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Freedom of Information Request

Permitted Development

Received: 10 January 2020

I am writing to make a request for all the information relating to the questions below to which I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act:

1. The number of applications the council/authority has received for developments under permitted development rights for a change of use of premises from a B1(a) office use to C3 residential use in each of the following years: (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017, (iv) 2018, (v) 2019.

2. Of the applications the council/authority received to change of use of premises from a B1(a) office use to C3 residential use, what number were approved in each of the following years: (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017, (iv) 2018, (v) 2019?

3. Of the applications the council / authority received to change of use of premises from a B1(a) office use to C3 residential use, what number were rejected in each of the following years: (i) 2015, (ii) 2016, (iii) 2017, (iv) 2018, (v) 2019?

4. The breakdown of the reasons permission was rejected on the grounds of (i) flooding, (ii) contamination, (iii) highways and transport issues (iv) impacts of noise from commercial premises on the intended occupiers of the development.

I would like the above information to be provided to me in electronic format.

If this request is too wide or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me 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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