FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

23 August 2019

Q1.  How many retrospective applications for planning permission for a residential property did you receive in the following timeframes?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Total number of applications made for planning permission for development already carried out

 

 

 

 

Q2.  How many applications for planning permission for residential property development already carried out were refused in the following timeframes:

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Total number of applications made for planning permission for development already carried out refused 

 

 

 

 

Q3. How many planning enforcement notices were issued in the following timeframes?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Number of enforcement notices issued

 

 

 

Number of stop notices issued

 

 

 

Number of breach of condition notices issued

 

 

 

Number of planning enforcement orders issued

 

 

 

 

Q4. Of the retrospective domestic planning applications that were refused, what were the reasons given for the application being made?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Loft conversion 

 

 

 

Single-height extension

 

 

 

Double-height extension

 

 

 

Converting a garage

 

 

 

Creating an open-plan space

 

 

 

 

Q5. Of the retrospective domestic planning applications that were refused, what were the reasons given by the council for this? (NB. If the categorisations you use for this differ from those listed below, please use your categories to save on time)

 

 

2017

2018

2019

The build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light

 

 

 

The build overlooks other homes, causing loss of privacy

 

 

 

The build appearance is out of character with the existing property

 

 

 

Overdevelopment

 

 

 

It impacts on highway safety

 

 

 

Use of hazardous materials

 

 

 

Impact upon trees

 

 

 

Restricts road access

 

 

 

Negative effect on nature conservation

 

 

 

The property is a listed building

 

 

 

Other reason not listed above

 

 

 

 



East Herts Council Response

23 August 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

23 September 2019

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

Q1.  How many retrospective applications for planning permission for a residential property did you receive in the following timeframes?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Total number of applications made for planning permission for development already carried out

 

23

 

23

 

7

 

Q2.  How many applications for planning permission for residential property development already carried out were refused in the following timeframes:

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Total number of applications made for planning permission for development already carried out refused 

 

7

 

4

 

2

 

Q3. How many planning enforcement notices were issued in the following timeframes?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Number of enforcement notices issued

 

23

8

Number of stop notices issued

 

1

1

Number of breach of condition notices issued

 

1

0

Number of planning enforcement orders issued

0

0

0

Some of the earlier cases are not currently in a searchable format and to make a complete search manually would be in excess of the 18 hours provision in the FOIA

Q4. Of the retrospective domestic planning applications that were refused, what were the reasons given for the application being made?

 

 

2017

2018

2019

Loft conversion 

 

 

 

Single-height extension

 

 

 

Double-height extension

2

 

 

Converting a garage

 

 

 

Creating an open-plan space

 

 

 

 

Q5. Of the retrospective domestic planning applications that were refused, what were the reasons given by the council for this? (NB. If the categorisations you use for this differ from those listed below, please use your categories to save on time)

 

 

2017

2018

2019

The build overshadows a neighbour, causing loss of light

 

 

 

The build overlooks other homes, causing loss of privacy

 

 

 

The build appearance is out of character with the existing property

4

2

 

Overdevelopment

2

1

2

It impacts on highway safety

1

1

 

Use of hazardous materials

 

 

 

Impact upon trees

 

 

 

Restricts road access

 

 

 

Negative effect on nature conservation

 

 

 

The property is a listed building

 

 

 

Other reason not listed above

 

 

 

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.