FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

19 October 2020

Q1 – Please provide the number of new dwellings that your local authority granted permission to be built in National Flood Zone 3 (a and b) for each of the following financial years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. 

 

NB. new dwellings in this context includes new-build flats and homes, and new homes and flats that required a planning permission or prior approval for permitted development for change of use to residential purposes; please do not include the conversion or extension of existing homes in floodplains

 

Q2 (A) – In relation to Q1, please provide the breakdown of the number of dwellings granted permission to be built in National Flood Zone 3 (a and b) for each of the following financial years 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20.

 

a)         Zone 3A

 

b)         Zone 3B 

 

Q2 (B) – In relation to Q1, if you identify medium and high risk areas within National Flood Zone 3 as separate data, please provide a breakdown for the new homes built every financial year 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20.

a)         Medium risk areas 

 

b)         High risk areas 

 

NB. RoFRS High Risk: each year, there is a chance of flooding of greater than 1 in 30 (3.3%)

RoFRS Medium Risk: each year, there is a chance of flooding of between 1 in 30 (3.3%) and 1 in 100 (1%).



East Herts Council Response

02 November 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.

It is not possible using our current systems to isolate  applications in relation to the flood plain areas

 It would require a manual search of our mapping system for all the flood zone 3 areas for any planning permissions and then checking what permissions these would be for.

This would be in excess of the limits imposed.

 

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
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113 

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

 

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