FER0745827

The complainant has requested various items of legal advice provided to the Vale of Glamorgan’s Planning Department in respect of a dangerous structure at the border of his garden. The Vale of Glamorgan Council refused the request in reliance on regulation 12(5)(b) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Vale of Glamorgan Council…

FER0720883

The complainant requested information about a specific planning enforcement case. The Council withheld the information requested under regulation 12(5)(b) of the EIR. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation, as a result of the passage of time, the Council disclosed the information it originally withheld. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council breached regulation 5(2)…

FER0737705

The complainant requested information regarding planning compliance with National Grid defined safety protocols. Carmarthenshire County Council (‘the Council’) provided some information and applied regulation 6 of the EIR to one part of the request. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the Council disclosed some additional information relating to the request. The Commissioner’s decision is…

FER0739133

The complainant requested information from Brighton and Hove City Council (“the Council”) relating to the development of a site at the former St Aubyn’s School, Rottingdean. The Council provided some of the information that was requested to the complainant, but withheld some viability reports and associated information under the exceptions at regulation 12(4)(d) – information…

FS50714241

The complainant has requested information from Westminster City Council in relation to the redevelopment proposal for Church Street Estate.  The two requests were processed under two separate reference numbers.  In respect of the first request Westminster City Council responded by providing the complainant with five documents and they refused the second request under section 14(2)(repeat…

FS50716711

The complainant has requested information relating to due diligence correspondence in respect of the Palestine Expo 2017: Generation Palestine event at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. The public authority refused to provide this citing section 36 (prejudice to the effective conduct of public affairs) and section 43 (prejudice to commercial interests) as its basis…

FS50725606

The complainant requested information about the re-positioning of a particular communications cabinet. The Council provided some information and stated other information was not held. The Council disclosed additional information at the time of the internal review and during the Commissioner’s investigation The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Council does not…

FS50746392

The complainant requested copies of specific emails and meeting notes. The Welsh Government provided some information and withheld other information under sections 35(1)(c), 40(2) and 42 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Welsh Government has correctly applied section 35(1)(c) to the withheld information. She does not require any steps to be taken.…

FS50756874

The complainant has requested the materials provided to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) by the European Research Group (ERG) in relation to the 2015-2016 Assurance Review of Pooled Services (updated in June 2017) undertaken by IPSA. IPSA originally withheld the information under section 43(2) – prejudice to commercial interests. However during the internal review…

FER0752712

The complainant has requested information with regards to a complaint he had made. Oxfordshire County Council (the council) provided the information it held, but redacted the names of two council employees, due their names being third party personal data. The council initially relied on regulation 13 of the EIR to refuse the request, then later…