FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

06 March 2019

Please provide the following information:

 

1. The sum of costs awarded by your authority to appellants that have made successful applications for appeal in planning cases in the years: a) 2015 b) 2016 c) 2017 and d) 2018, excluding residential property planning appeals.

 

Please provide the itemisation of the above sums by planning case including planning application number, application date and costs.

 

 

2. The sum of money (referring to spend on officer time, on barristers and other legal professionals, on other experts, on venues and as a contribution to overheads plus any other associated costs) spent by your authority preparing for and during planning appeal inquiries in the years a) 2015 b) 2016 c) 2017 and d) 2018, excluding residential property planning appeals.

 

Please provide the itemisation of the above sums by planning case including planning application number, application date and costs.



East Herts Council Response

06 March 2019

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

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

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

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

03 April 2019

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

Please provide the following information:

1. The sum of costs awarded by your authority to appellants that have made successful applications for appeal in planning cases in the years: a) 2015 b) 2016 c) 2017 and d) 2018, excluding residential property planning appeals.

Please provide the itemisation of the above sums by planning case including planning application number, application date and costs.

2. The sum of money (referring to spend on officer time, on barristers and other legal professionals, on other experts, on venues and as a contribution to overheads plus any other associated costs) spent by your authority preparing for and during planning appeal inquiries in the years a) 2015 b) 2016 c) 2017 and d) 2018, excluding residential property planning appeals.

Please provide the itemisation of the above sums by planning case including planning application number, application date and costs.

 

Information requested provided below. Please note that our records show that only two appeals are relevant.  

 

Application - 3/15/1080/FUL
Address - Home Farm, Munden Road, Dane End, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0LL
Proposal - Construction of an agricultural lagoon and access road.
Costs - No costs awarded to appellants. Officer time and other costs not recorded separately for appeals during this time.

 

 

Application - 3/15/1725/FUL
Address - Elmfield Stables, Thirty Acre Farm, Broadfield, Throcking, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9RD
Proposal - Change of use to a mix of Gypsy and Traveller residential with the siting of a single caravan, and grazing for horses, together with the development of replacement stables
Costs - No costs awarded to appellants. Officer time and other costs not recorded separately for appeals during this time.

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.