FS50832081

The complainant has requested information held by Hastings Borough Council (the council) about the number of planning notification letters that were sent over a specific time period, and the total costs associated with this. The Commissioner is satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities, the council has now provided all the information that it holds…

FS50844944

The complainant has requested copies of any communications between the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and various current and former ministers, regarding the British Indian Ocean Territory (Citizenship) Bill 2017–19 (“the Bill”) and the immigration status of Chagossians. The Home Office refused the request, stating that the requested information was exempt from disclosure…

FS50836691

The complainant has requested information relating to a meeting that took place on 12 February 2014 between Councillor Sir Albert Bore and the then Secretary of State Michael Gove to discuss the ‘Trojan Horse’ letter. The Department for Education (DfE) refused to disclose the requested information citing sections 36(2)(b), 36(2)(c) and 41 of the FOIA.…

FS50846326

The complainant has requested information associated with an event held by the ICO.  The ICO addressed part of the complainant’s request, released some information that had been requested and withheld other information under sections 31 (law enforcement), 40 (personal data), 43 (commercial confidentiality) and 44 (prohibitions on disclosure). During the Commissioner’s investigation, the ICO withdrew…

FS50845333

The complainant has requested from Stevenage Borough Council (“the Council”) information about a proposed town centre redevelopment scheme. The Council refused to comply with the request, citing regulation 12(4)(b) (request is manifestly unreasonable) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was entitled to apply regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR to refuse to…

FS50846956

The complainant requested information from Cheshire East Council (“the Council”) relating to the use of an alleyway. The Commissioner’s decision is that the requested information is environmental in nature; however, the Council does not hold any recorded information falling within the scope of the request, other than information which is publicly accessible on its website.…

FS50830860

The complainant has requested information on Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust, specifically minutes, invoices, expenses and other documents associated with the trust. The Department for Education refused the request on the basis of section 14 as it considered complying with the request would be burdensome due to the need to consider a number of exemptions…

FS50820666

The complainant requested from West Oxfordshire District Council (the Council) information relating to the Council’s building control performance standards and site inspections. The Council provided information within the scope of some parts of the request but withheld information within the scope of parts 2 and 3 under sections 43(2) (commercial interests), 43(1) (trade secrets) and…

FS50852352

The complainant requested copies of 134 emails identified by the public authority following a sampling exercise undertaken by the public authority further to the application of the cost exemption at section 12 FOIA to a request the complainant had previously submitted to the authority. Relying on section 14(1) FOIA, the public authority refused to comply…

FER0841290

The complainant has requested copies of all the Waste Infrastructure Delivery Programme (“WIDP”) Transactor’s Monthly Reports (“TMRs”) for Norfolk County Council’s waste treatment private finance initiative. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (“Defra”) refused to provide the requested information, citing Regulation 12(4)(e) (internal communications) and Regulation 13(1)(third party personal data). Later, Defra also…