Feb 152017
 
The Freedom of Information requests (FOIs) published here are related to the ‘Haringey Development Vehicle’ (HDV).  They have been requested using what do they know website.
If you requested  a FOI relating to the topic of Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) independently, we would love to hear from you please contact us.

 

Consultation With Residents – Haringey Development Vehicle

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please can you supply me with

– All consultation reports with residents about the Haringey Development Vehicle. Please include if it is not part of the documents, the date of consultation, how many people participated, the actual questions asked.

– All consultation reports with businesses within property owned by the council about the Haringey Development Vehicle. Please include if it is not part of the documents, the date of consultation, how many people participated, the actual questions asked.

– Please provide a copy of the letter to all tenants (housing, business and services) where the council informed them their property was being transferred into the private company within the Haringey Development Vehicle

Yours faithfully,
Jane Jones

Dear Ms Jones

Broadwater Farm Newsletter
Championing Northumberland Park
Reynardson Court Newsletter
Tunnel Gardens & Blake Road Newsletter
Turner Avenue Newsletter
Woodside Avenue Newsletter

160120 HDV letter to commercial portfolio tenants.pdf

Your request for this information relating to the Haringey Development
Vehicle has been passed to me.  You asked for:

1.       All consultation reports with residents about the Haringey
Development Vehicle. Please include if it is not part of the documents,
the date of consultation, how many people participated, the actual
questions asked.

2.       All consultation reports with businesses within property owned by
the council about the Haringey Development Vehicle. Please include if it
is not part of the documents, the date of consultation, how many people
participated, the actual questions asked.

3.       Please provide a copy of the letter to all tenants (housing,
business and services) where the council informed them their property was
being transferred into the private company within the Haringey Development
Vehicle

In respect of items 1 and 2, there are no reports relating to consultation
with residents or businesses on the Haringey Development Vehicle, as no
such consultations have taken place.  The Council’s commitment to
residents and tenants is that they will be involved in shaping the plans
for each specific development, and be fully informed about their options
and rights as those plans are implemented.  This process is already well
underway, for example, with residents on the Northumberland Park Estate. 
In all cases this engagement will happen, and all existing residents will
be rehoused, before the land transfers from the Council to the HDV. 

It is worth noting that only the commercial property portfolio is proposed
for transfer to the HDV straight away, with tenants still in place; these
tenants will be fully informed about the proposals and arrangements as
they are finalised. 

I attach here the letter sent to tenants in the Council’s commercial
property portfolio, and the newsletters sent to tenants and leaseholders
in estates potentially affected by the HDV proposals.

If you wish to apply for an internal review of the information provided,
or to complain about the way your request was handled (please note you
should do this within two months of receiving this response) please
contact:

Yours sincerely
Dan Hawthorn
Assistant Director for Regeneration

 

HDV Consultation

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

I request disclosure of any costs that the council have currently incurred in the setting up of the Haringey Development Vehicle as well as the current projected costs of seeing through the project and its proposals.

I would also like the costs to be broken down into sections (legal costs, consultants, consultation costs etc.) so it is easier to digest.

Yours faithfully,
Joshua Dixon

Dear Mr Dixon

Your request for this information has been passed to me.  You asked:

I request disclosure of any costs that the council have currently incurred
in the setting up of the Haringey Development Vehicle as well as the
current projected costs of seeing through the project and its proposals.

I would also like the costs to be broken down into sections (legal costs,
consultants, consultation costs etc.) so it is easier to digest.

The total cost of the project to procure a partner with which to establish
the Haringey Development Vehicle, and to complete the process of its
establishment, is now expected to be £1,610,179. 

This comprises

  • Commercial Advice – £390,000
  • External Legal Support – £670,000
  •  Project Management – £250,971
  • Internal Recharges (Legal and Procurement) – £100,000
  • External Finance Support – £30,000
  • Securing Energy Performance Certificates – £100,000
  • Securing Certificate of Title – £10,000
  • Printing and Communications – £9,208
  • Contingency – £50,000

This budget for this comprises an original £1.047m as set out in a report
to Council’s Cabinet in November 2015:

[1]http://www.minutes.haringey.gov.uk/ieLis…

with the remainder agreed in August 2016 by Council officers in accordance
with the Council’s financial procedures. 

If you wish to apply for an internal review of the information provided, 

or to complain about the way your request was handled (please note you
should do this within two months of receiving this response) please
contact:

Yours sincerely
Dan Hawthorn
Assistant Director for Regeneration
Haringey Council
T. 020 8489 2247

 

HDV £2billion valuation

Dear Haringey Borough Council,
Please provide details of how the valuation of £2billion was arrived at in relation to the proposed HDV. Which companies or organisations were used to do the property valuation and what were the upper and lower limits of these valuations?

Yours faithfully,
Sarah Cave

 

Number of vacant council homes

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Can you please give me a monthly breakdown of vacant council homes from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016?

By this I mean homes that belong to the council that are on social rents for residential use.

Monthly breakdown example
– 31st Jan 2015: 100 vacant council homes
– 28th Feb 2015: 76 vacant council homes

etc.

Yours faithfully,
Mark Simpson

Dear Mark

Thank you for your email dated 24 January 2017.

LBH/5970417: Freedom of Information Act Request

The information requested is attached.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me 

Yours sincerely
Denis Lai-Kit
Performance Analyst
Business Improvement
Corporate Affairs Service
Homes for Haringey
Direct Line: 020 8489 1296

 

Property purchased and sold by the council

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

* Please supply details of property purchased (including leases) by the council since January 1st 2013. Details include address of property, how much the purchase price was and purpose of purchase (one sentence is sufficient).

* Please supply details of property sold (excluding homes under the right to buy) by the council since Jan 1st 2013. Details include address of property, how much the sale price was and where the finance from those sales is now.

Yours faithfully,
Jane Jones

Dear Ms Jones,

Thank you for your request for information received on 01 February 2016,
in which you asked for the following information:

•     Please supply details of property purchased (including leases) by
the council since January 1st 2013. Details include

      address of property, how much the purchase price was and purpose of
purchase (one sentence is sufficient).     

•     Please supply details of property sold (excluding homes under the
right to buy) by the council since Jan 1st 2013.

Details include address of property, how much the sale price was and
where the finance from those sales is now.

My response is as follows:

The Council do not hold a database of property sold and purchased,
however, we have checked our records and attach a list of acquisitions and
sales found since 1st January 2013.

The finance from sales comes into the Council’s accounts and is not
ring-fenced for any specific purpose.

If you have any further queries, or are unhappy with how we have dealt
with your request and wish to make a complaint, please contact the
Feedback and Information Team as below (please note you should do this
within two months of receiving this response). 

Feedback and Information Governance Team River Park House

Yours sincerely,
Janice Dabinett
Property Information Officer
Corporate Property & Major Projects
Haringey Council
T. 020 8489 2117

 

Carter Jonas Review of Commercial Property

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please provide me with a full copy of the Carter Jonas Review of Commercial Property (London Borough of Haringey), including all appendices, etc.

Yours faithfully,
Paul Burnham

Dear Mr Burnham,

Thank you for your request for information received on 06 January 2017, in
which you asked for the following information:

Please provide me with a full copy of the Carter Jonas Review of
Commercial Property (London Borough of Haringey), including all
appendices, etc.

My response is as follows:

As requested, please find attached Carter Jonas Review.

If you are unhappy with how we have responded to your request you can ask
us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the Feedback and
Information Team as below (please note you should do this within two
months of receiving this response).

Feedback and Information Governance Team

Yours sincerely
Stephen Hartrick
Property Manager Commercial & Community
Corporate Property & Major Projects
Haringey Council
T. 020 8489 2294

 

DTZ Report on the LB Haringey Commercial Portfolio (January 2014)

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please provide me with a full copy of the DTZ Report on the London Borough of Haringey Commercial Portfolio (January 2014), including all appendices, etc,

Yours faithfully,
Paul Burnham

Dear Mr Burnham,

Thank you for your request for information received on 06 January 2017, in
which you asked for the following information:

Please provide me with a full copy of the DTZ Report on the London Borough 

of Haringey Commercial Portfolio (January 2014), including all appendices,
etc,

My response is as follows:

As requested, please find attached DTZ Report.

If you are unhappy with how we have responded to your request you can ask
us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the Feedback and
Information Team as below (please note you should do this within two
months of receiving this response).

Feedback and Information Governance Team

Yours sincerely
Stephen Hartrick
Property Manager Commercial & Community
Corporate Property & Major Projects
Haringey Council
T. 020 8489 2294

Structural soundness and technical options reports for Park Grove and Tunnel Gardens

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please provide
Structural soundness and technical options reports for these council estates:

1. Park Grove (including Durnsford Road) N11; and
2. Tunnel Gardens (including Blake Road) N11,
completed within the last four years.

With Thanks
Yours faithfully,
Paul Burnham

Dear Mr Burnham,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/5787316
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 02 November 2016,
in which you asked for the following information:
 
Please provide Structural soundness and technical options reports for
these council estates:
 
1. Park Grove (including Durnsford Road) N11; and 2. Tunnel Gardens
(including Blake Road) N11, completed within the last four years.
 
My response is as follows:
 
Within the last 4 years the surveys that are relevant to your request for
information are as follows:
Structural assessment survey report from Haringey Building Control Consult
(July 2015) and from Ridge Property and Construction Consultants (November
2015) – both reports are attached.
 
If you are unhappy with how we have responded to your request you can ask
us to conduct an Internal Review. If so, please contact the Feedback and
Information Team as below. (Please note you should do this within two
months of receiving this response.)   
 Yours sincerely,
  Jim McKinnon
Strategic Development Consultant

Dear Mr Burnham
 
Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations Request:
Reference LBH/5787316
 
I acknowledge your request for information received on 02 November 2016.
This information request will be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and we
will send the response by 30 November 2016.  
Yours sincerely,   
Claire Gunn
T. 020 8489 2576

 

Business Rates

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please can you provide me with the following information under the
Freedom Of Information Act 2000 in an excel format:-

(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.
(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each
property (excluding all the personal information).
(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not
the account number).
(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill
(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory, Discretionary, Exempt)

Can you also please make sure this information is as up-to-date as possible at the time of receiving the request

Yours faithfully,
Gareth Elton

Dear Mr Elton,

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request ref: LBH/5855716

Thank you for your request for information received on 30 November 2016,
in which you asked for the following information:

‘(a) List all non-domestic properties and their addresses.

(b) The names of the Rate payers referred to above for each property
(excluding all the personal information).

(c) The billing authority reference number for each property (Not the
account number).

(d) The date the rate payer became liable for the bill

(e) Details of what reliefs, if any, the rate payer receives (Mandatory,
Discretionary, Exempt)’

My response is as follows:

Please find attached a spreadsheet containing the data in respect of your
request. Note that personal data has been omitted and the list does not
therefore provide names of sole traders etc.

I have also removed any indicator as to whether a property is empty.
Having reviewed your request we consider this information to be exempt
from release under section 31(1) (a) – Law Enforcement….

 

Council building closures since 2010

Dear Haringey Borough Council,

Please kindly provide a list of council-run buildings (including Libraries, Day Care Centres, Community Centres, Schools and Administrative bases) which your Council has had to close since 2010. Please provide the name of the buildings and the postcodes of the buildings.

Such closures would include those where people have to seek the same type of service from a different location* which already exists (or maybe there is no alternative available). * If there are any scenarios where a service provision is not closed but relocated across the road to another council building I don’t require information on that.

I require the list to include buildings closed and disposed plus buildings that are re-let following service closures.

I’m only interested however in the buildings in which you provided a service that you were forced to close due to Government cuts to your budget making it no longer financially viable for you to keep such buildings open.

The reason why I require this information is to get a picture of the effect of any Government cuts to council budgets which in turn is forcing councils to find ways to make savings.

In order to assist the request here is the relevant information from other councils. Please note however I require the postcode besides the name of the buildings if possible:
Example 1 Lancashire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/4f28e56539.pdf
Example 2 Lincolnshire Council (excel file) https://d.pr/14FZr
Example 3 Oxfordshire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/fded63aff2.pdf
Example 4 Herefordshire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/17818cf345.pdf
Example 5 Suffolk Council (excel file) https://d.pr/117FU

Yours faithfully,

Lee Jefferson

Dear Gunn Claire1,

My request for this information hasn’t changed, but as a result of requests of clarification from other UK councils I have ‘fine tuned’ this request in order to be as helpful as possible. Please therefore find the most up to date wording of this request along with 73 helpful example results from other councils below:

Please kindly provide a list of council-run buildings (including Libraries, Day Care Centres, Community Centres, Schools and Administrative bases) which your Council has had to close since 2010. Please provide the name of the buildings and the postcodes of the buildings.

Such closures would include those where people have to seek the same type of service from a different location* which already exists (or maybe there is no alternative available). * If there are any scenarios where a service provision is not closed but relocated across the road to another council building I don’t require information on that.

I require the list to include buildings closed and disposed plus buildings that are re-let following service closures. If there is a scenario where the building is closed but still under council ownership then please include that in the list.

The primary reason I require this information is to get a picture of the effect of any Government cuts to council budgets which in turn is forcing councils to find ways to make savings. If you can’t be sure of the reason for closure then kindly provide the information anyway and indicate what is known about the reason for closure (if known).

In order to assist the request here is the relevant information from other councils who have responded thus far which I’m very happy with. Please note I require the postcode besides the name of the buildings if possible.

Example 1 Lancashire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/4f28e56539.pdf 1,187 mi²
Example 2 Lincolnshire Council (excel file) https://d.pr/14FZr 2,646 mi²
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Example 5 Suffolk Council (excel file) https://d.pr/117FU 429 mi²
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Example 15 Powys Council (excel file) https://d.pr/1cO7c 2,000 mi²
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Example 34 Aberdeenshire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/a2f2d17b10.pdf 2,437 mi²
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Example 39 Solihull Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/55a0f3f3eb.pdf 68.84 mi²
Example 40 Mid Ulster Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/727b2bf729.pdf
Example 41 Trafford Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/0f39f385d8.pdf 40.94 mi²
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Example 43 Slough Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/0e903eab33.pdf
Example 44 Sheffield Council (excel file) https://d.pr/w39T 142.1 mi²
Example 45 Selby Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/56c18de9ab.pdf 370 mi²
Example 46 Denbighshire Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/91edf3c8f2.pdf 325.9 mi²
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Example 49 Northumberland Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/94ffc0922b.pdf 2,018 mi²
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Example 65 Bolton Council (excel file) https://d.pr/q6BU 21.34 mi²
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Example 70 Conwy Council (pdf file) http://freepdfhosting.com/88b4a714e2.pdf 435 mi²
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Example 73 Northamptonshire Council (excel file) https://d.pr/Xboj 913 mi²

Yours sincerely,

Lee Jefferson

Dear Mr Jefferson,

Thank you for your request for information received on 07 October 2016, in
which you asked for a list of council-run buildings (including Libraries,
Day Care Centres, Community Centres, Schools and Administrative bases)
which the Council has had to close since 2010 due to Government cuts in
budget making it no longer financially viable for the Council to keep such
buildings open. The list to provide the name of the buildings and the
postcodes of the buildings.

My response is as follows:

The following is a list of buildings which have been closed/disposed of
since 2010, but not necessarily related to budget cuts.  We do not keep a
record of building closed / disposed off as a direct result of cuts to
Council funding.

Libraries:

  • None

Day Care Centres  

  • Haven Day Centre, N17 1DX
  • The Grange,  N17 8DP
  • Cranwood Residential Home, N10 3JA
  • Whitehall Residential Unit, 100 Whitehall Street,  N17 8BP
  • Woodside Day Centre, 57 White Hart Lane, N22 8LE

Community Centres: 

  • Welbourne Community Centre, Chestnut Road, N17 9EU

Schools:

  • Noel Park Children’s Centre, N22 6PH  
  • William C Harvey SEN, Moselle Primary SEN,
  • Broadwater Farm Primary school, all N17 6HW closed,
  • reopened as Willow Primary and Brook School, N17 6HW

Administrative Bases: 

  • Apex House, N15 5PQ
  • 247 High Road, N22 8LE
  • 13-27 Station Road, N22 6UW
  • 14a Willoughby Road, N8 0HR
  • 5 St Georges Industrial Estate, White Hart Lane, N22 5QL
  • Compton Crescent, N17 7LD
  • Tottenham Town Hall, N15 4RY  
  • 639 High Road, N17 8AA
  • 95 Western Road, N22 8YX
  • 476-478 High Road, N17 9JF
  • Assessment Centre, Keston Road, N17 6PN

Yours sincerely,
Hugh Gravelle
T. 020 8489 2900