FOI Request - Planning Authority Information
I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information from your Local Planning Authority:
1. The total sum of costs awarded by your authority, pursuant to successful applications for costs made by appellants during appeal proceedings, in cases involving planning applications or compulsory purchase orders in the years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016.
2. Itemisation of the above sums by each case. The itemisation should include the Planning Application Number, Planning Application Date, Planning use class, Type of development, Court judgement date, Outcome of judgement, and Sum paid by council.
3. Whether the money for the above payouts came from funding for the Local Planning Authority or the wider authority budget.
4. Details of internal costs incurred by unsuccessful planning appeals lodged by the Local Planning Authority in the years 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, itemised by costs for each case.
In accordance with the 2014 ruling by Lord Justice Longmore on Section 11(1) of the Act that information can be requested in a particular file format, I would prefer this information to be formatted in Excel.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.