Anticipated reasons for restriction

Purchase of property to support vulnerable care leavers

By virtue of paragraph(s) 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Explanation of Reasons

  • By Virtue of Paragraph 2

    Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual.


    Information is not exempt information if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992

    Information which-(a)falls within any of paragraphs 1 to 7 above; and (b)is not prevented from being exempt by virtue of paragraph 8 or 9 above, is exempt information if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information

Reason restricted justification

The decision concerns the precise location of where very vulnerable people may be accommodated. In favour of disclosure is the argument that it should be clear what property the council is buying so as to establish value for money. The argument for non-disclosure is to protect very vulnerable people from undue attention or risk in coming and going from their accommodation. The value for money argument for disclosure could be satisfied by providing details of costs and works required. The protection of vulnerable people to whom the council has statutory duties as corporate parent should be accorded priority and therefore it is felt that maintenance of the partial exemption is appropriate in this instance.