FER0893808

The complainant requested planning related information in relation to a proposed housing scheme. Somerset County Council (the ‘Council’) provided some information but withheld the remainder citing Regulation 12(4)(e) of the EIR, the exception for internal communications. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, the Council revisited the withheld information and subsequently disclosed a letter and…

FER0841426

The complainant has requested information regarding an outline application for the building of nine dwellings. South Cambridgeshire District Council answered some questions. It also explained that it did not hold some of the requested information, citing regulation 12(4)(a) (information not held at the time of the request) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that…

FER0884834

The complainant has requested information from Scottish Power Energy Networks (“SPEN”) relating to the Kype Muir wind farm power cable project. SPEN provided a quantity of information over a period of time but withheld some information under the exceptions at Regulations 12(4)(a), 12(4)(c) and later 12(5)(e). The Commissioner’s decision is that SPEN has correctly cited…

FS50899222

The complainant has requested a telephone number for the Head of the FOI Team at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (the MHCLG). The MHCLG refused the request on the basis that section 40(2) of the Act applies (personal data). The Commissioner’s decision is that the MHCLG was correct to apply section 40(2)…

FER0865306

The complainant has requested information about the sale of a piece of Council-owned land. The Council provided some information, stated some information was not held, and withheld some information under regulations 12(4)(e), 12(5)(b) and 13 of the EIR.  The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was entitled to rely on the exceptions cited in respect…

FS50853607

The complainant has requested information about complaints from Dicconson Group Practice (DGP), for the years 2009 to 2019. DGP did not release some of the relevant information it holds, it released other information and appeared to advise that it does not hold relevant information for two of the years requested. The Commissioner’s decision is that:…

FER0881115

In a multi-part request to Transport for the North (TfN), the complainant has requested information associated with the Southern Pennines: Strategic Development Corridor. TfN initially withheld information relevant to two parts of the request under regulation 12(5)(e) of the EIR (commercial information). It addressed the remaining parts of the request as ‘normal course of business’.…

FER0865408

The complainant has requested information about, and relating to, a specific planning application. Somerset West and Taunton Council (‘SWTC’) disclosed all the information it said that it held which fell within the scope of the request. The Commissioner’s decision is that on the balance of probabilities, SWTC has disclosed to the complainant all the information…

FS50872020

The complainant requested information relating to a particular information governance breach. Barts Health NHS Trust (the Trust) refused to comply with the request and cited section 14(1) of the FOIA (vexatious requests) as its basis for doing so. The Commissioner’s decision is that The Trust was not entitled to rely on section 14(1) to refuse…

FS50905071

The complainant has requested legal advice relating to planning permission for a specific development.  Bassetlaw District Council refused the request, citing the exemption for legal professional privilege – section 42 of the FOIA.  The public authority subsequently reconsidered the request under the EIR and applied the exception for the course of justice (regulation 12(5)(b)) to…