consent applications (planning, building warrant etc) did Fife Council receive from Fife Council employees in the period from 2010 to 2019?

2) How many of those applications were made to the same department that the applicant worked in?

3) What was the average time taken to process those applications (per item 2), i.e from receipt to approval.

4) How many of the applications (per item 1) were deemed invalid at the point of validation?

5) How many completion certificates have been accepted for Fife Council employee applications per item 1.

6) Please provide a copy of your policies in relation to conflict of interest and whistleblowing.

I would welcome your earliest response.

Yours faithfully,

J Smith

Fife Council

Dear J Smith,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 07/10/2019 11:51 our ref: 29020. This is being dealt with in terms of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

The Regulations allow 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely
P Norcross

Patricia Norcross, Fife Council

Dear J Smith,

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request regarding Statutory Consent
Applications, our ref: 29020. 

 

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Request/Response:

1) How many statutory consent applications (planning, building warrant
etc) did Fife Council receive from Fife Council employees in the period
from 2010 to 2019?

 

Response: Fife Council does not hold the requested information in terms of
Regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004. Legislation does not require us to record this
information.  These details are not recorded but used to determine whether
a planning application is required to go to committee for a planning
decision to be made.  Details on this can be found on List of Officer
Powers available online at Fife Direct at 
https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/uploadfile...

 

Information where the applicant (or applicant’s spouse or partner or close
relative) is a member of staff within the planning service - or is an
elected member of the planning authority are available within each
application form; is available to view online at
[1]https://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/

 

2) How many of those applications were made to the same department that
the applicant worked in? 

 

Response: (As above) Fife Council does not hold the requested information
in terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

3) What was the average time taken to process those applications (per item
2), i.e from receipt to approval.

 

Response: (As above) Fife Council does not hold the requested information
in terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

4) How many of the applications (per item 1) were deemed invalid at the
point of validation?

 

Response: (As above) Fife Council does not hold the requested information
in terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

5) How many completion certificates have been accepted for Fife Council
employee applications per item 1.

 

Response: (As above) Fife Council does not hold the requested information
in terms of Regulation 10(4)(a) of the Environmental Information
(Scotland) Regulations 2004.

 

6) Please provide a copy of your policies in relation to conflict of
interest and whistleblowing.

 

Response: This information is available on the Fife Council website Fife
Direct. Please use the web link set out below.

 

https://www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles...

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

The Council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission.  This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context.  The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision.  Please write to: Head
of Legal & Democratic Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House,
North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. 
The law provides for you to make this request up to 40 workings days from
when you receive this correspondence.  We add a further three working days
to allow time for delivery of our response giving you up to 43 working
days from the date of this correspondence to ask for a review.  Where the
outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete
satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information
Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Yours sincerely

 

P Norcross

 

Customer Experience Information Specialist

Information Management & Request Team

Customer Service Experience

Communities

2nd Floor (West)

Fife House

 

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