FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

31 October 2018

~~Dear Sirs


Can you kindly assist with the following FOI Request


Please can you supply the following information for the past 3 to 5 years for

1 Annual Budget/Spend on providing accommodation/pitches for Travellers

2 Annual Budget/spend on Social or Rented Accommodation (Council Hosing) for the rest of the population

3 Annual spend on repairs and clearing up after Travellers have illegally camped

4Ttoal number of Travellers Camps/Pitches

5 Current number of illegal Travellers camps/pitches  

6 Budgeted Income (Rent Rates etc) v actual income from Travellers Pitches

7 Number of Planning violations by Travellers last 3 to 5 years

8 Number of prosecutions v Question 7

9 Number of Appeals v Question 8

10 Number of judgements from the Planning inspectorate finding in favour of the Travellers in the last 5 year re Question 9

11 Number of Planning violations by the rest of the population ( excluding Travellers) last 3 to 5 years

12 Number of Planning Appeals v Question 11

13 Number of judgements from the Planning inspectorate finding in favour of the Applicant in the last 5 year re Question 12

14 Approximate Annual  Legal cost incurred in Travellers cases with regards to Questions 8,9,10,11,12,,13 etc



East Herts Council Response

05 November 2018

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

 

~~In response:

Q1 - nil

Q2 - nil - the Council does not own or manage any social or rented accommodation

Q3 - nil

Q4 - 4 sites containing 31 pitches in total, Travelling Showpeople: 1 site containing 28 pitches

Q5 - 1

Q6 - not applicable, none of the above sites/ pitches are owned or operated by the Council

Q7 - 1

Q8 - nil

Q9 - nil

Q10 - nil

Q11 - 62 (Number of planning enforcement formal actions in the period 2013 - 2018)

Q12 - 18

Q13 - 2

q14- £6,000 (for 2018/19)

 

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.