Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215

Peter C. Bell made this Freedom of Information request to West Devon Borough Council

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The request was successful.

Dear West Devon Borough Council,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Re: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215

Dear Sirs

Could you please provide the following information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000:

In each of the last 5 calendar years and in the year to date
(reporting each year separately):

a) How many complaints has the Council received in respect of
properties where one potential response to the complaint would be
the issue of a section 215 notice or the issue of a warning letter
prior to the issue of a section 215 notice
b) How many warning letters were the Council minded to issue
c) How many warning letters were issued
d) How many section 215 notices has the Council issued
e) Of those section 215 notices issued, how many have been
appealed
f) What is the current status of the section 215 notices issued
(resolved/outstanding/appealed/ etc)
g) What is the Councils budget in respect of section 215 notices
for each year and what was the expenditure actually incurred for
each year
h) How many days of officer’s time has been taken up considering
and dealing with section 215 notices and consideration of matters
where a section 215 notice may be an appropriate response
i) Was the issue of section 215 notices subject to the Scheme of
Delegation for each of those years, and if so, to whom was the
power to issue section 215 notices delegated
j) Has the Council at any time in committee or sub-committee
debated or considered its policy on section 215 notices and could
you provide copies of any minutes where a section 215 notice is
mentioned

Please provide a copy of the Council’s currently agreed policy on
section 215 notices and the date and copies of the minutes of the
meeting where this policy was adopted.

Please provide a copy of the Planning Enforcement register for each
of the last five calendar years and the year to date.

Yours faithfully,

Peter C. Bell

Dear West Devon Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of West Devon Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Town and Country Planning Act 1990 section 215'.

I have not received a response to my FOI request.

Could you please advise me of the name and contact details of the
chair of the committee that oversees the work of the FOI team at
the council and also the name and contact details of the monitoring
officer of the council.

By law the council should have provided the information requested
by now.

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,

Peter C. Bell

Sarah Hunt, West Devon Borough Council

Dear Mr Bell,

I am doing a follow-up for West Devon Borough Council on what appears to be an unresolved Internal Review (according to the 'What Do They Know' website) and apologise for the delay in our response.

Whilst we believe your Internal Review has been satisfactorily concluded, unfortunately it is not clear from searching our records whether this is the case, as we have updated our computer system in the meantime.

If you have received a satisfactory response from us, that's great - you don't need to do anything further.
If not and you still require the information in your initial FOI request, please open a new FOI request and we will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

Kind regards,

Mrs Sarah Hunt
Case Manager – Freedom of Information (FOI)
West Devon Borough Council

Dear Sarah Hunt,

I have resubmitted the FOI as you requested.

Yours sincerely,

Peter C. Bell

Sarah Hunt, West Devon Borough Council

I am currently out of the office.

 

My normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

 

I will deal with your query on my return.

 

Kind regards, 

 

Sarah

Mrs Sarah Hunt
Case Manager

(01822) 813516

West Devon|South Hams

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Sarah Hunt, West Devon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Bell,

 

Many thanks for your email and for kindly re-submitting your FOI requests.

 

I have allocated them to the Planning Department (although other
departments will likely have to be involved, given the nature of the
request) – they are aware you have been waiting a while for a response so
hope to get a response to you as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards,

Sarah

Mrs Sarah Hunt l Case Manager – Freedom of Information (FOI)

South Hams District Council l West Devon Borough Council

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Tel: 01822 813516

 

My normal working days are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

 

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From: Peter C. Bell [mailto:[FOI #286154 email]]
Sent: 28 October 2018 01:14
To: Sarah Hunt <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information request - Town and Country Planning
Act 1990 section 215

 

Dear Sarah Hunt,

I have resubmitted the FOI as you requested.

Yours sincerely,

Peter C. Bell

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Sarah Hunt, West Devon Borough Council

Dear Mr Bell,
I believe this FOI has now been answered under a separate reference, so please can this old record be closed.
Many thanks,
Sarah.