FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

31 May 2019

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your Planning Department, regarding your current (5-year) housing land supply position and in regard to your current local plan (status):

 

1) a copy of your current "five year housing land supply" position statement. If you cannot provide a current housing land supply position statement, please provide the most recent document illustrating your district’s housing land supply position.

 

2) a copy of, or hyperlink, to your current (adopted) local plan and the date it was adopted.

 

3) The same information for any Site Allocations, Development Management Policy Plan, or similar “Local Plan part 2” document which forms part of the “local plan” alongside a core strategy (or similar).

 

4) If your plan is more than 5 years old, please let me know if this plan has been reviewed and is therefore seen as “up-to-date”.

 

5) If your plan period has ended, or if the plan is more than five years old and has not been reviewed, please let me know if you are currently working on a plan review and/or if you are still using the policies of the plan, which already passed its plan period, for the determination of planning applications.

 

Please provide the information in the form of the document including this information or a hyperlink to your website where the document can be found.



East Herts Council Response

03 June 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

28 June 2019

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

1) a copy of your current "five year housing land supply" position statement. If you cannot provide a current housing land supply position statement, please provide the most recent document illustrating your district’s housing land supply position.

 

The Council’s latest housing supply position is set out in the AMR 2017/2018 9 - https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/amr

The 2018/19 AMR and an up-to-date housing land supply position will be published in September/October 2019.

 

2) a copy of, or hyperlink, to your current (adopted) local plan and the date it was adopted.

 

The East Herts District Plan was adopted on 23 October 2018 - https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/districtplan

 

3) The same information for any Site Allocations, Development Management Policy Plan, or similar “Local Plan part 2” document which forms part of the “local plan” alongside a core strategy (or similar).

 

Not Applicable

 

4) If your plan is more than 5 years old, please let me know if this plan has been reviewed and is therefore seen as “up-to-date”.

 

Not Applicable

 

5) If your plan period has ended, or if the plan is more than five years old and has not been reviewed, please let me know if you are currently working on a plan review and/or if you are still using the policies of the plan, which already passed its plan period, for the determination of planning applications.

 

Not Applicable

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.