Applications submitted by the local authority planning permission/ building control departments- 18019

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A request for information about applications  submitted  by the local authority planning permission/ building control departments- 18019

Ref: FOI/18019


I am writing to confirm that the West Midlands Fire Service has now completed its search for the information you requested on 25th January 2018.

Please find below a summary of our findings.


In 2017, how many applications were submitted to you by the Local Authority Planning permission/ Building Control departments in your area for comment & advice?

Could you provide a breakdown of the numbers (i.e. how many applications from each local authority in your area).


    • Acivico / Birmingham 221, 8 unsatisfactory.
    • Coventry 9, 1 unsatisfactory.
    • Dudley 57, 5 unsatisfactory.
    • Sandwell 6, 1 unsatisfactory.
    • Solihull 29, 2 unsatisfactory.
    • Walsall 24, 10 unsatisfactory.
    • Wolverhampton 40, 4 unsatisfactory.


Do you keep records of the advice you give?




How many of those applications (2017), in your opinion, did not meet your advised specifications & guidance?


Please see above


As far as you know how many applications were granted regardless of your advice not having been met i.e. where a difference of opinion occurred?


Please see above

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications. If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision please write to The Public Relations Department, West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, Birmingham, B7 4HW

Further information concerning Freedom of Information requests can be found on the Information Commissioner website at either the following link: or at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.

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