[Title amended: Planning]

ROBERT PICKTHALL (Account suspended) made this Freedom of Information request to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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The request was refused by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

ROBERT PICKTHALL (Account suspended)

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

I refer you to the planning appeal APP/A0665/A/12/2198931 LAND OFF BARNSIDE WAY MOULTON CHESHIRE.

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Please confirm when Tory Cllr Helen Weltman fist became a member of Cwac Planning Committee - how many times since Tory Cllr Weltman joined the Committee has the Committee refused planning applications despite having being advised by their planning officer's not to do so - how many times those refused applications were later won on appeal - total sums of monies those appeals cost Cwac - we the tax payer.

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Yours faithfully,

Robert A Pickthall

michael cattell left an annotation ()

The purpose of this website is to obtain information under the Freedom Of Information Act.
It should not be used as a vehicle for a personal 'rant'.

ROBERT PICKTHALL (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Mr Cattel

I have sought copy of important information and that Sir is the purpose of this website. It appears to me I have offended you by providing a detailed background in support of my request, and if this is so then your disappointing reaction is slightly more understandable.

Robert A Pickthall

ROBERT PICKTHALL (Account suspended)

Dear Cheshire West and Chester Council,

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

You elect once again to ignore yet another of my legitimate requests and as a result I once again require you to provide me a internal review of your decision not to acknowledge my request nor provide me the information I have requested.

I wish to take this opportunity to say the sum of money needlessly and irresponsibly lost to the tax payer, monies paid out in costs to Richborough Estates was £178,414.04 a sum considerably larger than the amount I had claimed in my original request

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

Yours faithfully,

ROBERT PICKTHALL

COMMENTS COMPLIMENTS & COMPLAINTS, Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Extraneous and potentially defamatory material has been removed from the original request.

Michael
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The Council's response of 12 March 2014 has been hidden as it quotes potentially defamatory material. Its response was as below.
Michael
WhatDoTheyKnow support team

Dear Mr Pickthall

Thank you for your request for information, I am able to provide you with the following response.

I can confirm Councillor Helen Weltman has been a member of the Council’s
Planning Committee since April 2009.

In relation to the remainder of your request:

o how many times since Tory Cllr Weltman joined the Committee has the
Committee refused planning applications despite having being advised by
their planning officer's not to do so

o how many times those refused applications were later won on appeal

o total sums of monies those appeals cost Cwac - we the tax payer.

The Council confirms that it does hold information relevant to your
request however this is considered exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom
of Information Act as the information is readily available elsewhere.

All the information relating to decisions on planning applications being
decided at Planning Committee is available on the website:

[1]http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk...

These include:

- the agenda, which clearly outlines the officer recommendation
being put forward,

- the minutes, which sets out the formal resolution of the
committees

The outcomes of any appeal subsequent to the committee resolution is also
available online and can be easily accessed by members of the public via
the following link:

[2]http://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/...

In terms of the costs, the Council has made a payment of £151,492.39 to
Richborough Estates in relation to the appeal costs award.

I trust that this answers your enquiry.

The Council considers that your request has been answered in full by
either confirming that information is not held, providing you with the
information requested, or explaining why any information has been withheld
and the reasons for any redaction. Where applicable, the Council has
also told you the reasons for the delay in responding to your request.

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The Solutions Team can be contacted by email via:
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Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Chester

CH1 2NP

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Wilmslow

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Yours sincerely

Solutions Team

Cheshire West and Chester Council