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FOI 14996

Local Government estates strategy

Request

I am writing to you as part of a  research project looking into Local Government estates strategy.


Specifically, I would like to ask for information on the following questions:

1.
Whether your Local Authority has any plans to establish or move any of its municipal offices to new premises or to redevelop existing premises in the coming five years.

2.
Whether, as part of an estates strategy, your Local Authority has plans to co-locate with any of the following services:
·
Central Government
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Other Local Government (including district or county)
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Police services
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Fire & Rescue services
·
Ambulance services
·
NHS

3.
Any further information you have regarding the timescale, floorplan size, cost of the project and staff numbers involved (full time-equivalents) that is not commercially sensitive.

For your own convenience, if your Authority holds any business plan or strategy documents available for public release on these topics that would more easily answer my questions, I would be happy for you to forward to me the relevant files.


If the information is publicly available and I have missed it, again I would be grateful if you could point me to where I can find it. In addition,
please don’t hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions at all – I will be happy to clarify the request further.

Response

Thank you for your recent request, which is being processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I can confirm that the information that you have requested is as follows.

1. Whether your Local Authority has any plans to establish or move any of its municipal offices to new premises or to redevelop existing premises in the coming five years.

Brentwood Council has moved out of Brentwood Town Hall and relocated to various sites in the Borough whilst the Town Hall is re-developed over the next 2 years in (works commenced November 2017). The planning application including drawings can be seen from the following link:

http://publicaccess.brentwood.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=OXK9T3DJFVB00&activeTab=summary


2. Whether, as part of an estates strategy, your Local Authority has plans to co-locate with any of the following services:
· Central Government
· Other Local Government (including district or county)
· Police services
· Fire & Rescue services
· Ambulance services
· NHS

Apart from the Police that moved into the Town Hall in November 2017, we have no current plans to co-locate with any of the other services mentioned above.

2. Any further information you have regarding the timescale, floorplan size, cost of the project and staff numbers involved (full time-equivalents) that is not commercially sensitive.

Details of the proposed works to the Town Hall can be seen in the documents submitted in connection with the planning Application (link shown above)