Ref: Date of Response: Information Requested: Response: Exemptions:
4355 10.11.16 Environmental review of Ruda Holiday Park, Croyde, EX33 1NP Information provided to the applicant, where held, and also referred to Devon County Council and the Environmental Agency None
4356 09.11.16 Rough sleeping/homelessness data (numbers and budgets) covering last five years Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4360 02.11.16 Contract information regarding Fixed Telecomms and Internet Services Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4362 03.11.16 1. Number of garden waste green bins that are being withdrawn in North Devon. 2. What provision is being made for the collection of garden waste from elderly/disabled people that do not have vehicles? 3. Will the Council be scrapping the slogan “Don’t let Devon go to Waste” on its refuse vehicles?

The applicant was provided with the following in response:

1. None are being withdrawn at present

2. Anyone who has a collection by a dustcart is entitled to a green bin collection

3. No
None
4364 07.11.16 Council spend on print estate over last five financial years (print devices, leases, maintenance contracts, toner, paper, ink, document management software etc)

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4365 17.11.16 Any documents(s) the Council may have in the event of an emergency/disaster (eg. plan crash, train crash, civil unrest etc.) providing any document(s) how the Council will respond, eg. emergency planning documents

Applicant advised that some information is already publicly available via the following website:

https://www.dcisprepared.org.uk/web/lrf

Applicant also advised that the Council does hold other information which, if released would otherwise prejudice, or would be likely otherwise to prejudice, the effective conduct of public affairs and therefore withheld from release

Sections 16, 21 and 36(2)(c) of Act 
4369 03.11.16 Information relating to the placement of families and children placed in temporary accommodation over the last 12 months

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4372 14.11.16

1. Total number of people the Council currently employs to work as Street Cleaners

2. The same information as at end of each of the following financial years:

a) 2015/16

b) 2014/15

c) 2013/14

d) 2012/13

e) 2011/12

f)  2010/11

g) 2009/10

1. 14

2.

a) 15

b) 14

c) 15

d) 17

e) 17

f) 18

g) 17 

None
4373 02.11.16 Information relating to the Council's relationship with charity shops Information provided to the applicant where held, and also directed to the website, where applicable None
4374 02.11.16 Households in arrears for Rent, Council Tax and any other circumstances where a household owes money to the Council, covering each of the last four years

Information provided to the applicant, where held.  Applicant directed to the Council’s Contracts Register where some of the information is already published

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4375 14.11.16 Departmental structure of HR and Payroll, details of systems used, contract expiry dates, number of staff employed, details of Performance Management and Expense claims, yearly support and maintenance costs, contact details for Senior Management

Most of the information provided to the applicant, where held, apart from the details of Senior Management which are published on the Council website 

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4376 03.11.16 ICT information relating to the Council’s Local Area Network (LAN) environment

Applicant provided with most of the information, and also directed to the Council’s Contract’s Register for information already in the public domain.  Some information withheld where it was decided the release would be likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime

Section 31 of Act
4377 22.11.16 List of Private Hire Operators licences issued by the Council, providing: a) Name b) Address c) Licence Number d) Number of drivers registered to each operator

Applicant provided with the information requested under a) and c), however the information under b) where it relates to a personal/home address not provided.  The Licensing team does not record d)

None
4378 23.11.16 Indicators of street cleanliness for the local authorities streets (eg. NI195, BV199a) and other indicators for 2014/15 and 2009/10

Applicant advised that the Council does not record the information as there is no longer a requirement to do so; therefore we were unable to provide the applicant with the information they seek

None
4379 07.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 7RE

Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal

None
4380 08.11.16 Self build and custom house building – information about registers and land availability

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4381 08.11.16  Self build and custom house building – number of register registrations as of 31 October 16

Information provided to the applicant, where held

None
4382 01.11.16 Council spend on Christmas decorations/lights in 2015 and 2016

Applicant advised that the Council contributes £5,000 each year to Barnstaple Town Centre Management (BTCM) which goes towards the Christmas lights in Barnstaple.

Applicant advised to contact BTCM direct for details regarding spend associated with the Christmas Lights switch on events and the booking of any individual(s), as this information is not held by the Council

None
4383  07.11.16  Council use of IVR telephone systems by Private Hire Operators  The Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing policy does not specifically mention IVR telephone systems, either to permit or restrict them.  The Council has never dealt with a request from a private hire operator to utilise such a system and therefore their use has never been fully considered by the Council   None 
4384 10.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0EY Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4385 10.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX33 1BL Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4386 09.11.16 1. Average time taken to validate planning applications between 1 April and 31 October 2016. 2. Average time taken to complete pre application enquiries between 1 April and 31 October 2016

Applicant provided with the following information in response to the request:

1. Nine

2. 22

None
4387  07.11.16  Information regarding empty property relief relating to DJ's Sports Bar, Ilfracombe  Some information provided to the applicant and some withheld where it related to personal information/identifies individual(s) Section 40 of Act 
4388  03.11.16  Copy of communication that was anonymously sent the Planning unit regarding application 61514, regarding the main water location Information provided to the applicant None 
4389 10.11.16 Provision of Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learning Management Systems (LMS) and E-Learning Information provided to the applicant, where held None
4390 22.11.16 Council use of in house/external enforcement agents Information provided to the applicant, where held and also provided with a link to the Council’s Contracts Register where the terms of the enforcement agent contracts are available Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4391 08.11.16 Copies of all completion notices for the purposes of Business Rates (NNDR) since 1 January 2015 Information refused as to provide would require a manual search of every business rate account held by the authority (5,322 as at 1 October 2016) and would exceed the cost limit of 18 hours Section 12 of Act
4392  07.11.16  The Council's use of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) covering the last five calendar years Information provided to the applicant, where held  None 
4393  08.11.16 Council spend on external law firms and barristers over last two financial years Information provided to the applicant None 
4394  15.11.16  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3BN Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None 
4395 15.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0HU Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4396 16.11.16 Number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued for contravention 83 (parked outside of bay) that have been pursued the Traffic Penalty Tribunal for the last 3 years, and the number found in favour of the Council and the number in favour of the recipient of the notice Applicant advised that from the data held from 1 January 2013 until the present day, all Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) records have been checked.  Out of the 97 cases that went to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal during this period, seven were for contravention 86 (out of marked bay).  Of this, four were found in favour of the Council and three were found in favour of the recipient of the notice. None
4397  10.11.16  Full list of Business and Charities that became liable for business rates between 25 October and 10 November 2016, including Business Name, Address, Liable Party, Date responsibility started and Property Type

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

Business and Charities that became liable for business rates between 25 October and 10 November 2016

 

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4398  21.11.16  CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 8BT Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4399 30.11.16 Number of mandatory Houses in Multiple Occupation, additional HMO and selective licences have been issued in each of the last five calendar years (2011-2015), the average length of time to process each type, and number of applications that are up to 3 months old, 3-6 months old, 7-12 months old, older than 1 year, where a licence has not been issued Information provided to the applicant, where held.  Applicant advised that the council’s Private Sector Housing team only deals with mandatory licensing and not selective licensing, therefore the information provided relates only to mandatory licensing None
4401  16.11.16  Application numbers and waiting lists regarding Council’s Housing Register Information provided to the applicant, where held.  Applicant directed to Devon Home Choice website for some of the information Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4402  23.11.16  CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 8ER Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None 
4403 23.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2LH Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4404 23.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 2EF Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4405 23.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3BL Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4406 23.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 9FB Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4407  28.11.16  The total value (in either case or best estimate of monetary value) of Section 106 agreements reached over the last five years, broken down by year The information was refused as it would require an officer to manually search through each and every S106 agreement (208 in total for the five year period) to determine the total value for each year Section 12 of Act 
4408  16.11.16  Public Health Funeral information from 1 August 2016 to date

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

Public Health Funeral information from 1 August 2016 to date

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act 
4409  25.11.16  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 
4410  17.11.16  List of all non-domestic properties with a rateable value between £1,000 and £50,000 that have not been awarded Small Business Rate Relief

Applicant directed to the Council’s Open Data Page where non domestic rate information is published and updated on a quarterly basis:

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
4411  21.11.16  Christmas Light Switch On 2016  Applicant directed to Barnstaple Town Centre Management which is responsible for the Christmas Lights switch on event in Barnstaple None 
4412  22.11.16  Amount of money spent by the Council on bird control measures (pigeons) in each of last three financial years, providing details of the types of control measures used  

Information provided to the applicant:

£162.00 to install spikes to the top of a heater unit

£69.00 to repair netting
None 
4413  23.11.16  CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0PL Applicant provided with some of the information, and also directed to Devon County Council None 
4414  23.11.16  CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3EW Applicant provided with some of the information, and also directed to Devon County Council  None 
4415 28.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 0EY Some information provided to the applicant. Applicant also directed to the Council’s website and other external authorities None
4416 30.11.16 Cost of a) bed and breakfast hotels and b) temporary accommodation used to accommodate households under the 1996 Housing Act in each year from 2009/10 to 2015/16 Applicant provided with the link the Council’s Open Data page where the information regarding the cost of temporary accommodation to the Council for the years requested Sections 16 and 21 of Act
4417  22.11.16  Information regarding Alternative Weekly Collections   Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4418  22.11.16  On Street Parking information  Applicant directed to Devon County Council as they are the responsible authority for On Street parking None 
4421 30.11.16 CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 8NZ Applicant advised that there is no information to reveal None
4427  28.11.16  Social Housing data covering last 3 years Information provided to the applicant, where held in relation to the Devon Home Choice register which is managed by the authority None 
4432  30.11.16  List of all public houses/pub restaurants including addresses with rateable values between £100 and £12,000 who do not currently receive Small Business Rate Relief

Applicant advised that the information is published within the business rates datasets:

business rates datasets

and the Council’s published food register can also assist in identifying the required premises/businesses

Sections 16 and 21 of Act 
4435  30.11.16  Does the Council have a Child Sexual Exploitation Team, when was it formed, has it been expanded, number of staff etc Information provided to the applicant, where held None 
4438 30.11.16 Public Health Funeral information

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

public health funeral information

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act