FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

12 May 2020

I would like to know if there have been any planning permissions granted in the last 10 years ( if possible to go back that far) under NPPF paragraph 79? This is where houses with special architectural interest are allowed to be built in the green belt. I have checked the register to see if it’s been asked before and drew a blank. Thank you in advance

East Herts Council Response

19 May 2020

After consideration of your request I am writing to you to advise that the Council are not obliged to supply the information you have requested.


The Council has decided that the cost to locate, retrieve and extract the information you requested exceeds the appropriate limit as laid down in the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulations 2004. 

In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom Of Information Act 2000 this document acts as a Refusal Notice.

Our planning system does not record data in a format that would allow for an automated search. In order to locate the information requested it would require a manual searchof all records which would beover the limits imposed by the act

If you have a query 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

Telephone 0303 123 1113


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


I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or wish to discuss submitting an information request in the future then please contact me.


Yours sincerely