Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4159 02.08.16  Various details/financial info regarding all planning applications determined by S106 agreement since 1 January 2012 to date A list of all applicable applications provided to the applicant, however to provide the level of detail requested for every application identified would exceed cost limit.  Applicant asked to narrow/refine request/identify specific applications that they are interested in Section 12 of Act 
4163  03.08.16  Whether the Council has agreed to participate in the vulnerable persons relocation scheme for Syrian refugees? Applicant advised that the Council is yet to take a decision as it is currently awaiting clarification from central government. None
4164 22.08.16 Staffing and contract information Most of the information provided, some contract information request is already published on the Council's Contract Register which is publicly available Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4170 09.08.16 Management of parking enforcement (out-sourced/in-house) and associated information relating to software used, number of Civil Enforcement Officers employed, management of parking appeals, number of PCN’s issued Most of the information was provided to the applicant, where held.  Information regarding the number of PCN’s issued by the Council – applicant directed to the datasets that are published on the Council’s website Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4174  01.08.16  Con29 information relating to a property in EX33 1PR Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4175 01.08.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX31 3DP Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4177 25 and 31.08.16 All correspondence held by the Council between Instow Parish Council and NDDC regarding development plans in instow, in particular with reference to what were later to be planning applications 58606, 58608 and 58626 on land owned by Christie Devon Estates between July 2012 and December 2014 and any correspondence between the aforementioned councils and Smithsgore, held by the Council.  Also any correspondence to and from the MOD in Plymouth concerning application 58606 All information provided, with a small amount of redaction of personal information which related to a junior member of staff Regulation 13
4178 09.08.16 Funding the Council for the Queen’s birthday celebrations, at any point throughout the year and how much will be met by the Council or Central Government, including street parties and the recent “Clean for the Queen” event

North Devon Council allocated £500 from its own existing budgets to support any community events throughout the year under the ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ banner, which included the “Clean for the Queen” event. The funds were used to purchase litter pickers and high viz jackets.

 

None 
4180  01.08.16  Details regarding monies paid out by the Council in relation to compensation/damages to settle claims of historic child sexual abuse in 2014/15, 2015/16  Applicant advised that the Council has not made any such payments  None 
4181  01.08.16  List of all businesses that registered as a food business within the last 60 days  Information provided to the applicant None 
4182  03.08.16   Con29 information regarding a property in EX32 7LY Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4183  03.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX33 2AN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4184 03.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX31 3EN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4185 04.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX34 8NU Applicant informed that there is no information to reveal for the property None
4186 04.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX31 3HZ Applicant informed that there is no information to reveal for the property None
4188 01.08.16  Information relating to Discretionary Housing Payments for assistance with the impact of the April 2013 Housing Benefit changes for social rented sector tenants Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4190  02.08.16  Copies of the two Statutory Declarations submitted to the Council regarding Planning Application: 61330 Copies of the declarations were provided to the applicant, with all personal information relating to 3rd parties (not the applicant of the application) redacted, where appropriate Section 40 of Act 
4192 05.08.16 Balance sheet of Trade Waste service (paid for waste collection service, with breakdown) Information provided to the applicant where held None
4193  01.08.16  Ransom ware virus scam: whether the Council has fallen victim to any such scam between 1 January 2014 and 31 July 2016 Applicant advised no, the Council has not fallen victim to any ransom ware virus scams None 
4194 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX32 7AW Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4195 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX18 7AZ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4196 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX34 8PL Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4197 10.08.16 Information relating to an enforcement file held by the Council Information provided to the applicant, apart from a small amount redacted which related to direct and indirect personal information/information that could lead to the identification of individual(s) Regulation 13
4198 10.08.16 Does the Council use 240 litre bins or a smaller size? If smaller, when did the change over happen?  Does the Council collect waste weekly? If it’s bi-weekly or tr-weekly, when did the change over happen? Information provided to the applicant where held, and also directed to the Council website for information on waste and recycling service None
4200  02.08.16  Whether the Council has a cyber abuse/cyber trolling/bullying or social media policy and whether any staff have been disciplined, suspended or had their employment terminated for any related offences between January 2013 and July 2016 Applicant provided with the information, where held None
4202  01.08.16  No known next of kin information from 1 February 2016 to date (repeat request) Applicant advised that information regarding public health funerals is published as a dataset on the Council’s website on a monthly basis Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4201 16.08.16 Number of businesses registered with the Council as food businesses in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16, broken down by type of food business Information provided to the applicant None
4203 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in Fremington Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4204  01.08.16  Details of any Public Spaces Protection Orders either current or in proposal or consultation stage

Applicant advised that the Council does not have any PSPO’s; however there is one that is currently out to public consultation and the details of which can be found on the following website: 

www.engagespace.co.uk/devon/northdevon/

None 
4205 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX32 9BG

Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities

None
4206 10.08.16 Empty homes information within North Devon

Information provided to the applicant, where held and also directed to the Council website with regards to the Council’s Private Sector Housing Renewal Strategy

Section 21 of Act
4207 10.08.16 Con29 information regarding a property in EX37 9LT

Applicant informed that there is no information to reveal for the property

None
4208  02.08.16  Whether the Council uses body worn cameras  The applicant was advised that the Council does not currently use body worn cameras None 
4209  02.08.16  Details of all suppliers of goods for services and their contact details Applicant directed to the Council’s website where all contracts that have a value of over £5K are published via the Council’s Contract Register Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4210  03.08.16  Information regarding number of eligible applicants who unsuccessfully applied for Discretionary Housing Payments during 2015/16 Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4211  03.08.16  Information as to how the Council arrived at its valuation figure regarding service charge rates and which comparator schemes were used with regards to housing in Barnstaple  Information provided to the applicant, where held  None 
4212 10.08.16 Information regarding the impact of Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) on Council Tax collection Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4213 26.08.16 Lone worker policy data Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4214 12.08.16 If a copy of the Viability Assessment for application 31139 has been requested by the Council from the developer.  If not, why and if it has, the applicant requests a copy Applicant advised that no Viability Assessment is held by the Council. None
4215 08.08.16 If any land within the Council’s area is required for public purpose ie. land that is protected from development in the interests of future needs of the government, council or statutory undertaker Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4216 08.08.16 Council recycling information/contract details, tonnages during 2015 collected from kerbside collection service Information provided to the applicant, where held and also directed to Devon County Council None
4217 08.08.16 Con29 1.1 j) and k) only regarding a property in EX31 3EN Information provided by Building Control, forwarded onto Land Charges for applicants visit to inspect the information for free None
4218 19.08.16 Public Play Park information Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4219  04.08.16  Copies of all messages received by the Council from service users (the public) in the last 3 months where the content related to the Council’s website features and functions (no personal information requested) The applicant was advised that when the Council receives an e-mail either directly from its “tell us how we can improve this page” online form, the e-mail is either answered directly or passed onto the relevant department to contact the customer directly. The incoming message is then deleted.  We do not keep any records of these messages None 
4220  04.08.16  List of all active and closed business rate accounts that contain a credit balance as at 01.08.16 to include: Property Address, Liable Part, Liable Party Contact Address, Billing Period, and Credit Amount  Applicant advised that information regarding business rate accounts is published as a dataset on the Council’s website on a quarterly basis Sections 21 and 22 of Act 
4221 11.08.16  Number of applications received for new residential basement developments (where a basement did not exist previously) from 2013 – 2016 to date Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4222  08.08.16  eTendering, procurement team size and training information Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4223 12.08.16 Maverick spend across the Council, procurement practices Some of the information provided to the applicant and some of the information was withheld due to the amount of time it would take to provide (exceed cost limit of 18 hours) Section 12 of Act
4224 10.08.16  Number of Council’s housing benefit claims are currently registered to addresses on caravan/mobile home sites (figure provided separately for caravans and mobile homes) The applicant was advised that the information is not held.  Unable to separately identify addresses on such sites from the benefits system. None 
4225 19.08.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX32 7NN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4226 09.08.16 List of businesses that became liable for non-domestic rates between 15 July and 9 August 2016 Applicant advised that business rate information is published as a dataset on the Council’s website and updated on a quarterly basis Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4227 09.08.16 Information regarding what Council Tax is spent on

Applicant provided with the following link where the information is published;

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council-tax/how-your-council-tax-is-spent

 

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4228  10.08.16  Council policy on use of e-cigarettes and vaping  Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4229 19.08.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX32 7FY Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4230 19.08.16 Con29 information relating to a property in EX32 8LB Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4231 30.08.16 Information relating to flooding to assist with a Flood Risk Appraisal for Old Station Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8PD Some information supplied to the applicant, the remainder of the request, the applicant was directed to the Environment Agency website which creates and publishes some of the information used by the District Council Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4232 11.08.16 The written report as required under Regulation 84 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 for every completed procurement exercise carried out between 26.02.15 and 01.08.16 for CPV codes 85000000, 98000000 and 92000000 for contracts above £50K in value The applicant advised that the Council has not completed any contracts to which the full 2015 Regulations apply within the period set out. None
4233 11.08.16 List of all non-domestic rate accounts in credit within the Council’s billing area Applicant advised that business rate information is published as a dataset on the Council’s website on a quarterly basis Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4236 19.08.16 Con29 information for a property in EX35 6BJ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4237 16.08.16 Details (including location) of any sites that have been added to the contaminated land register since 9 September 2015

Applicant advised that no sites have been added to the Council’s Contaminated Land register since 9 September 2015.  Applicant also referred to the following webpage on the Council website:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/environment/contaminated-land/

None
4239 15.08.16 Pill Gardens Play Park S106 funded equipment upgrades – details of proposed circa £40K equipment upgrades and rejuvenation work planned to be carried out with the S106 funding.  Details of the consultation/evidence used to underwrite these choices

The Council plans consult with the local school following the summer holiday period. The results of the consultation will inform the design. Appointment of a contractor will be subject to a full tender procedure in line with the Councils’ constitution. As neither the consultation or tender has been run, we do not have specific details of equipment yet.

Approval and release of Section 106 Funds was discussed by the Council’s Executive at their meeting on 6 June 2016.  The Agenda (Item 12) and Minutes (No. 29) of this meeting are published on the Council’s website. 

None
4240 22.08.16 Con29 information for a property in EX16 8AR Applicant informed that there is no information to reveal for the property None 
4241 31.08.16 Pre-application information relating to South Park, Braunton (61139) Most of the information provided to the applicant, apart from a small amount of personal information redacted and a specific e-mail which is no longer held by the authority Regulation 12(4)(a) and Regulation 13
4242 16.08.16 Details of residential properties that have had solar panels fitted during period 01.01.09 – 31.12.11 as notified to building regs Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4243 22.08.16 Con29 information for a property in EX32 0PN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4244 22.08.16 Con29 information for a property in EX34 7DZ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4245 22.08.16 Wheelchair accessible housing Information provided, where held None 
4246 18.08.16 Over past 5, how many members of staff have been disciplined for misusing Council computers and phones and the number that lost their jobs for misusing Council equipment Applicant advised that no members of staff have been disciplined for misusing Council computers and phones and no members of staff have lost their jobs for misusing Council equipment within the past five years None 
4247 18.08.16 Building regs for a property within EX37 9NS  Applicant advised that there are no building regulations recorded within the Council’s Building Control systems in relation to the property identified None 
4251 31.08.16 All information held by Environmental Health regarding an on-going leak which is affecting the applicants business in North Devon Information provided to the applicant, with a small amount of personal information redacted (where it related to junior members of staff) Regulation 13
4253 24.08.16  Information relating to an on-going planning enforcement action against a property  Information refused as disclosure would adversely affect the Council’s on-going investigations Regulation 12(5)(b) 
4255  24.08.16  List of businesses and charities within Council’s billing area that became liable for NDR between 10 and 24 August 2016, including business name, address, RV and date liability started Applicant advised that business rate information is published as a dataset on the Council’s website and is updated on a quarterly basis Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4257 25.08.16

Disaster Recovering Plan 

Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4258  25.08.16  Households currently living in accommodation provided by the LA under Section 17 of the Children’s Act 1989 Applicant referred to Devon County Council’s FOI team - foioffice@devon.gov.uk as this information would be held by Social Services None 
4259 24.08.16 Level of funding the Council has made available by way of grants for, or the commissioning of, social welfare law and money advice providers including Citizens Advice, non profit law centres, and independent advice agencies (sometimes generically described as “community advice services”) for years: 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16

Information provided to the applicant:

North Devon Voluntary Services:

12/13 = 20,000 13/14 = 20,00

14/15 = 20,00 15/16 = 18,000

Citizens Advice Bureau:

12/13 and 13/14 = 55,000

14/15 = 50,000  15/16 = 45,000
None
4260 26.08.16 Building regulations for a property in EX37 9ST Applicant advised that there are no building regulations recorded within the Council’s Building Control systems in relation to the property identified None
4262 25.08.16 Public Health Funerals/details of persons who have died with no known next of kin since 1 January 2016 to date Applicant advised that public health funeral information is published as a dataset on the Council’s website and updated on a monthly basis Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4270 31.08.16   Total amount collected by the Council in business rates on empty properties for 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and total amount paid by authority in business rates on empty properties owned by authority for same years Applicant advised that the Revenues department does not record the amount collected for empty properties only, their collection rates are for all liability.

The Estates department does not record the amount of business rates are paid on empty Council owned properties.

None