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The complainant has requested copies of correspondence which has passed between Cheshire East Council and Jodrell Bank Observatory in respect of certain planning applications identified in her request. The Council identified 10 letters and 2 emails which it refused to disclose to the complainant in reliance on Regulation 12(4)(e) of the EIR. Following the Commissioner’s…

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The complainant requested from Guildford Borough Council (the Council) information relating to empty, abandoned and/or derelict dwellings within the borough of Guildford. The Council withheld the information under section 31(1)(a) (prevention or detection of crime) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council correctly applied section 31(1)(a) of the FOIA to the information.…

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The complainant has made a seven part request for information relating to the disciplinary procedure and subsequent appeal carried out by the University Council (the University) following a complaint in April 2018 regarding a group chat involving students at the University. The University refused to provide information falling within the scope of parts five a),…

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The complainant has requested information provided to Hastings Borough Council (the council) by geotechnical engineers about the causes, and possible stabilisation, of a landslip which had occurred in the local area. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council is entitled to withhold that information which has been identified as being relevant to the complainant’s request.…

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The complainant has requested financial information from Slough Children’s Services Trust (“SCST”). SCST has advised that it is not a public authority for the purposes of the FOIA. It has therefore refused to respond to this request under the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that SCST is not a public authority for the purposes of…

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The complainant has requested information relating to development of a facility for online and Post Office service for customers entitled to the reduced rate of vehicle tax.  DVLA refused to disclose some of the requested information under section 35(1)(a) FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that section 35(1)(a) FOIA was applied correctly to the withheld information. …

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The complainant has requested information in relation to a planning application. During the Commissioner’s investigation, South Hams District Council disclosed the requested information. The Commissioner’s decision is that South Hams District Council has complied with regulation 11(4) (Representations and reconsideration) of the EIR. However, the Commissioner considers that South Hams District Council has breached regulations…

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The complainant has requested information about ‘Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson and Me’ – a documentary that had been broadcast on Channel 4. Ofcom has withheld information the complainant has requested under section 44(1) of the FOIA (prohibitions on disclosure). The Commissioner’s decision is as follows: The information Ofcom is withholding is exempt from disclosure under…

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The complainant has requested Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) to disclose information relating to an IT trainer vacancy; information including the application forms and supporting information of all those shortlisted, the completed interview question, answer sheets and scorecards for those shortlisted, whether the preferred candidate had previous NHS experience or connections with…

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The complainant requested from Beccles Town Council (the Council) information regarding the legal advice relating to parking on Beccles Common. The Council refused the request under section 42(1) (legal professional privilege) of the FOIA. During the Commissioner’s investigation the Council reconsidered the request under the EIR and applied the exceptions for material in the course…