Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4567 01.03.17 Community Infrastructure Levy (CiL) information Applicant advised that the Council does not currently have a Community Infrastructure Levy None
4573 07.03.17 Copies of responses sent on behalf of the authority in relation to unaccompanied asylum seeking and refugee children

Information provided to the applicant, where held.  Applicant also directed to Devon County Council for some of the information:

foioffice@devon.gov.uk 

None
4580 08.03.17 How much the Council spent depending itself against the applicant in relation to them and their business over the last 20 years Applicant advised that the information is only held from 2007 onwards and this information was provided in full None
4581 01.03.17

1. Total number of Council Tax defaulters for 2015/16

2. Total value of outstanding Council Tax for 2015/16

1. This information is not recorded and therefore not held by the Council.

2. £742,772.85

None
4582 14.03.17

In relation to planning application 61139 for any and all communications subsequent to the end of the pre-application phase to date, including communications with regards to the Deferment (October 2016) and the Appeal APP/X1118/W/16/3161459

Applicant advised that all information held on  planning application files are a matter of public record and can be viewed by prior arrangement with Planning unit

None
4583 14.03.17

For any and all communications to date with regards to Application 62170

Applicant advised that all information held on  planning application files are a matter of public record and can be viewed by prior arrangement with Planning unit

None
4584 01.03.17 Noise monitoring data relating to Batsworthy Cross Information provided to the applicant None
4585 07.03.17 Any estimates, provided either to the Home Office or your Regional Strategic Migration Partnership in the last 12 months, of the number of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children or unaccompanied refugee children that can be supported by the council

Applicant advised that the information is not held by the Council and redirected to request the information from Devon County Council: foioffice@devon.gov.uk 

None
4586 02.03.17 Details of road accidents involving Council vehicles during 2015/16 and 2016/17 Information provided to the applicant None
4590 08.03.17 Information relating to the compulsory microchipping of dogs since 6 April 2016 Information provided to the applicant None
4592 02.03.17 Copies of up to date/current ICT documents: Strategy, Departmental Business Plan, Technical Strategy, Structure and Capital Budgets and Programmes Information provided to the applicant with regards to the ICT Strategy and Business Plan (ICT Service Plan).  The Council does not have an ICT Technical Strategy.  Applicant also provided with a copy of the ICT Structure with the names of junior members of staff redacted.  Applicant provided with a link the Council’s website where the 2017/18 budget book is publicly available.  Applicant advised that the lead member for ICT is Councillor and Leader of the Council, David Brailey Sections 16, 21 and 40 of Act
4596 06.03.17 Copy of written report made by Environmental Health in October 2016 regarding to a potential fly-tipping report at a property in Barnstaple Information provided to the applicant, with some personal information redacted Section 40 of Act
4598 01.03.17 1. Average amount paid in business rates for the average business. 2. Average increased in business rates from 2007 to latest available data. 3. Average relief given to businesses. 4. Business rates (or non-domestic rates) income by sector Applicant informed that the information is not recorded/held by the Council None
4599 15.03.17 Information relating to noise from wind turbines between 2012 and 2016 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4603 01.03.17 Advise whether any of the listed companies have been liable for business rates in the authority area during the past 6 years Applicant advised that none of the listed companies have been liable for business rates within the North Devon area None
4605 15.03.17 Various ICT information Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4606 03.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3TU Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4607 03.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7JL Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4608 09.03.17 Council use of external waste collection contractors that assist with waste and recycling Applicant provided with the direct link to the Council’s Contracts Register and advised that the Council’s waste and recycling collections are provided in-house and are not contracted out to external waste collection contractors Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4609 06.03.17 ICT information: cyber security, data backup, use of public cloud providers, firewall and email security solutions used Applicant provided with most of the information where held, except for details regarding the Council’s firewall and email security solutions used Section 31 of Act
4610 06.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property inEX34 7BB Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4613

01.03.17 and 15.03.17

All or any correspondence/associated documents/maps that the Council provided to Natural England acting a consultative for Planning Applications 56685 and 62524, land at Northfield Lane, Barnstaple, that facilitated or related to the letter of consultation provided to North Devon Council by Natural England dated 11 December 2013 Applicant directed to the Council’s Planning Tracker where all of the information is publicly available. The applicant was also provided with a list of the of the documents that formed part of the original submission for each application Sections 16, and 21 of Act
4615 07.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2QB (1.1 j) and k) prior to 2002 which is not publicly available required payment of £5.42 for information to be e-mailed to applicant Information provided to applicant upon receipt of payment None
4616 01.03.17 List of subcontractors, suppliers and consultants involved in the development of the leisure centre at the Woolacombe Bay Holiday Village Applicant advised that the Council does not hold this information None
4617 06.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property inEX32 7HW Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4618 06.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property inEX34 9NY Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4620 06.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX33 2FD Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4622 01.03.17 With regard to the Council’s Self Build and Custom Build Register: 1. Number of housing associations registered with the Council with an expressed interest to build in within the authority area. 2. Number of housing associations that are currently in the planning application phase. 3. Number of housing associations that are now building Applicant advised that the Planning unit confirms that there are no housing associations registered on the Council’s Self Build register, all persons are individuals, therefore in response to 2 and 3, the answer is none. None
4624 06.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property inEX33 1FE Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4625 08.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 4HZ Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4626 08.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 3DY Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4627 08.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7QE Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4628 21.03.17

The following information for the last three years:

a) Number of incidents of sexual violence reported to the local authority by or on behalf of a victim/survivor of sexual violence where the act of sexual violence took place at or within the grounds of a building owned by or which was under the control of the local authority

b) Number of incidents of sexual violence reported to the local authority by or on behalf of a victim/survivor of sexual violence where the act of sexual violence was committed by a person employed by the local authority and was connected to and arose in some way as a consequence of that persons employment by the local authority

c) Number of civil actions that have been instigated against the local authority and which have been brought as a consequence of an allegation of an act of sexual violence

The applicant was provided with the following in response;

a) Zero

b) Zero

c) Zero

None
4629 15.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 0NB Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4631 01.03.17 Public Health Funeral data

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

hhttp://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=5B2CA73C-FE2A-43DC-AB37-498AD0CE45DD 

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4632 02.03.17

For the years 2013,14,15 and 2016:

1. Net increase/decrease of number of staff employed

2. Net increase/decrease of number of Social Workers employed

3. Number of bus routes contracted out by the authority

4. Net increase/decrease of number of sports centres open in authority area

Applicant provided with the following in response:

  1. 2013 = 404.22 FTE’s

          2014 = 385.24 FTE’s

          2015 = 374.21 FTE’s

          2016 = 356.70 FTE’s

  1. Applicant referred to Devon County Council’s FOI team: foioffice@devon.gov.uk
  2. As 2 above
  3. The Council does not monitor externally owned and run sports facilities.  From a Local Authority ownership perspective, the Council has not closed any sports centres during between 2013 and 2016.  There were three Council owned sports centres in each of the years 2013 - 2016
None
4633 14.03.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 7DZ

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

None
4634 29.03.17

Names and positions of ‘anxious’ policy colleagues referred to in specific correspondence identified by the applicant, regarding planning applications: 61139 and 62170

Applicant advised that the Council does not hold any specific document that identifies individual planning policy officers to which they referred to in their request.  Applicant advised that during discussions there was a general concern expressed by the planning policy team collectively, rather than any individual planning policy officers raising specific documented concerns

None
4635 06.03.17

Average annual cost to the Council of having to rectify building construction or building maintenance works where the works have not complied with the specification

Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4636 14.03.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0LU

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4637 08.03.17

A list of all business rate payers that fall into A2 class (financial and professional services).  For each rate payer, the applicant  requested:

i) the address/unit (eg. 3 High Street)

ii) the name of the business/organisation (eg. HSBC)

as of March 31 each year from 2005 to 2016 and its current occupant

The Council’s Revenues department confirms that A2 class (financial and professional services)’ is a planning class and as such Revenues do not hold this class on its business rates system, therefore the only way in which the information could be provided would be by manual collation of the information.

The only way the information could be provided would require a manual search for each year from 2005 through to 2016 which would far exceed the cost limit of 18 hours.

The applicant was directed to datasets that are currently published on the Council’s website where they were advised that some of the information could be found, by filtering the ‘Property Description’ for businesses/premises that fall under bank and premises

Sections 12 and 16 of Act
4638 06.03.17 A list of all properties which your Council has obtained a Compulsory Purchase Order on since 1st April 2010 The applicant was advised that the Council has not obtained any Compulsory Purchase Orders since 1 April 2010 to date None
4639 14.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 8EG Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4640 14.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 9JB Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4641 16.03.17 The following information regarding non-domestic properties that have an empty charge levied at any time since 1 April 2010 in relation to properties and periods where 100% empty rates have been levied and not for periods where an exemption has been applied

Applicant directed to the Council’s website where the majority of the data is held within empty NDR properties datasets as at 01.10.16 and 02.01.17:

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

Council unable to provide historic information going back to 2010 as the system used by Revenues is unable to generate through reports.  Only way in order to provide information would require an officer to manually extract the information, which would exceed the cost limit of 18 hours, and therefore refused

Sections 12, 16 and 21 of Act
4642 20.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3GN

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

None
4643  09.03.17  Processing of employment references Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4644  09.03.17  Discretionary Housing Payments information from 7 November 2016  to day Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4645 20.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 3HJ Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4646 28.03.17 Inspection reports and stock lists relating to zoos licensed and inspected within the Council’s area Information provided to the applicant, with some personal information redacted Regulation 13
4647 20.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 8QH Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4648  10.03.17  List of companies and charities that became liable for business rates between 18 February and 10 March 2017, providing for each: business name, address, date of liability, liable party and property type

Applicant directed to the Council’s business rates datasets which are updated and published quarterly:

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

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4649 16.03.17 The Ratepayer and the Rates payable for the financial years 2011/12 and 2012/13, including any transitional relief or surcharge, for 14 Broad Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EE Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4650 21.03.17

1. Has the authority at any time used a genealogist, probate researcher or tracing agent to locate the next of kin of a deceased person for whom the authority is to undertake, or has undertaken, a public health funeral?

2. Has the local authority used a genealogical researcher or similar organisation to trace owners or relatives where a property in their designated area has been left empty?

3. Has the Council Deputyship/appointeeship team ever used a genealogical researcher or similar organisation to trace relatives of a person for whom they are acting as deputy?

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

 

  1. No
  2. No
  3. No. Please refer this part of your request if you have not already done so to Devon County Council’s FOI team to answer; foioffice@devon.gov.uk
None
4652 22.03.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX36 4DA

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal

None
4653 22.03.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 7AN

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

None
4656 22.03.17

CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7QS

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal

None
4656 16.03.17 

1. Number of applications for new isolated homes in the countryside did the Council received  each year between 2004 and 2012, related to, citing or under PPS7, Paragraphs 11 and the number that were approved.

2. Number of applications for new isolated homes in the countryside the Council received each year since 2012, related to, citing or under NPPF, Paragraph 55, and the number that were approved

Applicant advised that the Information is held by the Council, however the only way in which for it to be provided would require a manually search of approximately 3,000 planning application files which would exceed the cost limit of 18 hours.  Estimated that in order to check all application files would take approximately 1,000 hours Section 12 of Act 
4657  14.03.17  Public Health Funerals   Applicant directed to the Council’s website where the information requested is published and updated monthly Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4659 30.03.17 Questionnaire regarding Council’s duties to award Disabled Facilities Grants Completed questionnaire provided to the applicant with the information applicable to the authority None
4661 27.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3GS Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4662 27.03.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7NX Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4663  17.03.17  Housing allocation policy  Information provided to the applicant where held  None 
4666  22.03.17  Register of Brownfield sites and Assets 

Applicant advised that the Council does not hold a register of brownfield sites and directed to the Council’s register of assets on its website:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=9FF03330-B60A-4CDD-99F9-6F4A83026FA0

Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4668  24.03.17  Information regarding establishments that were subject to Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices, Hygiene Prohibition Orders, Voluntary Closures and Suspension/revocation of approval between 1 Jan 2011 and 30 December 2016 Information provided to the applicant, where held None  
4672  22.03.17  1. How many ‘Big Belly’ solar-powered bins has the Council purchased in total?
2. How much has the Council spent in total on the ‘Big Belly’ solar-powered bins?
The applicant was advised that the Council has not bought any such bins None 
4673  22.03.17  Dates and which newspaper was the Off Street Parking Places Order for 2014 published in Information provided to the applicant None 
4677 27.03.17 Locations of existing mine shafts, adits and quarry extents for mineral extraction within the Council area Applicant directed to Devon County Council to request this information: foioffice@devon.gov.uk None
4679 27.03.17 Details of individual contracted services for Housing Related Support (including accommodation based, floating support, rough sleeper and Housing First services)

Applicant directed to the Council’s Contracts Register which published this information:

https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/Index?resetFilter=True&applyFilter=True&p=696a9836-1895-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21&v=1

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4683  29.03.17  List of all commercial properties within the Council’s remit including: Address and postcode, business/occupier name, valuation office reference number and property description, 2010 rateable value, if the occupants in receipt of any reliefs in this (2010) rating list and if yes, list the reliefs, the 2017 rateable value and if the occupants still in receipt of the same reliefs in the same rating list

Applicant directed to the Council’s business rates datasets which are updated quarterly:

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

Applicant advised that the 2017 rateable value will not be available until the datasets are updated in April 2017 and then republished.  This information can then be used by the applicant to compare with the January 2017 datasets

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4686  30.03.17  All title deeds held by the Council relating to its ownership of Ilfracombe Pier, Ilfracombe A copy of the Council’s registered title regarding its ownership of Ilfracombe Harbour was provided to the applicant None
4689 31.03.17 List of companies and charities that became liable for business rates between 8 and 31 March 2017, providing for each: business name, address, date of liability, liable party and property type

Applicant directed to the Council’s business rates datasets which are updated and published quarterly:

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

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act