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Freedom of Information Request

Controlled Building Works Projects in England and Wales

Received: 29 July 2020

I refer to my freedom of information request dated 27th June 2020 and headed Controlled Building Works Projects in England and Wales a copy of which is included below. I do not appear to have received a response as I am entitled under the Freedom of Information Act. Please could you ensure that I receive a response within the next 10 days.

If you have any difficulties with my request please email me or give me a call on xxxxx to discuss the matter.

This information is needed to support important building safety research and if I do not receive a response I will have no alternative but to complain to the information commissioner.

I am currently completing a study to understand the numbers of controlled building works projects in England and Wales which have been substantially constructed in recent years but not certified as building regulations compliant. Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of the following Building Control information relating to Building Control Performance standards to which all Building Control Bodies should adhere and for which I anticipate statistics should be available:

1. How many Building Regulations Applications have been made within the last 10 years* (either Full Plans under Regulation 13 or Building Notices under Reg 14)
a. Of these, how many have commenced on site.
b. Of these, how many have been issued with completion certificates.

2. Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 28 days.

3. Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 3 months.

4. Of the total of those commenced but not visited within the last 3months, how many do you estimate are complete and/or occupied #.

5. How many convictions have been obtained under section 35 of the Building Act 1984 within the last 10 years*.

6. How many notices under section 36 of the Building Act 1984 have been served within the last 10 years*.

7. How many partly completed works which have been the subject of an initial notice have the Local Authority received following cancellation or lapse of the initial notice during the last 10 years*.
a. Of these, how many have commenced on site.
b. Of these, how many have been issued with completion certificates.

8. Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 28 days.

9. Of the total of those commenced but not issued with completion certificates, how many have not been visited within the last 3 months.

10. Of the total of those commenced but not visited within the last 3months, how many do you estimate are complete and/or occupied #.

*If records are not available for the full 10 years please specify the period for which you are providing the information.
# Please provide an approximate estimate if exact figures are not available.

I understand that under the Act I am entitled to a response within 20 working days of your receipt of this request.

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically.

If you require any clarification, I expect you to contact me to provide advice and assistance if you find any aspect of this FOI request problematic.

Please acknowledge receipt of this request, and I look forward to receiving the information in the near future.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (cost exceeds limit) - application/pdf - Download

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