The information provided to my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of my questions.

Waiting for an internal review by Southwark Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Southwark Borough Council,

The information provided to my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of my questions.

Your responses stated:
What date did the following blocks Phases become active?
Bradenham (1-41) – March 2007
Bradenham (42-256) – July 2010
Arklow (1-28) – October 2010
Chiltern (1-172) – October 2010
Chartridge (1-105) – July 2010
Chartridge (106-149) – July 2010

The reasons the council gave for requesting to start the CPO process for Phase 1 on 9th February 2010 to the Executive, implied the phase was already activated:

“KEY ISSUE FOR CONSIDERATION
6. This phase contains 639 dwellings; of these eighty-five are held by leaseholders. Negotiations to acquire these leasehold interests by agreement have been taking place since December 2008 and have enabled some properties to be purchased. “

The council provides clear guidelines that when an early buy back, out of phase takes place “the offer made by the Council will not be negotiable”. Therefore the council gave the impression to the Executive, that that the phase was activated in 2008, as was originally decided in 2006.

1.Why, on 9th February 2010, did the council claim to the Executive, they had been negotiating when there was no possibly for leaseholders to negotiate until the above dates?

2. Why were the Phases now known as 1b/1c not activated in 2008/9, as stated in the first Home Owner guide?

You supplied documents from 14th March 2016 Executive meeting which clearly stated at point 58 of Aylesbury Estate Regeneration. Progress Report, that

“ Housing officers have assessed that the phasing plan now proposed makes sufficiently clear the demolition is likely to take place within 5 years (for the south west corner) and therefore, initial notices are being served.”

The demolition notice dated 31st March 2906 stated
1-28 Arklow, Keesey Street
1-41, 42-256 Bradenham
1-68, 69-76, 77-105, 106-119, 120-149 Chartridge
1-172 Chiltern
1-12 Red Lion Close
The Council intends to demolish the blocks of flats by 30th March 2011.

You have failed to provide any evidence of why Phase 1b/1c was not activated in 2008/9 and clearly it was the councils’ intention on 14th March 2006 to continue with the next phase (1b) straight after Phase 1a in order to comply with the demolition notice.
Question 2 from my original request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 is therefore still unanswered.
2. Please provide all the reports that explain and authorize the delay in activating Phase 1b/1c as on 31st March 2006 the council still intended to demolish the blocks within that phase by 30th March 2011..
3. You stated you informed leaseholders by sending them the Homeowner Guide that sent was with request 751933 dated 15th February 2017. Please provide the date it was:
1. Written or Published
2. Sent out to leaseholders

Yours faithfully,

J.Bos

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

I have not yet received a response to my request The information provided to my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of my questions. By law you should have responded by now

Yours faithfully,

J.Bos

CEXaccessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

Dear Ms Bos,
 
Re: Your request for information: 751993
 
We note that you are dissatisfied with the council’s response. However,
the council is satisfied that you have received all relevant information
held by the council in respect of your request. You retain the right to
approach the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for a review. Any
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Yours sincerely,
 
Martyna Plewniak
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From: J.Bos [[1]mailto:[FOI #395551 email]]
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:13 AM
To: accessinfo
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - The information provided to
my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of my
questions.
 
Dear Southwark Borough Council,
 
I have not yet received a response to my request The information provided
to my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of
my questions. By law you should have responded by now
 
Yours faithfully,
 
J.Bos
 

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Dear Southwark Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Southwark Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'The information provided to my FOI request 751933 dated 15th February 2017 did not answer some of my questions.'.

The answer given to my question,"In March 2006 Council Executive took the decision to bring forward Phase
1a in order to provide early re-housing opportunities for Aylesbury residents, and therefore separating Phases 1a and Phase 1b/1c,"did not answer my question as 1b's demolition was contained within the next planning application for Phase 1a. The demolition was only removed from the plans in 2009.

Please provide an explanation of why were the Phases now known as 1b/1c was not activated in 2008/9,
as stated in the first Home Owner (2007) guide?

Please provide all the reports that explain and authorize this delay.

The homeowner guide from 2007 also states that the buybacks would start in in around 2 years time. This is why I asked when it was written or published and when it was sent out. This was also not answered within my request.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/t...

Yours faithfully,

J.Bos

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