Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4651 05.04.17 Car Parking information Information provided to the applicant None
4664 11.04.17

1. Number of staff found to have falsified their CV’s/job applications in 2015 and 2016

2. A table showing all job grates and salary bands, with a key to any terminology used

Applicant provided the following in response:

  1. Zero for both 2015 and 2016
  2. Information provided
None
4658 04.04.17 Visitor number statistics for the last five years for Barnstaple Museum, The Square, Barnstaple Information provided to the applicant None
4660 05.04.17 Compensation payments relating to personal injury claims and work related accident claims for last three financial years Information provided to the applicant None
4665 07.04.19

1. Amount of money collected in un-returned change/over-vend from car parking meters/machines in each year from 2010/11 to 2015/16

2. Total number of car parking meters/machines the Council was responsible for and the number equipped to take non-cash forms of payment in each year from 2010/11 to 2015/16

1. Applicant directed to the Council’s website where this information is published:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=ABAB98E0-8980-4486-8612-A5632E912EB0&DS=4005

 

2. 2010/11 - 57

    2011/12 – 58

    2012/13 - 58

    2013/14 - 58

    2014/15 - 58

    2015/16 - 56

None of the above machines themselves were equipped to take non-cash forms of payment.

However, on 11 May 2009, the RingGo mobile phone payment method of payment was introduced which allowed customers to pay by debit or credit card via their mobile phones in all the car parks which had pay & display machines

In 2015/16, three of the machines themselves listed above accepted credit/debit card payments due to two of our car parks being converted from pay & display to pay on foot/exit barrier car parks.

Therefore all the above payment machines listed above would have had non-cash forms of payment

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4667 13.04.17

The Number of new isolated homes in the countryside the planning authority approve since 2012, relating to, citing or under NPPF, paragraph 55

The following was provided to the applicant in response:

2012 = 2

2013 = 2

2014 = 4

2015 = 9

2016 = 7

2017 (to 13/04/17) = 3

None 
4669 03.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0BS Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4670 10.04.17 Workforce Management information: Agency spend during 2015/16, use of 3rd party services/software to manage agency workers, payroll information Information provided to the applicant where held and also referred to the Council’s Contracts register regarding contract for temporary agency staff Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4671 03.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7RJ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4674 11.04.17

For 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17:

1.Number of employees made redundant broken down by compulsory and voluntary

2.Total amount of redundancy payouts broken down by compulsory and voluntary

Applicant directed to the Councils statement of accounts which includes the request information for the years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/performance-and-spending/budgets-and-spending/statement-of-accounts/

Applicant advised that the statement of accounts (draft pre-audit) will be published by mid June and the final audited version by end of September 2017

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4675 03.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3GW Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4678 24.04.17

1. Percentage of housing development planning permissions which are granted to those applicants using Land Promotion Companies.

2. Percentage of housing development planning permissions which are waiting to be build on

1.The planning unit confirms that they do not record when an application is made by a Land Promotion Company, therefore they are unable to supply this information as it is not held.

2. Information provided to applicant and advised that this is due to published on the Council's website.

None
4680 03.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 4AL Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4681 03.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2PJ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4684 06.04.17

1. Council spend on computer and laptops per calendar year since 01.01.13

2. Number of computers and laptops purchased per calendar year since 01.01.13

3. Number of computers and laptops disposed of per calendar year since 01.01.13

4. Total Council IT department spend per calendar year since 01.01.13
Information provided to the applicant None
4687 04.04.17

1. Where if online and which newspapers all public notices, including planning TROS path diversion orders are published.

2. Number of planning enforcement notices were served during 2016/17

3. If TROS are available online and if not, does the Council hold a list of consultees

Applicant provided with most of the information, where held in relation to the publishing of public notices (Council planning website, North Devon Journal and occasionally North Devon Gazette).

Number of enforcement notices served:

2016/17 = 26 between 1 April 2016 and 6 March 2017). 

Applicant directed to Devon County Council with regard to Traffic Regulations Orders, as this falls under their remit: foioffice@devon.gov.uk

None
4688 07.04.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 9PB

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4690 19.04.17

Homelessness temporary accommodation placements and sheltered housing

Applicant provided with the information held regarding homelessness temporary accommodation placements, however the applicant was advised that as the Council’s housing stock was transferred to North Devon Homes Ltd in February 2000, any Council-owned sheltered housing would have been included in this transfer, therefore this part of the request, the information is not held None
4691 20.04.17

Copy of noise immission compliance report regarding Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm compiled by Hoare Lea Acoustics on behalf of Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm Ltd, 29 March 2017

Applicant provided with a copy of the compliance report None
4692 03.04.17 Public Health Funeral information

Applicant directed to public health funeral information which is published on the Council’s website monthly:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=747EA353-D817-489B-97E4-3AD630FC4475

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4693 25.04.17 Details of the types of specialist accommodation based support and service provided regarding domestic abuse victims

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4694 18.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 8NW

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal

None
4695 18.04.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3GW

Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations

None
4696 21.04.17 Council Tax Fraud

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4697  04.04.17   All NDR business rates accounts with a credit balance

Information which is published on the Council’s website quarterly:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=7ED2F924-B000-4771-B16B-181DB316F4E1&DS=4005

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4698 13.04.17 Breakdown of Council Tax account credit balances accrued since the Council’s earliest records, for the amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the authorities billing area

Request refused, as to provide to the applicant would require a manual search of approximately 700 accounts, therefore exceeding the cost limit of 18 hours and would take approximately 60 hours to complete

Section 12 of Act
4699 13.04.17

List of Business Rate accounts:

- Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn’t been carried forward

- Accounts where a ‘write on’ has been used since 01.04.00 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed

Applicant provided with the link to the Council’s published dataset with regard to credit balances which is updated quarterly:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=7ED2F924-B000-4771-B16B-181DB316F4E1&DS=4005

‘Write on’ information refused, as to provide would require a manual search would take approximately 60 hours to complete, therefore exceeding the cost limit of 18 hours

 

Sections 12, 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4700  06.04.17  1. Number of families/individuals that applied for Discretionary Housing Payments in North Devon last year.

2. Number that were given Discretionary Payments

3.Total cost of Discretionary Housing Payments in North Devon
 

Information provided to the applicant for the period 01.04.16 to 31.03.17: 

  1. 426
  2. 230
  3. £126,092.53
None
4701  21.04.17  1. Total number of rating assessments with a private school classification.

2. Re 1, total number of those assessments that hold charitable status and thus entitled to 80 percent mandatory relief.

3.Confirm i) total rates bill for 2017/18 re all rating assessments with a private school classification after all reliefs applied and ii) total amount of mandatory relief applied for charitable status.

4. Total number of rating assessments with a private hospital classification.

5. Re answer to 4, total number of those assessments that hold charitable status and thus entitled to 80 percent mandatory relief.

6. Confirm i) the total rates bill for 2017/18 re all rating assessments with a private hospital classification after all reliefs applied and ii) confirm total amount in mandatory relief applied for charitable status

Applicant directed to the Council business rates datasets (updated quarterly) for all of the information, apart from what is requested under 3 and 4 which is not captured within the reporting system, therefore, the only way in which this information could be supplied would require an officer to manually check all accounts/properties in order to identify, locate, retrieve and collate said information which would far exceed the 18 hour cost limit.  This part of the request was therefore refused:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=7ED2F924-B000-4771-B16B-181DB316F4E1&DS=4005

Sections 12, 6, 21 and 22 of Act
4702  26.04.17  List of all vehicles licensed as a taxi or for private hire from 1 December 2005 to 20th February 2017, providing the following for each:

1. Registration number
2. Make
3. Model
4. Date licensed from and to
 Information provided to the applicant None
4703 18.04.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX16 8AE Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None 
4704  25.04.17  Information relating to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4706 21.04.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 7DQ Applicant provided with the information held None 
4707  19.04.17  Environmental Information (flooding records, surface water flood risk maps, local drainage systems, highway drainage systems etc) regarding the Westacott Strategic Extension to assist with a flood risk assessment and drainage strategy  

Application directed to the Council’s Local Plan:

http://consult.torridge.gov.uk/portal/planning/localplan/examination/

Regulation 6(1) (b)
4708  18.04.17  Number of full time food safety and hygiene inspectors employed by the Council now and for the last three calendar years Applicant advised that the Council employs two full time food safety and hygiene inspectors and this has not changed during the last three calendar years None 
4709  27.04.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 1JT Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4712  27.04.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX33 1EU Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4713 

27.03.17 

CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 4AR Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4717  27.04.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 1JR Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None 
4719  19.04.17  Public Health Funeral information

Applicant directed to public health funeral information which is published on the Council’s website monthly:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=747EA353-D817-489B-97E4-3AD630FC4475

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4730  27.04.17  1. Does the Council have housing nomination rights following its stock transfer to a housing association?

2. If yes, on how many occasions have nominations the Council has made that have been rejected by the housing association?

3. If no to Q1, how many times has a housing association rejected the Council’s request to house a person and what reason was given on each occasion?
The applicant was provided with the following response:

1. North Devon Council no longer has any nomination rights with the introduction of Devon Home Choice.

2. N/A

3. All available social housing is advertised on Devon Home Choice and the individual landlord carries out their own shortlisting. If an applicant is rejected or an offer of accommodation the applicant is made aware (to enable appeal) and reason is recorded on the system.

None 
4735  28.04.17  Public Health Funerals from 1 February 2017  

Applicant directed to public health funeral information which is published on the Council’s website monthly:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=747EA353-D817-489B-97E4-3AD630FC4475

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
 4736 28.04.17  List of businesses that became liable for business rates between 1 and 30 April 2017, providing the business name, address, property type and date liability started for each  

information which is published on the Council’s website quarterly:

 

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=7ED2F924-B000-4771-B16B-181DB316F4E1&DS=4005

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act