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FOI: what did the LDA pay for compulsorily purchasing Clays Lane?

I recently asked the LDA a Freedom of Information question to find out how much it paid for a number of sites, purchased under the Compulsory Purchase Order, and to whom this money was paid. The sites included the Clays Lane and Park Village housing estates, the Clays Lane and Waterden Road Travellers' sites, the Manor Gardens allotments and the Eastway Cycle Track.

The LDA replied that it would not supply this information under an exception, as the information was available elsewhere. Why I should have to go elsewhere was not explained. The obvious people to ask are those who made the payments. This was public money paid by a public body in the 'public interest' under a compulsory purchase order for a publicly funded project. How much more public does it get?

The LDA paid the money and has all the information readily to hand. What have they got to hide?

Fooi!


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