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Freedom of Information Request

Permitted development office to residential

Received: 29 March 2019

Permitted development office to residential

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to receive a list of all applications for prior approval/prior notification received for conversions of office space (B1) to residential use (C3) since 2014.
For each application included in this list please can you include the following information:

1. The planning reference
2. The address the application relates to
3. The date each application was registered
4. Brief description of application
5. Name of the applicant/developer
6. The decision (e.g. granted, refused or deemed not to require prior approval notification)
7. The date of the decision
8. How many units of office space were there
9. How many units of housing were created
10. How many homeless residents in total have been placed into units within the converted offices by Council(s) as temporary accommodation?
11. How many units are being used by Council(s) as temporary accommodation for homeless residents.
12. How many complaints has the Council received that related to conditions in this temporary accommodation
13. How many inspections of this temporary accommodation did the Council carry out
14. How many Category 1 Hazards were found during inspections of temporary accommodation
15. How many improvement notices did the council issue in relation to temporary accommodation?
16. How much money per week is the Council spending to house these homeless residents in this temporary accommodation?

Please provide this information in Microsoft Excel format and reply by email if possible.

I include a link to a Google sheet which can serve as a template or for how, if possible, I would like the information to be formatted:

If the information is likely to exceed costs limits, then I would be willing for you to provide only the information requested in points 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as soon as possible as I understand that under the Act you are required to advise and assist requesters.

If any of this information is already in the public domain, please can you direct me to it, with page references and URLs if necessary.

I understand that you are required to respond to my request within the 20 working days after you receive this letter. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (some exempt) - application/pdf - Download

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