Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4452  05.01.17  Details of littering Fixed Penalty Notices  Applicant directed to the Councils Fixed Penalty Notice datasets that are published on the Council’s website and updated every six months Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4458  05.01.17  Copy of financial data voluntarily  supplied to the Council in relation to a planning application The information was fully withheld from disclosure Sections 40, 41 and 43 of Act
4461 10.01.17 Information in light of changes relating to the right to rent provisions set out in the Immigration Acts 2014 and 2016 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4472 11.01.17

1. Records of individuals and companies successfully prosecuted for offences under the Housing Act 2004 from 01.01.15-01.12.16

2.Private rented sector enforcement records covering 01.11.10-01.11.16 (or whatever date range available)

Applicant advised that in response to 1, there have been no successful prosecutions of any individuals or companies, as per the request, therefore the information is not held.

In response to 2, this part of the request was fully refused.  The only way the information to be identified, located, retrieved and collated would require a manual search of 578 cases, which would take the Private Sector Housing team approximately 144 hours to accomplish and would therefore exceed the cost limit of 18 hours

Section 12 Act 
4475 13.01.17

Copies of various documents relating to Waste and Recycling Services:

Public, employer and product liability insurance, motor insurance, ISO9001/14001, OSHA18001, Safecontractor, Health and Safety Policy, Quality, Environmental policy, vehicle operators’ licence, waste carriers licence, environmental permit.  Also a list of disposal locations for each waste type and how they are processed and recycling figures

Information provided to the applicant, where held and applicant advised where the information is not held. 

Applicant also directed to council website regarding waste disposal locations and a link to published recycling figures under open data. 

Applicant referred to Devon County Council regarding recycling centres and landfill sites

None 
4477  09.01.17  Non-collection of Council Tax and Business Rates covering last five years Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4478 05.01.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 9HG Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4479  05.01.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3QT Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4481 11.01.17 Contact  information/details for Private Sector Housing and Housing Options  Information provided to the applicant None
4482  09.01.17  Unclaimed Council Tax domestic credit balances: a breakdown of credit balances accrued since earliest records for amounts owing to all incorporated companies within the billing area  

Request fully refused due to the amount of time it would take to manually provide the information:

125 hours for credit balances and 1,500 hours for write on information

Section 12 of Act 
4484  05.01.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX26 4FL Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4487  04.01.17  ICT Contract information relating to Server Hardware Maintenance, Server Virtualisation Licences and Maintenance and Storage Area Network (SAN) Maintenance/Support Applicant direct to ICT Hardware maintenance contract dataset on website where some of the information is published on an annual basis.  Some information not publicly available, but provided to the applicant, where held Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4488  04.01.17 

1. Number of parking fines issued by Council to foreign-registered vehicles in 2015 and 2016 that remain unpaid and written off

2. Total value of those unpaid and written off tickets
            

The applicant was provided with the following information;

1. 2015 = 80

    2016 = 78

2. 2015 = £2,000

    2016 = £1,950
None 
4489  05.01.17  Noise monitoring data collected at Batsworthy Cross regarding a second extension to noise monitoring at the site At the time of the information request being received (28 December) the information sought was not held by the Council.  The council’s Environmental Protection team contacted the external noise consultant for the information which will be forwarded onto the applicant directly by the Council’s Customer and Corporate Communications Manager, once received and will be dealt with under day to day business. UPDATE: The information was provided to the applicant by e-mail Friday 6 January 2017 None 
4491  09.01.17  The number of properties within the North Devon area that are currently registered as a second home  

The applicant was advised that as at 31.12.16 there were 1,621 properties classed as second homes

None 
4492  03.01.17  Copies of all FOI responses and any attachments of all requests responded to from 1 January 2016 to 30 December 2016

Applicant directed to the Council’s FOI and EIR Disclosure Log which is published on the website and updated on a monthly basis

Sections 22 and 40 of Act 
4493  09.01.17  A list of all *plant *species that the Council wishes to conserve as part of its local Biodiversity Action plan (may be designated as ‘priority species’ or a ‘special species’). If there is no local biodiversity action plan in force, the applicant requested any list of plant species that the council has made it a priority to protect.  

The applicant was provided with following links to where the information is publicly available:

North Devon Biosphere Action Plan:

http://www.northdevonbiosphere.org.uk/uploads/1/5/4/4/15448192/bap.pdf 

Devon Biodiversity Action Plan:

https://new.devon.gov.uk/environment/wildlife/the-devon-biodiversity-action-plan-bap

 

Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4494 16.01.17 Recycling data covering 2014/15 and 2015/16 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4495 23.01.17

As at 06.04.16 to date:

1. Number of owners/keepers that have been served notice requiring them to have their dog(s) microchipped withing 21 days.

2. Number of owners/keepers charged with an offence for failing to comply with a notice as per 1. above.

3. Number of owners/keepers convicted for failing to comply with notice served as per 2 above

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

1. 24

2. 0

3. 0

None
4496  05.01.17  The number of vehicles provided to all grades of Administrative/Management staff by the Council including the annual cost for the most recent financial year and confirmation that this provision is registered with HMRC as a ‘Benefit in Kind’ The applicant was advised that the Council does not provide vehicles to any staff as per the request and advised that the Council has one vehicle used by some staff solely for business use None 
4497 20.01.17 Pest control services questionnaire 2015/16 data Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4498 19.01.17 Details of planning appeals lodged against the Council during 2016, providing: application number, details, date, decision, whether costs awarded and total costs paid by Council Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4499  09.01.17  Non-payment of Council Tax – 2011 – 2016 Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4500 19.01.17 Council tax debt owed by households from 2003/04 – 2015/16 Information provided to the applicant, where held (from 2007/08 on wards) None
4501 19.01.17 Council Tax Support Scheme 2017/18 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4502 24.01.17 List of all planning applications submitted on or after 1 October 2013 where no decision was made within 26 weeks and no refund of fees has been made to date Information provided to the applicant None
4503  04.01.17  List of companies, business and charities within Council area that became liable for business rates between 15 31 December 2016, including: business name, address, rateable value, date liability started and the property type

Applicant directed to the Council’s Open Data page on its website where business rates information is updated and published every quarter:

business rates information

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4504  04.01.17  Public Health Funeral information

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

Public Health Funeral information

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4505 12.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3AF Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities None
4506 24.01.17 ICT equipment/software information relating to network storage, firewall, storage area network, servers/hosts, back (hardware, software, service), email system etc Most of the information provided to the applicant, except for the information regarding firewall as it disclosure would or would likely prejudice the prevention and detection of crime

Section 31(1)(a)

4507  06.01.17  List of business rate accounts where a ‘write on’ has been used since 1 April 2000 to cancel an over payment which has not since been reversed The request was fully refused.  The only way the information to be identified, located, retrieved and collated would require a manual search of all accounts that had a ‘write on’ to ensure it had not been reversed, which take the Revenues department approximately 78 hours to accomplish, therefore exceeding the cost limit of 18 hours Section 12 of Act 
4508 27.01.17 Contract information relating to Bankers Automated Clearing Services (BACS) payments and Direct Debit collection software Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4509  09.01.17  Number of plots remaining for all cemeteries the Council is responsible for, including estimated time in years until capacity is reached and numbers of full burials carried out in 2014/15 and 2015/16 Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4510  10.01.17  Staffing numbers, both full and part time equivalents and headcounts, including and excluding school staff  Applicant provided with the information which excludes school staff and directed to Devon County Council's FOI team regarding the figures including school staff: foioffice@devon.gov.uk  None 
4511  10.01.17  Contract information relating to IT helpdesk software tool, including expiry date, cost of service and responsible contact  Information provided to the applicant  None 
4512  10.01.17  Copies of all business rate completion notices from 04.11.16 to date, with any personal information redacted from the notices  Information fully withheld, as to provide would require a manual search of every business rate account (5,349 as at 02.01.17) which would exceed the cost limit of 18 hours and take approximately 446 hours to complete  Section 12 of Act 
4513  17.01.17  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2HH Applicant advised no information to reveal None 
4514 31.01.17 Breakdown of Council procurement card/credit card (government card) spend for 2016 or last full financial year providing: a) date/month of purchase b) amount c) vendor/transaction name Information provided to the applicant None
4515 30.01.17 Total maintenance costs for empty buildings owned by the Council for 2015/16 and a list of buildings that it owns that are currently specifying the costs for empty buildings with regard to insurance, security and maintenance There were no empty buildings owned by the Council in 2015/16, therefore no costs in relation to insurance, security or maintenance incurred None
4516 11.01.17 What information Discretionary Housing Payment applicants are required to provide to the Council to assess whether they are eligible  Applicant provided within the link to the online Discretionary Housing Payment application form, which sets out the required information  Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4517 17.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2BR Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4518  13.01.17  1. Is green waste composted by the Council or by a third party?

2. What is the revenue generated by the sale of the compost?

3. If it is composted by a third party, what are their costs?

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

1. Devon County Council instructs the Council to take green waste to their in vessel composter at Deepmoor

2. The Council does not make an income from this

3. The Council does not hold this information, you would need to apply to Devon County Council's FOI team for this information: foioffice@devon.gov.uk

None 
4519 18.01.17 Parking meters owned/responsibility of Council and information regarding numbers, update required to accommodate new £1 coin, cost to replace a parking meter and cost to carry out update of software Information provided to applicant, where held None  
4520  12.01.17  Parking meter revenue 2012/13-2016/17  Applicant provided with a link to published parking meter revenue data that is available via the Council website and is updated annually Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4521 19.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 9FQ Applicant advised no information to reveal None
4523  13.01.17  List of NDR accounts with an RV between £100 and £12K who do not currently received SBRR, Charitable or Rural Rate Relief

Applicant directed to the Council’s Open Data page on its website where business rates information is updated and published every quarter:

List of NDR accounts with an RV between £100 and £12K who do not currently received SBRR, Charitable or Rural Rate Relief

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4522  17.01.17  List of work related deaths reported to the authority as part of its responsibilities under The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998 since 2008 Information provided to applicant, where held  None 
4525  16.01.17  Collection of garden waste and associated charges and costs/income Applicant advises that the Council does not currently charge for garden waste collections, therefore remaining questions are not applicable None 
4526 30.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3XN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4527 30.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3BG Applicant advised no information to reveal None
4528  16.01.17  Public Health Funeral information 

Applicant directed to the Council's Open Data page on its website where public health funeral information is updated and published monthly:

public health funeral information

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4529  16.01.17  List of companies, business and charities within Council area that became liable for business rates between 1-15 January 2017, including: business name, address, rateable value, date liability started and the property type

Applicant directed to the Council’s Open Data page on its website where business rates information is updated and published every quarter:

List of companies, business and charities within Council area that became liable for business rates between 1-15 January 2017

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4530  19.01.17  Electronic Fax Management System (Fax Server) information  Information provided to applicant, where held  None 
4532  19.01.17  Updated list of council tax accounts that meet following criteria: 1. Current overpayment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn’t been carried forward. 2. Accounts where a ‘write on’ has been used since 01.04.00 to cancel an overpayment which has not since been reversed  Information fully withheld.  The only way in which the information could be provided would require a manual search of council tax accounts, which in total would take approx. 1,425 hours to complete, far exceeding the cost limit of 18 hours Section 12 of Act 
4533 18.01.17 Fixed Penalty Notices issued to motorists for stationary idling from 2011/12- 2016 to date and associated money in fines collected for same period Applicant advised that parking data is not held prior to 2013/14 and that no contraventions for engine running off street were issued during the years held, therefore no money has been collected in fines during the years the data is held None
4535 30.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2JZ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4536 31.01.17 Details of the successful tenders for the Putting Green and Crazy Golf, Ilfracombe between 2012-2014 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4537  20.01.17  Council spend on lift maintenance, major repairs and full refurbishment (re lifts) covering last 10 years  Information provided to the applicant, where held (covering last five/six years) None 
4538 19.01.17 Refuse and recycling incidents covering 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 Information provided to applicant, where held None
4539  23.01.17  Felling of street/highways trees by the council/council contractors since April 2010 including; those protected under Tree Preservation Orders, associated costs, state/health of trees felled etc.  Applicant advised that the information is not held by the authority and that the information should be sought from Devon County Council for the information: foioffice@devon.gov.uk  None 
4540 30.01.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 4AE Applicant advised no information to reveal None
4542  27.01.17  Whether the Council makes recycling compulsory and details of any associated fines issued, including amounts made  Applicant advised that the Council does not make recycling compulsory and therefore no fines have been issued by the Council  None 
4544 31.01.17

1. How many war veterans have been supplied with permanent accommodation via the council's housing waiting list since the start of 2015?

2. How many refugees and asylum seekers have been given accommodation within your council's boundary since the start of 2015 under Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999?

 

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

1.35 households that were registered with North Devon Council were housed since 1st January 2015

2.This data is not recorded on Devon Home Choice as to whether applicants are refugees or asylum seekers

None
4546 31.01.17

Information of residential addresses where non-traditional methods have been used

Applicant advised that the Council’s Planning and Building Control units do no record this information  and is therefore not held

None
4548 27.01.17 Copy of letter sent in 2014 to developers by Chief Planning Officer as referred to in Planning Committee report 14.12.16 Applicant supplied with a copy of the requested letter None
4549  31.01.17  Maternity, paternity, parental, adoption leave policy for Councillors Applicant directed to the Council’s website:
http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/media/377258/part6-members-allowance-scheme.pdf
None 
4554 31.01.17 Copy of Parks and Green spaces strategy Applicant provided with the following links to the Councils website where the Council’s Leisure and Health Strategy and Green Infrastructure Strategy which are publicly available None
4556 31.01.17 Addresses of all commercial properties that currently have a credit of their account above £1K

Applicant directed to the Council’s Open Data page on its website where business rates information is updated and published every quarter:

Addresses of all commercial properties that currently have a credit of their account above £1K

 

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act