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6995 13.03.20

Fly Tipping

1. What is the full and discounted price for a fly-tipping (S33 EPA 1990) FPN?
2. How many FPNs issued under s33 EPA 1990 for fly-tipping?
3. How many FPN paid for fly-tipping? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 4. how many prosecutions undertaken for fly-tipping

Business Duty of Care

1. What is the full and discounted price for a failure to provide transfer notes (S34 EPA 1990) FPN?
2. How many business duty of care inspections did you complete?
3. How many notices issued under s34 EPA 1990 to businesses asking them to produce waste transfer notes
4. How many FPNs issued under s34 EPA 1990 for failing to provide waste transfer notes?
5. How many FPN paid for failing to provide waste transfer notes? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 6. How many prosecutions undertaken for failing to provide waste transfer notes?

Commercial Waste

1. What is the full and discounted price for a failure to comply with s47 EPA 1990 notice FPN?
2. How many notices issued to businesses under s47 EPA 1990 - Commercial Waste Receptacles?
3. How many FPNs issued to businesses for failing to comply with a s47 EPA 1990 notice?
4. How many FPN paid for failing to comply with a s47 notice? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 5. How many prosecutions undertaken for failing to comply with a section 47 EPA 1990 notice

Household Duty of Care

1. What is the full and discounted price for a household duty of care (s34 2A EPA 1990) FPN?
2. How many FPNs issued under s34 2A for householder duty of care?
3. How many FPN paid for s34 2A household duty of care? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 4. How many prosecutions undertaken for householder duty of care?

Waste Carrier

1. What is the full and discounted price for a failure to produce a waste carrier licence (s.5C(3) Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989) FPN?
2. How many FPNs issued under for failing to produce a Waste Carrier Licence?
3. How many FPN paid for failing to produce a waste carrier licence? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 4. How many prosecutions undertaken for failing to produce a waste carrier licence?

1. What is the full and discounted price for a failure to produce waste transfer notes as a waste carrier (s.73A EPA 1990) FPN?
2. How many FPNs issued under for failing to produce Waste Transfer Notes as a Waste Carrier?
3. How many FPN paid for failing to produce waste transfer notes as a waste carrier? (Could you break the figure down into full payment and discounted payment. (I do not want the revenue, just figures) 4. How many prosecutions undertaken for failing to produce Waste Transfer Notes as a Waste Carrier?

PACE Interview

1. How many doorstep interviews did the authority complete?
2. How many recorded interviews did the authority complete?
3. How many section 108 notices did the authority issue?
4. How many of the issued section 108 notices were breached?

Fly tipping (unauthorised deposit of waste on land)

1. £400 full, £320 discounted
2. Five
3. One full, four discounted
4. One

Business Duty of Care (waste transfer notes)

1. £300 full, £240 discounted
2. 0
3. 0
4. Two
5. Two

Commercial Waste (waste receptacle offence)

1. £110 full, £88 discounted
2. 0
3. 0
4. 0
5. 0
Household Duty of Care

1. Not Applicable
2. 0
3. 0
4. 0

Waste Carrier (waste carrier licence and waste transfer notes as carriers)

1. £300 full, £240 discounted
2. 0
3. 0
4. 0

PACE Interview

1. 0
2. 0
3. 0
4. 0

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7001 02.03.20 Contaminated Land enquiry at Roffs Cottage, EX31 4HY

Applicant provided with map and contaminated land report in Excel format (available upon request) and also advised that the Council does not hold any other records regarding potentially contaminated land in this area. Recommend that the applicant also contact the Environment Agency and Devon County Council regarding any information they may hold in relation to the site or the land in the vicinity

North Devon Council has not yet fully inspected its area to identify sites of contaminated land as required by Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. As such, it is not possible to say whether or not this site will be classified under this legislation. At this time, it is considered unlikely that this site would be the subject

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7022 06.03.20 A list of facilities and spaces including: sport centres, leisure centres, swimming baths, gymnasiums, bowls greens, cricket greens, outdoor courts, and outdoor activity spaces, which have been transferred through a process of Community Asset Transfer and were previously owned by the local authority, during the last 25 years

The Council does not have a Community Asset Transfer policy, therefore it has not transferred anything under a Community Asset Transfer since it began in 2007

The Council has reviewed the guidance as set out via the ‘My Community’ website (provided to the applicant) which is the transfer of public assets, at less than best value, to community bodies, to bring them into productive use. According to the guidance this started in 2007 (and Wellbeing powers were only introduced in 2000) therefore, although the request is asking for information going back the last 25 years, the Community Asset Transfer did not exist prior to 2007

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7024 06.03.20

Information held on cases of sexual activity by people potentially in positions of trust that are not currently covered by legislation in the UK. The information requested should be held by the Council’s Designated Officer/Local Authority Designated Officer. Please confirm the area your figures cover

Please could you provide the following information for the last four years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019):
- how many cases were known about which related to sexual activity by a person who was potentially in a Position of Trust that is not currently covered by legislation with a 16 or 17 year old?

- of these cases, in how many was the role of the individual known and recorded?

- how many cases involved sports coaches or people working in sport?

- for those cases where the role was known and recorded, please categorise by the activity (eg sport, religion/faith, transport)?

- what is the process of reporting and recording cases by your LADO/DO?

Applicant advised that this does not fall within the remit of the District Council

The Devon County Council website advises that a Local Authority Designated Officer is someone who works with Children’s Services and gives advice and guidance to employers, organisations and other individuals about the behaviour of an adult who works with children and young people. As Children’s Services falls under the remit of Devon County Council, they will be the appropriate holder of this information:

accesstoinformation-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

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7027 02.03.20

The number of funerals undertaken in your local council crematoriums between 2009 – 2019, categorized by:

- whether the funeral was non-religious or religious
- the age group of the deceased (Under 18, 18-65, 65 and over)

Applicant provided with some of the requested information in Excel format (available upon request)

Legislation requires the Cremation Register to record each cremation. When the Crematorium system was computerised, religious information was recorded for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The team does not currently record details of those cremations that were religious

The age groups that the team records are ‘Under 16’ and ’16 and over’, which is reflected in the spreadsheet, from 2012 onwards. However, for the years 2009 – 2011 the ages of the deceased are recorded in the Crematorium Registers (bound paper documents) which can be made available for inspection by appointment at the Crematorium in Barnstaple

In order for the Crematorium staff to go through the hard copy registers and identify, locate, retrieve and collate the required information would mean that over 4,000 entries would need to be examined. It has been estimated that an officer would be able to check and record the information of approximately 2-3 records from the registers per minute and therefore in total it would take an officer between 22 and 33 hours to provide this information and therefore exceeds the 18 hour cost limit under Section 12 of the Act

Section 12 of Act
7033 10.03.20

1. A list of vehicles owned or leased to the council. Please include; registration mark (or year made, if preferable), fleet number (if used), make and model and body type

2. Identify which vehicles are owned and which are leased

3. Name, position and email address of the staff responsible for these vehicles, together with the telephone number for the department

4. The estimated amount of spend (£) on diesel/petrol per annum and the cost split between owned and leased vehicles

Applicant provided with two Excel spreadsheets (available upon request). With regarding the Operations spreadsheet, none of these vehicles are leased. All Parking vehicles are leased

Environmental Health and Housing (Community Protection) - (owned) one Vauxhall Astra 1.4i Exclusiv 98 - 1998

Environmental Health and Housing (Environmental Protection) - (Owned) two Ford Transit Connect vehicles – both 2016 and one Renault Kangoo - 2009 (leased/hired)

3. As follows:

Operations - Paul Burton, Service Manager
Refuse and Recycling
wasteandrecyclingservices@northdevon.gov.uk
01271 374776

Parking - Nicola Keyworth-Wright, Parking Manager
Parking Office
parkingoffice@northdevon.gov.uk
01271 327711

Environmental Heath - Andy Cole, Service Lead
Environmental Protection
envhealthandhousing@northdevon.gov.uk
01271 388870

4. Operations

Owned vehicles estimated £320,000
Leased vehicles estimated £ 11,250

Parking - Fuel spend for 2019 (All leased) 
Cash Van = £3,609.49
CEO Vans = £3,904.26

Environmental Health - Community Protection - estimated annual spend is between £1,500 and £2,000 (owned vehicle)

Environmental Protection - 2018/19 spend -£3,281.59 two owned vehicles and one leased/hired). A breakdown of the spend against leased and owned are not held, however it is estimated that one third of the 2018/19 amount is for the leased/hired vehicle and two thirds of the spend for the owned vehicles

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7036 02.03.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX39 4LN Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7040 11.03.20

1. A list of any zoos currently operating in the area and whether or not those zoos are subject to any dispensations under s.14 of the Act

2. For any zoos which have been granted a dispensation under s.14 of the Zoo Licensing Act, advise of the date when the zoo’s dispensation status was assessed to ensure that it is still relevant

3. For every zoo for which such information is held, provide the following for the period 1st January 2016 to the present date:

a) Current and historic zoo licences (including any conditions attached to the licences)

b) All zoo inspection reports (formal, informal and special)

c) Any available pre-inspection audits

d) All animal stocklists held by the council

e) Copies of any “Directions” issued to the zoo under s.16 of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 for failure to comply with licence conditions

1. The Council currently has the following premises operating in its area:

- Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
- Exmoor Zoological Park
- Ilfracombe Aquarium (Section 14 (2) dispensation held)

2. The relevance of the dispensation status for Ilfracombe Aquarium is considered during the inspections

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park had a periodic licence inspection on 7 January 2020 and the Secretary of State zoo inspectors report was issued to the premises on 4 March 2020 and so still currently within the 28 day consultation period, in which they are able to object to the proposed conditions of licence. Once the consultation period expires and the Council has an agreed any proposed conditions with the licence holder(s), the Council will be able to supply a copy of this

3. Applicant provided with all applicable information (where held) which is available upon request. Personal information/data redacted throughout in Accordance with Section 40 of the Act

Section 40 of Act
7042 04.03.20

How many litres of glyphosate were used by the Council (or any relevant contractors) across the area in each of the following years?

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015

2015 = 80 litres
2016 = 40 litres
2017 = 220 litres
2018 = 150 litres
2019 = 140 litres
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7045 18.03.20

1. The total number of service requests registered with the council for Anti-social Behaviour ONLY in the following years:

a) 2016/17
b) 2017/18
c) 2018/19

2. A breakdown of what types of Anti-social Behaviours were recorded in Q1a, 1b and 1c i and how many of each, in each financial year

3. Of all service requests in Q1 how many times did the council do the following? (Please respond for each financial year 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19)

a) an ASB Case Review
b) community protection notices
c) public spaces protection orders
d) fines
e) Other (please specify)
f) No further action

4. How many complaints has the Council received due to the councils handling of a service request of Anti-social Behaviour

a) 2016/17
b) 2017/18
c) 2018/19

1.2016/17 = 18
2017/18 = 19
2018/19 = 19

2. 2016/17:
Rough Sleepers = 5
Rowdy, disruptive behaviour = 1
Harassment Residential = 1
Boundary fencing issues = 1
Nuisance behaviour, persons = 5
Personal abuse, residential = 1
Boy racers = 2
Nuisance behaviour, neighbours = 1
Drunken behaviour = 1

2017/18:
Boy racers = 1
Neighbour dispute = 1
Harassment, individual = 5
Nuisance behaviour, persons = 3
Rough sleepers = 3
Nuisance behaviour, neighbours = 3
Drunken behaviour = 3

2018/19:
Begging = 1
Rough sleepers = 3
Roudy, disruptive behaviour = 2
Harassment, individual = 2
Nuisance behaviour, persons = 4
Nuisance behaviour, neighbours = 2
Urinating, defecating = 1
Drunken behaviour = 4

3.2016/17:
Informal action = 2
Notice served = 1
Advisory letter sent = 2
No action taken = 5
Referred to another body = 2
Referred to police station = 1 /
Written warning = 1
Verbal advice given = 2
Complaint dealt by email = 1
Outstanding – 1

2017/18:
Advising letter sent = 1
No action taken = 2
Referred to another body = 3
Referred to police station = 3
Verbal advice given = 6
Complainant to contact = 1
Complaint withdrawn = 1
Complainant advised = 1
Outstanding = 1

2018/19:
Letter 2 issued = 1
Court action = 1
No action taken = 3
Referred to another body = 5
Referred to police station = 3
Written warning = 1
Verbal advice given = 1
Complainant advised = 1
Complaint dealt by email = 2
Referred to another unit = 1

4.2016/17= 1
  2017/18 = 0
  2018/19 = 0

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7049 02.03.20 CON29 information relating to a property in EX16 8FD Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7050 20.03.20 All job roles/titles and the salary associated with each role for employees working in the waste and recycling services and the housing sector with the headcount per job role/title Information provided to the applicant in both Word and Excel formats, which is available upon request None
7053 04.03.20

1. A copy of the complete current local authority Register of Interest for all elected politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format such as a CSV file, including any additional information that may not be published on your website

2. If the Council holds records relating to historical registers of interest for current and former elected politicians I would be grateful if you could also supply them

3. A copy of the complete current local authority Gifts and Hospitality Registers for all elected politicians in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, including any data that may not be published on your website

4. If the Council holds historical records of gifts or hospitality received for former elected politicians I would be grateful if you could also supply them

5. If held, a copy of the separate register of interests that records those declared at meetings, also in a machine-readable spreadsheet format. Again, if you hold historical records of declarations that may not be published on your website, please supply details

Councillors register of interests forms are uploaded for each Councillor on our website. You will need to click on each Councillor as listed in order to view the information: https://democracy.northdevon.gov.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1

Parish Councillor register of interests are uploaded for each Parish Councillor on the website. You will need to click on each Councillor in order to view the information: https://democracy.northdevon.gov.uk/mgParishCouncilDetails.aspx?bcr=1

The Council does not record the information centrally in the format of a spreadsheet and therefore we are unable to supply you with this information in CSV format

You will also see that for Gifts and Hospitality, this information is also available via the published Councillor profile for each current Councillor via the same link as above

The team does hold some forms of former Councillors Gifts and Hospitality going back to 2013, however these are can only be supplied in PDF format as attached (available upon request), as the information is not recorded centrally in the format of a spreadsheet and therefore we are unable to supply you with information in CSV format

Lastly, declarations at meetings can also be viewed through the Councillor profile published on the website, via the links provided above. Again, this information is not recorded centrally in the format of a spreadsheet and therefore we are unable to supply you with information in CSV format

Section 16 and 21 of Act
7055 06.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3WG

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7060 03.03.20

Copy of Food Inspection Report for Anatolia, Boutport Street, Barnstaple - 29.01.20

Copies of the inspection (29.01.20) and re-visit (27.02.20) inspection forms provided, with some personal data redacted throughout Section 40 of Act
7062 24.03.20

External whistleblowing

 

 

Referred to Whistleblowing policy on the Council’s website:

https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/council/feedback-complaints-whistleblowing-and-insurance/whistleblowing/

The Council does not maintain a further policy for external whistleblowers

Sections 16 and 21 of Act
7063 02.03.20

A list of how many residential buildings with aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding there are in the local authority area, supplying the following details on each of these buildings:

• The number of storeys
• The name of the building
• Whether the building has sprinklers
• Whether the building contains social housing and the percentage
• Whether the building has a team of “waking watch” fire wardens in place – and if so, how many, on what shifts
• If the building has fire wardens what the cost paid for the service is:

1.Per shift
2.Per annum to the company
3.The cost paid so far since contracting wardens
4.How long the contract is for
5.The name of the contracted company
6.A copy of the contract, with all commercially sensitive data redacted

Also, all documents and correspondence including emails, relating to the cost of fire wardens and any quotes supplied for the removal of ACM cladding

The Council does not maintain a record of the information sought. Further to this, the applicant was advised that the Council no longer has a housing stock of its own; this was transferred to North Devon Homes Ltd, 21 February 2000 None
7064 03.02.20 Copy of Food Inspection Report dated 05.02.20 for Han Court Chinese Restaurant, Fremington Copies of the inspection (05.02.20) and re-visit (28.02.20) inspection forms provided, with some personal data redacted throughout Section 40 of Act
7065 03.02.20 Copy of Food Inspection Report dated 05.02.20 for Han Court Chinese Restaurant, Fremington, and also details of any re-visit(s) Copies of the inspection (05.02.20) and re-visit (28.02.20) inspection forms provided, with some personal data redacted throughout Section 40 of Act
7067 13.03.20

1. The Council's total energy bill, including the cost of street lighting, for each of the financial years - 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

2. The Council's total printing bill, for each of the financial years
- 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

3. The number of new street trees that the Council has planted for each of the financial years - 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

1. The following costs do not include Street Lighting which falls under the remit of Devon County Council:

2016/17 - Electric = £132,786.97
                Heating oil = £6,045.00
                Gas = £7,962.28

2017/18 - Electric = £141,829.47
                Heating oil = £4,604.00
                Gas = £7746.15

2018/19 - Electric = £168,103.40
                Heating oil = £6,127.41
                Gas = £6,065.74

2. As follows:

Print Room - 2016/17 = £,5,455.22
                   2017/18 = £3,788.13
                   2018/19 = £4,841.21

ICT (MFDs, Printers) –
2016/17 – Printer click charges = £11,144.45
                Rental/Hire = £25,429.46

2017/18 - Printer click charges = £12,442.47
                Rental/Hire = £17,824.58

2018/19 – Printer click charges = £7,576.22
                Rental/Hire = £9,951.08

Council Tax - Annual Billing

2016/17 = £10,564
2017/18 = £12,970
2018/19 = £14,513

3. Any costs associated with Street Lighting and the planting of new street trees will be held by Devon County Council as this falls under their remit (Highways): accesstoinformation-mailbox@devon.gov.uk

None
7069 13.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3TW

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

None
7070  

Contract information relating to following information:
1. Standard Firewall (Network) - Firewall service protects your corporate Network from unauthorised access and other Internet security threats

2. Anti-virus Software Application - Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove software viruses, and other malicious software like worms, trojans, adware, and more

3. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement - is a volume licensing package offered by Microsoft

For each of the different types of cyber security services please provide:

1. Who is the existing supplier for this contract?
2. What does the organisation annual spend for each of contract?
3. What is the description of the services provided for each contract? Please do not just state firewall.
4. Primary Brand (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 1 and 2)
5. What is the expiry date of each contract?
6. What is the start date of each contract?
7. What is the contract duration of contract?
8. The responsible contract officer for each of the contracts above? Full name, job title, contact number and direct email address.
9. Number of Licenses (ONLY APPLIES TO CONTRACT 3)

1. Please refer to the Council’s Contract’s Register for this information: https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/ViewContractDetails?contractId=2c2a228a-1a95-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21&p=696a9836-1895-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21

2. As 1 above

3. As 1 above

4. The Council considers that this element of the request, given that it relates to the Council’s ICT security and the protection of the Council’s systems, engages the exemption at Section 31(1)(a) prejudicial to law enforcement which states information is exempt if its disclosure under the Act would or would likely to prejudice the prevention or detection of crime

When the Council releases information to an individual pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, it is effectively releasing it into the public domain for all to see, that includes those who may not have genuine and honest reasons for wanting to see the information and maybe seeking the information in order to identify, expose or take advantage of potential weaknesses in the Council’s specific ICT security software and hardware, in order to cause intended damage to the Council’s systems or theft of information held. The Council operates a multi layered approach to ICT security. One of these layers is to obfuscate information that could be used to comprise network security

It is considered that the release of the details of the software and hardware brands used by the Council could jeopardise the integrity of the Council’s systems via current or future vulnerabilities. Revealing the Council’s security counter measures means that potential hackers would have an advantage in identifying, or being able to easily find potential vulnerabilities for those software and hardware brands and accordingly weaken the Council’s security controls

The Council concludes that the public interest in preventing crime from being committed outweighs the public interest in releasing the information

5. As 1 above and also as follows:

1. 20/05/2020
2. 05/06/2020
3. 21/08/2020
4. 28/07/2020
5. 28/07/2020
6. 01/09/2020
7. 13/03/2021

6. As 1 above and also as follows:

1. 20/05/2019
2. 05/06/2019
3. 21/08/2019
4. 28/07/2019
5. 28/07/2019
6. 01/09/2019
7. 13/03/2020

7. As 1 above

8. As 1 above

2.1 Please refer to the Council’s Contract’s Register for this information: https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/ViewContractDetails?contractId=0098c380-1a95-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21&p=696a9836-1895-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21

2. As 1 above

3. As 1 above

4. As 4 above

5. As 1 above

6. As 1 above

7. As 1 above

8. As 1 above

3. Please refer to the Council’s Contract’s Register for this information: 

https://procontract.due-north.com/ContractsRegister/ViewContractDetails?contractId=bdfbfb0e-c752-e811-80eb-005056b64545&p=696a9836-1895-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21

2. As 1 above

3. As 1 above

4. Not Applicable

5. As 1 above

6. As 1 above

7. As 1 above

8. As 1 above

9. 420 Licences

Sections 16, 21 and 31 of Act
7073 06.03.20

How many cases have been forwarded by the council to the Home Office's Rough Sleeper Support Service (RSSS) since it was established?

Please break this down by the date of the referral and any other information that can be provided about each individual who was referred

The Council has not referred any cases to the Home Offices Rough Sleeper Support Service (RSSS) since it was established None
7074 09.03.20

The number of pieces of "casework" raised by each councillor with the authority since May 3rd 2019 - as a list with the number of queries each councillor has logged. Please include all queries officially logged by each councillor - whether on behalf of a resident or where the councillor has raised the query on his or her own account

(Often these are known as "member enquiries")

Applicant advised that the Council’s Member Service team does not record this information None
7076 13.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3QN

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information None
7077 23.03.20

1. The total number of works of art owned by the local authority

2. The estimated total value

3. The number of works currently on display

4. How many works of art have been donated by the local authority over the past five years?

5. How many works of art have been leased by the local authority over the past five years and the total revenue

6. How many works of art have been sold by the local authority over the past five years and the total proceeds from any sales

7. The cost to the local authority of maintaining its art collection for the financial year 2018/19, including any costs for insurance, conservation and insurance

1. The Council’s museum fine art collection includes 54 oil paintings, 34 watercolors, 4 other media and 42 drawings at present. There are an additional 242 works in our possession held on long term loan from two trusts, the North Devon Athenaeum and Royal Devon Yeomanry. We hold one sculpture and one artist-created digital film. These figures do not include photographs, plasterwork, ceramics, furniture, silverware etc. which are not considered to be part of our fine art collections. There are 11 pieces of sculpture which have been photographed by Art UK which are now considered art, 7 plaster, 1 wooden, 3 clay

2. None of the council-owned works listed above are individually valued for insurance purposes as they are not individually worth more than £10,000. An estimate of the maximum total value of the council-owned artworks listed above is £30,000

3. There are currently 21 paintings on display in the museum, with 7 sculpture which were also photographed for Art UK Sculpture project

4. None

5. None

6. None

7. We are able to give figures for entire collection, however we cannot subdivide this into art. The museums care of collection budget of £2496.27 covers the care of our art collection, along with the museum’s collection. The insurance cost for the museum and the collection was £6412.34, we do not have separated costs for our art collection

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7078 20.03.20

In the context of the provisions of the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended:

• With regards to the register of those who have expressed an interest in acquiring plots for their own self build or custom housebuilding, please provide the number of entries on the register (Part 1 and 2 separately) for -

- first base period (up to 30.10.2016)
- second base period (up to 30.10.2017)
- third base period (up to 30.10.2018)
- to date for the fourth base period

• Please confirm as to whether the Council, by 30 October 2019, have granted suitable development permission in respect of enough serviced plots of land to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising in the first base period

• Please provide a list of the reference numbers of the applications considered to constitute suitable development permission in respect of such serviced plots to meet the demand

• Is it possible to provide a list of s.106 agreements associated with the 'suitable development applications' containing provisions to ensure that proposed dwellings on the consented sites/serviced plots would meet the definition of self-build or custom housebuilding?

Information provided to the applicant in Word document format, which is available upon request

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7079 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX16 8FD

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7080 20.03.20

The number of other properties the Council has sanctioned with a S106 Local Needs Agreement over the last 10 years

34 local needs dwellings have been granted planning permission since 1 April 2010. This is in addition to application number 48990

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7081 27.03.20

1 a) Does the Council have a multi-agency suicide prevention partnership in place? Please answer either Yes or No

1 b) Please give details as to the partnership(s) in place?

2 a) Who has the Council identified as being at-risk of suicide in its area? Please be specific in your answer by providing details such as gender, age, ethnicity and socio-economic status etc.

2 b) How does the Council’s Suicide Prevention Plan target the above group(s)?

3 a) What data does the Council collect on attempted suicides in your area?

3 b) Is this data shared? Please answer either Yes or No

3 c) Which organisations is this data shared with? Please list them

4 a) How is the Council supporting those people bereaved, or affected by, a suspected suicide?

4 b) How is the Council supporting women, aged 10 and above?

5 a) Has the Council identified high-frequency suicide locations? Please answer either Yes or No

5 b) What steps have been considered or taken to reduce the risk of suicide at such locations?

6 a) How much money has been allocated to suicide prevention each financial year, since
the launch of the Council’s Suicide Prevention Plan, until 2018/19?

6 b) How much money of said budget has been spent and unspent in each financial year?

6 c) How much money of said budget has been spent and unspent in each financial year
to support the at-risk group(s) identified in Q2 a)?

6 d) A full breakdown of how the Council spent suicide prevention funds in each financial year?

7 a)How much money has the Council allocated to mental health generally in each

financial year, since the launch of your Suicide Prevention Plan, until 2018/19?

7b. How much money of said budget has been spent and unspent in each financial year?

1. a) No, but the District Council does receive updates from Devon County Council’s alliance, as they are the responsible authority leading on suicide prevention.

2. a) N/A    b) N/A

3. a) No, the district Council does not, please refer to Devon County Council for this information:

b) N/A       c) N/A

4. a) The district Council would signpost individuals to specialist agencies or charities if a customer disclosed issues around bereavement

b) N/A

5. a) No    b) N/A

6. a) N/A   b) N/A   c) N/A   d) N/A

7. a) N/A   b) N/A

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7082 30,03.20

For as far back as records are held, or from 2007 to date, a list of Pollution Prevention and Control Enforcement Notices (Part A2/B activities) with the reasons why and the address of the operation in the following formats in order of preference:

1. ESRI Shape File
2. GML
3. KML
4. Excel/csv (including Easting/Northing)

Applicant advised that the Council’s Environmental Protection team has carried out a search of its records held and as a result, confirms that no Pollution Prevention and Control Enforcement Notices have been issued by the Council to date

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7083 12.03.20

1. For purposes of decision-taking (determining planning applications), is the Authority currently able to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites (with the appropriate buffer, as set out in paragraph 73 of the National Planning Policy Framework?

2. What is the level (expressed in years) of the council’s current supply of deliverable housing sites?

3. What is the appropriate buffer applicable to the council’s supply?

4. Has a Planning Inspector or Inspectors confirmed, rejected or determined the current position referred to in Questions 1 and 2 in determining any appeals?

5. If so, would you please be kind enough to provide the appeal reference number(s)?

6. When is the authority’s new local development plan anticipated to be ready to be adopted?

https://consult.torridge.gov.uk/portal/planning/localplan/adoption/ under the heading Five Year Housing Land Supply is the joint North Devon and Torridge five year land supply position statement (which opens as a pdf). Most of the questions are answered in this document, with questions 1), 2) and 3) answered in the executive summary

4) and 5) NDC did not submit an Annual Position Statement for the Planning Inspectorate to consider in 2019. As at 11th March 2020 no North Devon Council appeals have been determined by the Planning Inspectorate relating to the five year housing land supply as set out in the Five Year Housing Land Supply Position Statement (November 2019). However, the five year land supply is joint with Torridge District Council, and TDC are currently awaiting a decision for an appeal at Land at Burwood Land and Caddywell Lane, Great Torrington reference: APP/W1145/W/19/3238460

6) The Council (jointly with Torridge DC) are starting to review our joint LDS which will set out the scope and timetable for preparation of future DPDs. The Local Plan will be reviewed within 5 years of adoption (Oct 2018) but it is too early to anticipate the timetable for preparation of any future Development Plan

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7084 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX34 7HQ

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7085 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3SA

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7086 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX32 8NN

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7087 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3TW

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7089 16.03.20

Applicant has the following queries about "tower blocks" which the Council owns, defining a "tower block" as being a block of flats which is ten storeys or more in height

1. How many of these blocks the Council owns

2. The total number of homes in these blocks - including those currently empty

3. The total spending on repairs and maintenance to these blocks for each of the following financial years: 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19

1. None
2. N/A
3. N/A

The Council's Housing stock was transferred to North Devon Homes Ltd, 21 February 2000

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7090 30.03.20

1. The number of incidents of upskirting that were reported to staff at council-funded leisure centres between April 2019 to present (Please name the leisure centre)

2. The number of upskirting incidents where police were then called to local leisure centres in the council because of upskirting

3. And what month these incidents took place

Please break down the information with the age of the victim, and gender of both the victim and perpetrator, if possible

1. Zero
2. Zero
3. N/A

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7091 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX31 3SX

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7092 20.03.20

CON29 information relating to a property in EX37 9NS

Applicant provided with the information, where held and also directed to the Council’s website for some of the information

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7093 17.03.20

A full and up to date list of business/charities that have become liable for business rates, on and between the 1 – 15 March 2020 including the following:

- the full business name and address
- the date the company became liable
- type of business premises/property type

Applicant advised that the Council is unable to provide the information sought in the format requested

The reporting element that is used by Revenues is only able to extract information on the day that a report is run, which then provides a snapshot as to how the accounts stand on that specific day. The system does not allow the team to select specific historic/past dates back over the years to run reports on to see which premises became liable for Non Domestic Rates. The system used by Revenues is a live system that is continually being updated

Instead, a comparison can be made between the datasets that are published on the Council’s website which provide a snapshot of the accounts held with the authority in October 2019 and January 2020:
https://www.northdevon.gov.uk/open-data/?ID=7ED2F924-B000-4771-B16B-181DB316F4E1&DS=4005

Applicant advised that the next update is due, in accordance with Section 22 of Act, in April 2020

Sections 16, 21 and 22 of Act
7095 20.03.20

Details of all animals requiring licensing under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 in North Devon:

1. How many animals of each species are covered under each licence.

2. For each licence, list all the species and the number of individuals covered and providing as much information as possible to enable the species to be identified

3. Any information relating to applications which were made and subsequently refused, and the reasons for refusal over the last 12 months

1 and 2. The Council’s Public Register via the following link confirms there are no Dangerous Wild Animals currently licenced:

https://licensing.northdevon.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/1/Operator/Search/17

3.There have been no applications made to the Council during the last 12 months

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7098 25.03.20 1. How many investigators are in your fraud investigation team?
2. Do you have a case management system used by the fraud investigation team?
3. If so who supplies it and what is the name of the system?
4. When does the contractual agreement to use the software expire?
5. What is the annual cost to use the system?
6. If you do not have a fraud investigation team, can you please inform me if you are part of a shared fraud investigation team, or if your fraud investigations are outsourced?
7. If they are outsourced can you please inform me who the fraud investigation is outsourced to?

1. None, the Council does not have a Fraud Investigation team. The Council did have a team approximately 4/5 years ago which was transferred to the DWP

2. N/A

3. N/A

4. N/A

5. N/A

6. N/A

7. N/A

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7101 25.03.20 Business Rate Credits and details of Business under 12K not in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief that qualify for the relief

The Council has made the decision to no longer publish or provide the details of individual business rates credits. Following careful consideration of the ICO decision for Wandsworth Council (FS50619844) and discussions with the Council’s Revenues team which holds this data, the Council considers that the continued publication of this data would be likely to prejudice the prevention and detection of crime and therefore the Council considers that this data is now exempt from disclosure under Section 31(1)(a)

Applicant directed to the Council’s Business Rates datasets that are published and updated quarterly:

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

The datasets does not recorded whether a business would qualify for SBRR; this would require the Revenues team to manually go through all accounts where SBRR is not claimed to determine if it would be eligible. As of 1 January 2020 the Revenues team had 2,718 accounts where SBRR was not claimed. A minimum of 5 minutes would be required to check each of the 2,718 accounts to determine if eligible for SBRR; therefore in total would take the team approximately 226.5 hours to provide this information in Excel format, which exceeds the 12 hour limit under Section 12 of the Act

Sections 12, 16, 21 and 31 of Act
7103 31.03.20

For the years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 please provide the following:

1. How much money has been spent on alcohol?

2. What was the purpose of events for which alcohol was purchased?

1. 2017/18 = Zero
2018/19 = Zero
2019/20 = Zero

2. N/A

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7104 31.03.20

The current number of registered animals licensed by the council under the The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

For the licenses granted, please provide the type of each animal - either by its common name or scientific name - as categorised by the The Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976
(https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/2465/schedule/made)

Applicant advised that the Council publishes a register of Dangerous Wild Animals on its website:

https://licensing.northdevon.gov.uk/PAforLalpacLIVE/1/Operator/Search/17

As the register does not contain any details, this confirms that the Council does not have any Dangerous Wild Animals in its area at this time

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