TVGs processed against Planning Inspectorate opinion

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I request the following information:

1. How many Town and Village Green (TVG) applications has this local authority (LA) dealt with since 19 July 2006. Or if this not possible to obtain then the best you can do, but please specify the period of the search.

2. Of these TVG applications returned in 1, for how many was the Planning Inspectorate's opinion that the TVG application was excluded? In other words that a trigger event had occurred with no closing event.

3. Of these TVG applications returned in 2, for how many did the processing of the TVG application continue, in other words the LA ignored the Planning Inspectorate's opinion that any TVG application was excluded.

4. For the TVG applications returned in 3, please supply details of location, LA decision on the application and any appeal details i.e. court reference and outcome.

Electronic versions of documents are acceptable and preferred.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Malcolm Reeves

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Malcolm Reeves

Thank you for your request which has been assigned reference FOI/1248

Freedom of Information request - TVGs processed against Planning
Inspectorate opinion

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noreply@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Dear Malcolm Reeves,

Your request for information ref FOI/1248

I am writing to apologise for the delay in responding to your request for
information.

Unfortunately, due to operational pressures caused by the Covid-19
pandemic, we are finding that responses are being delayed beyond the 20
working day timescale. The Information Commissioner has recently published
guidance accepting that local authorities will have to prioritise other
matters during this period. We will of course continue to do what we can
to respond to your request as quickly as we can.

Yours sincerely,

Dave Loveman

Customer Relations Manager

 

westsussex@infreemation.co.uk, West Sussex County Council

Re FOI 1248

 

I refer to your request dated 16^th August 2020, which has been dealt with
under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

Your request was for:

1. How many Town and Village Green (TVG) applications has this local
authority (LA) dealt with since 19 July 2006. Or if this not possible to
obtain then the best you can do, but please specify the period of the
search.

2. Of these TVG applications returned in 1, for how many was the Planning
Inspectorate's opinion that the TVG application was excluded? In other
words that a trigger event had occurred with no closing event.

3. Of these TVG applications returned in 2, for how many did the
processing of the TVG application continue, in other words the LA ignored
the Planning Inspectorate's opinion that any TVG application was excluded.

4. For the TVG applications returned in 3, please supply details of
location, LA decision on the application and any appeal details i.e. court
reference and outcome.
 

We have now completed a search for the information which you requested,
and I confirm the Authority does hold information relevant to the request.

Please see answers below corresponding with the numbers on your request:

1. Between December 2006 and the present day we have received 31 Town or
Village Green Applications.

2. None

3. None

4. N/A as answers above are none

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Yours sincerely,

Luke Dorman

CRT

Dear Luke Dorman,

Thanks for the information.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm Reeves