Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4682 05.05.17 To see planning application files 54284, 52684, 50704 and any other relating to enforcement notices, decisions and any other information relating to the land including rateable values and receipts for payments made as deemed commercial concerning land at Green Lane, Swimbridge, EX32 0HQ Applicant advised that the planning application files are a matter of public record and can be viewed by arranging an appointment with Planning.  Applicant advised that two other files (one legal and one planning enforcement) have been identified as applicable to request however they are not a matter of public record.  All information considered to be legal advice removed from the legal file prior to inspection Regulation 12 (5) (b)
4705 03.05.17 Details for all payments received under Section 106 planning agreements for each year from 2008/09 through until 2015/16 and details of any unspent money that dates prior to 2008/09

Applicant provided with most of the information where held and also directed to the Council’s website where some of the information (regarding what projects are funded by which contribution) can be found by searching through published monthly Executive Committee meeting minutes:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/councillors-and-committees/meetings-agendas-and-minutes/

 

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4710 05.05.17 The Council's full range of policies and guidance in relation to the use of rented social housing as a bed and breakfast businesses by its tenants and those in Housing Association accommodation. He understands that the term bed and breakfast covers a range of business and other models including those such as Air BNB North Devon Council doesn’t use rented social housing as any form of temporary accommodation (Bed and Breakfast) None
4711 05.05.17 Copies of the most recent inspection reports for all zoos licensed by the authority, together with most recent stock list, mortality lists and details of any complaints Information provided to the applicant where held (inspection reports and stock lists).  Applicant advised that the licensing team does not hold mortality lists and that they hold no records of any complaints made about any of the zoos licensed for the period requested (1 January 2014 to date) Regulation 13
4715 08.05.17 Provision of public Electric Vehicle Charging infrastructure Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4716 16.05.17

With reference to planning application 57413:

Completion of PS1 and PS2 forms to show how the application was presented to Department of Communities and Local Government Statistics Office.

Regarding column K on PS2 (District) form asks for ‘number of decisions made within the agreed time limit’, if this application falls within this category:

1.confirm the new target date for determination that was mutually agreed

2. provide documentary evidence that that the new target date of determination was agreed by applicant

Applicant provided with the completed PS1 and PS2 forms as requested and also provided with the following:

For Q4 2014/15 application 57413 was not recorded as having an agreed extension of time.  At this time, recording of Extensions of Time was in its infancy and staff members were un-used to and in inexperienced in recording this data.

Please note that 57413 falls under DCLG category 16 Minor Retail and Service and is recorded under column (h) more than 26 weeks and up to 52 weeks.

The planning application made under reference 57413 was made valid 28 April 204 and consequently the “statutory period” for determining the application ended 23 June 2014.

In an e-mail dated 20 June 2014, the applicant’s agent confirmed their agreement to an extension of time “…to enable the outstanding matters to be resolved”.  No target date was stipulated by either the applicant or the LPA for the issuing of the decision notice.  Applicant provided with copy email(s)

None
4718 10.05.17

Parking fine information 2014-2017:

1. the number of parking fines issued in the council’s name over the last three years (from January 1, 2014 – January 1, 2017) broken down by year.

2. The number of appeals made against these fines, broken down by successful and unsuccessful fines, broken down by year

3. The total income made from the fines, broken down by year.

4. The top three most common reasons for a successful appeal.

5. The average fine paid during this period.

Applicant provided with the following in response:

1.This information is already publicly available and published on the Council’s website:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/viewblob/?DS=2000&ID=7D8ED7B2-65BF-4205-8F9B-C8317118CEEB

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/key-statistics-and-data/open-data/?ID=C6C421BC-E408-463C-AA9D-94767409EE29&DS=4005

2. 1.1.14 – 31.12.14  = 4051

    1.1.15 – 31.12.15  = 4299

    1.1.16 – 31.12.16  = 4458

Unable to breakdown further by successful and unsuccessful.  To do so would require a manual search which would exceed the 18 hour cost limit.

3. This information is already publicly available and published on the Council’s website:

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

4.  Valid ticket produced

     Valid permit produced

     Mitigating circumstances

5.  £23.84

Sections 12, 16, and 21 of Act
4720 18.05.17

List of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles under the powers set out in Section 167 Equality Act 2010.  If the Council does no hold one, the applicant requests the date when by which the Council intends to have one

The Applicant was advised that the Council does not currently have such a list under Section 167 Equality Act 2010, however it does intend to produce one but cannot provide a specific date as to when this will be at present.  Applicant was provided with a copy of the Council’s voluntary list

None
4721 04.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 4HQ Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4722 12.05.17 Primate licensing (Dangerous Wild Animals) Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4723 12.05.17 Details of all animals requiring licensing under Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 during last 12 months Applicant advised that the Council does not currently licensing any animals under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and there have been no applications received during the last 12 months None
4724 04.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX36 4BT Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4725 02.05.17 Details of Councillors receiving reminders and court summons for non-payment of Council Tax during 2016/17 Information provided to the applicant where held None
4726 04.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX36 4AN Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4727 02.05.17 Telephone system maintenance contract information Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4728 04.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 1NR Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4729 12.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX32 8PS Applicant provided with the information requested by e-mail for fee of £5.42 None
4731 10.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0HS Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4732 26.05.17 1.For all licensed premises a copy of the current zoo licence showing all conditions.

2.For all licensed premises a copy of all zoo inspectors’ reports produced since 2011 (this will be a maximum of 2 typically)

3.For all licensed premises a copy of all reports produced by your officers since 2011 during their annual zoo inspections.

4.For all licensed premises a copy of all annual inventories submitted by the zoo since 2013.

5.For all new applications or licensed premises a copy of the pre-inspection audit and any supporting documentation supplied

6.For all exempted premises (as approved under 14.1.a of the zoo licensing act) a copy of their most recent inventory, a copy of the most recent inspection report by your officer and a copy of the original letter submitted to APHA requesting their exemption under 14.1.a.

7.A contact email for the department responsible for zoo licensing within the authority, even if the Council currently have no zoos or exempted premises
Information provided to the applicant, where held, except for any personal information which was redacted from the documentation held Regulation 13
4733 10.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 3DW Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None 
4734 04.05.17 Enforcement against Private Landlords 2012-2016 Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4737 30.05.17

Youth Homelessness information for 2016/17 broken down by quarter:

Query 1: Homelessness presentations, assessments and eligibility in 2016-17

Within your local authority, what were the number of 16-24 year olds who:

1)Presented themselves as homeless, or at risk of homelessness

2)Were assessed under the Housing Act 1996

3)Were accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty

Query 2: Prevention and Relief for 2016-17

Within your local authority, what was the number of:

1)Prevention and relief cases for 16-24 year olds

Query 3: Reason left last settled base

Within your local authority, what was the number of 16-24 year olds who were accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty, who had one of the following main reasons for leaving their last settled base in 2016-17?

1)Parents no longer willing or able to accommodate

2)Other relatives or friends no longer willing or able to accommodate

3)Non-violent breakdown of relationship with partner

4)Violence

  1. Violent breakdown of relationship, involving partner
  2. Violent breakdown of relationship, involving associated persons
  3. Racially motivated violence
  4. Other forms of violence

5)Harassment, threats or intimidation

  1. Racially motivated harassment
  2. Other forms of harassment

6)Mortgage arrears (repossession or other loss of home)

7)Rent arrears on:

  1. Local authority or other public sector dwellings
  2. Registered Provider dwellings
  3. Private sector dwellings

8)Loss of rented or tied accommodation due to:

  1. Termination of assured shorthold tenancy
  2. Reasons other than termination of assured shorthold tenancy

9)Required to leave accommodation provided by Home Office as asylum support

10)Left an institution or LA care:

  1. Left prison/on remand
  2. Left hospital
  3. Left other institution or LA care

11)Other reason for loss of last settled home

  1. Left HM-Forces
  2. Other reason (eg. homeless in emergency, sleeping rough or in hostel, returned from abroad)

12)Total applicant households

Query 1:

1)    Q1=141

       Q2=134

       Q3=109

       Q4=123 (these are all cases under 25 that presented to Housing Service – not all resulted in homeless approach)

2)    Q1=12

       Q2=6

       Q3=8

       Q4=8

3)    Q1=0

       Q2=1

       Q3=1

       Q4=1

Query 2:

Relieved:

     Q1=5

     Q2=1

     Q3=3

    Q4= 3

Prevented:

   Q1 = 3

   Q2 = 6

   Q3 = 10

   Q4 = 0

Query 3:

   Q1 = 0

   Q2= 1 (Rental Arrears PRS)

   Q3= 1 (Family/Friends No Longer accommodate)

   Q4= 1 (Family/Friends No Longer accommodate)

None
4738 24.05.17

Plans for projects run by the Council which were planned to be funded by the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund:

1. Details of any applications for projects under either fund which were in planning or application stage as at 23 June 20116. Including details of:

- specific projects with their planned postcodes or coordinates.

- Was it a new project or the continuation of an existing project?

- How much money was requested from the fund?

- What percentage of the total required funding was to be from ERDF or ESF funding?

- if possible the Priority Axis the project falls under

2. Details of any plans/ applications which have been a. rejected, b. delayed since 23 June 2016 specific projects with their planned postcodes or coordinates.

- Was it a new project or the continuation of an existing project?

- How much money was requested from the fund?

- What percentage of the total required funding was to be from ERDF or ESF funding?

- if possible the Priority Axis the project falls under

Any drafts budgets/ plans for where alternative funding for these projects will come from

1.Yes, 1 project in planning stage.

North Devon Innovation Centre

EX31 3TH is closest but the site has no postcode at the moment. It’s termed ‘LAND OFF B3232 and A39 AT ROUNDSWELL, DEVON’ on planning application 62879

Easting 254107. Northing 131260

£1,770,000 was requested

This is 46.95 percent of the whole project cost.

The funding was Axis 3 Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (Enterprise and Incubation Space)

2.No plans/applications identified

None
4739  09.05.17  Number of Incidents of asbestos fly-tipping during 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17 2014-2015  = 10

2015-2016  =   4

2016-2017  =   6

None 
4741 19.05.19 Various information regarding the award of Discretionary Rate Relief by the Council Most of the information was provided to the applicant, with some personal information being withheld/redacted (where applicable).  Applicant also directed to the Council’s website in part and also advised that part of their request does not fall under the remit of the Act and referred onto the Council’s feedback team to respond to separately as part of a complaint Sections 16, 21 and 40 of Act
4742 15.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX34 9QY Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None 
4745 18.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX36 3HU Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4746 18.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX33 2AS Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None 
4743 12.05.17

With regard to the Council’s Housing team:

1. Number of verbal assaults on staff

2. Number of physical assaults on staff

3. Total of 1 and 2

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

1. Three

2. None

3. Three

None
4747 25.05.17

How much funding the Council’s 'health protection' budget (part of the Public Health budget) has received for 2017/18 and also how much funding the health protection budget received in 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17

The applicant was advised that between April 2013 to date, the Council has not received any funding and it has not budgeted to received any during 2017/18 None 
4748 26.05.17

Regarding applications 61139 and 62170.

Applicant notes that in the Case Officers report 14 December 2016, that "the Council takes the approach that the size of the site should be relevant to the size of the settlement in question.....However, a site of 55 dwellings is, on reflection, too large to be considered a 'small site' and therefore HSG8 is not appropriate."

The applicant’s understanding is that this assessment is still current.

Requested to clarify whether the Planning Officer means size in terms of area, population or number of dwellings, showing figures, calculations and references that evidences and allows the Planning Officer to definitively state that this development is too large to be considered a 'small site' for the Braunton and Wrafton area

The applicant was advised that upon liaison with the Planning Officer about the request, it is understood that determining what is a ‘small site’ is not based on figures and calculations which the Council holds but is instead determined by the option of the relevant Planning Officer in consideration of the relevant planning policies, the Local Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.  Therefore, in light of this, the Council does not believe that the request falls under the remit of the Act as it does not relate to information that is ‘held’ but instead requires the Planning Officer to provide an explanation of their opinion in response to the query

The applicant was advised that the Planning Officer directly involved with applications 61139 and 62170 will respond directly to them

None
4749 24.05.17

Planning permission approvals granted to Redrow Homes or their subsidiary companies (specifically Harrow Estates and Bridgemere Land) confirming various details in relation to their Section 106 obligations and financial contribution payments over the last 15 years within the Council’s area

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4750 22.05.17

CON29 information relating to a property at EX36 3JF

Applicant provided with the information requested by e-mail for fee of £5.42

None
4751  11.05.17  Collection of commercial waste, refuse and recycling information  Information provided to the applicant, where held and also directed to the Council’s datasets where appropriate  Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4752  10.05.17 

Current over payment/credit shown for any financial year if credit balance hasn't been carried forward.

- Accounts where a 'write on' has been used since 1st April 2000 to cancel an over payment which has not since been reversed

Applicant directed to the datasets regarding credit balances.

Accounts where a ‘write on’ has been used, this part of the request would require an officer to manually search and gather this information that would exceed the 18 hour cost limit

Sections 12, 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4753 26.05.17

Addresses and notification dates regarding each gas boiler installation reported to Building Control between 1 January 2009 and 31 December 2011

Information fully withheld as to provide the addresses would then lead to the identification of those individuals that reported the gas boiler installation to the Council and therefore breach the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Council’s Fair Processing Notice Section 40 of Act
4754 23.05.17

CON29 information relating to a property at EX32 0BT

Applicant provided with the information requested by e-mail for fee of £5.42 None
4755 23.05.17

CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 4NL

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4756  19.05.17 

1. The number of Community Protection Notices (CPN) issued to a person responsible for a dog when the dog has shown it's capable of aggression since October 2014.

1 (a) if possible, the month and year of when the CPN was issued.

2. the details of what the CPN ordered the responsible person to do, eg. do specified things like muzzling the dog.

3. the details as to who the person was that issued the CPN, ie. a police officer, a council officer etc.

4. further detail if anyone issued with a CPN has not complied with that notice, ie. been given a fine, the dog being removed etc.

5. When issuing a CPN, does the Council also inform the police?

The following was provided to the applicant in response:

1.Two

1. a) one in February and one in April 2016.

2.CPN issued February 2016 – Ordered to  maintain fence and borders, to restrain and control to prevent roaming, dog to wear a collar with name and address on the tag.

CPN issued April 2016 – Ordered to restrain and control to prevent roaming, wear a collar with name and address on the tag, new legislation dog to be microchipped and chip registered, do not enter public or private fields where livestock are situated.

3.Council officer issued both of the CPN’s as above.

4.Both notices have been complied with,

5.Council officer informed the Police on both occasions.

None 
4757  17.05.17  Council spend on employment support services for members of the public with a learning disability in the financial years 2010/11 – 2015/16 This information is held by Devon County Council, applicant advised to submit their request to their FOI team at: foioffice@devon.gov.uk None 
4758 31.05.17

Details of any contract signed with one or multiple third parties to construct homes (either directly or through subcontractors) since 1st January 2012 either directly with your organisation or via companies owned by your organisation.

In particular, the following regarding each applicable contract:


1. Name of scheme
2. Name of main contractor (and developer, if different)
3. Postal address of the development
4. The planning authority responsible for the site of the homes (if different)
5. Number of homes specified in the contract
6. Scope of works under contract
7. The cost or price for construction, including any subdivision of cost information which is held, such as bills of quantities
8. Internal floor area (total or per unit, divided between private and communal areas in flats or apartments)
9. Sale price of homes, if sold (average or total), initial rental prices (average or total per month/year) if rented.
10. Specification of construction plans, architectural performance specifications, employer requirements, architectural drawings and any other appendices or exhibits to the contract.
11. Date of agreement

Applicant advised that the Council does not hold any such contracts for the period 1 January 2012 to date

None
4759  15.05.17  In respect of Section 106 agreements for land north of Nadder Lane/Liverot Walk, South Molton:

Date of receipt of payments

Amount

From who paid

Use to which the funds were allocated
Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4760 31.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 2HN Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4761 31.05.17 Copies of any inspection reports, licences and stocklists dating 1 January 2014 to 15 May 2017 regarding Combe Martin Wildlife Park in relation to Zoo Licensing Information provided to the applicant, with all references to personal data redacted Regulation 13
4762 25.05.17

1. The total number of computers on the network in your head council office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads)

2. The total number of computers on the network in your head office (including laptops, but excluding mobile devices such as phones and iPads) that have Microsoft Windows XP as their operating system

3. The amount of money spent, or allocated to spend, on upgrading the Windows XP operating system in the current financial year

4. The total amount of any monies paid to Microsoft for services relating to support for Windows XP in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years

The following information was provided in response: 

  1. 230
  2. Zero
  3. Zero
Zero for each financial year requested
None
4764  16.05.17  A full list of businesses and charities that have become liable for non domestic rates between the 1st and the 15th May 2017 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
4765  25.05.17  A list of public houses/pubs that hold an entertainment licence past 0100 hours, including the maximum physical capacity (ie., 400 people) A list of all public houses/pubs that holds an entertainment licence past 1am provided to the applicant, however there is no requirement for any applicant to provide capacity numbers on the application form; therefore this information is not recorded by this authority None 
4767 31.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX37 9DA Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4768 31.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX36 4AN Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4769 31.05.17 CON29 information relating to a property at EX31 4QD Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to other external authorities/organisations None
4780 31.05.17

1. Does the Council use a public buying organisation for energy? – You provided a link of examples of PBOs as defined in https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Collaborative_procurement_List_of_professional_buying_organisations.pdf

2. Name of the Council’s supplier for gas

3. Name of the Council’s supplier for Non half hourly electricity

4. Name of the Council’s supplier for half hourly electricity

5. The end date of the Council’s contract for these energy supply contracts

1.Yes, the Council uses Crown Commercial Services

2.British Gas

3.British Gas

4.EDF Energy

5.All contacts held are on a non-fixed term

None
4781  25.05.17  Details of credits held regarding payment of business rates, providing the ratepayer name, address, credit amount, property reference number and the financial year the credit sits in  

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
4786  30.05.17  Number of public health funerals carried out and associated costs for the years 2011/12 and 2015/16  

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

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=6D869870-EF56-455D-8985-3B36CA7B9D34&DS=4005

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4789  31.05.17  The average time taken for the Council to pay invoices submitted to it by suppliers for the year ending March 31 2017 Applicant directed to the information which is already published on the Council’s website in dataset format and updated on an annual basis:

http://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=914E4A08-EF8D-4F4B-9CD9-1F675C7FFFC1&DS=4005

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4790  31.05.17  What process does the waste and recycling go through on its journey from collection to where it ends its journey, before either being dumped in the ground or recycled  Applicant advised that the Council's Communications team are in the process of gathering this information to future publication on the Council's website None