FER0745186

The complainant has requested reports related to a planning application related to Highthorn Surface Mine. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (“MHCLG”). MHCLG disclosed some information but withheld the remainder citing regulation 12(3) (by virtue of regulation 13) and regulation 12(4)(e) as its basis for doing so. It upheld this at internal review.…

FS50728229

The complainant has requested information relating to an investment by Trinity College into a redevelopment project by Quantum Group. The complainant asked for updates to the College by the Quantum Group and minutes of investment meetings. The College disclosed some information but made redactions on the basis of section 41, 43 and 36 of the…

FS50752444

The complainant has requested information from Royal Museums Greenwich (“the Museum”), an organisation which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and The Queen’s House, about individuals who have been banned from the Museum’s membership scheme and banned from its grounds and premises. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Museum correctly…

FS50712356

The complainant has requested the emails received by a named inbox which relate to whistleblowing. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is relying on the exemption at section 36(2)(c) to withhold the information. The Commissioner’s decision is that DWP is entitled to rely on section 36(2)(c) to withhold the requested information and that, in…

FS50724912

The complainant has submitted a number of requests for information to Lancaster City Council, which relate to the Council’s compulsory purchase of land at Luneside East, Lancaster. The Council has provided the complainant with some information which is relevant to some parts of his requests, however, it now relies on section 14(1) of the FOIA…

FER0746878

The complainant has requested information about the sale of Blackpool Airport and adjacent land.  The Council considered the request under the EIR, answering one question but refusing the remainder under various regulations.  Upon completion of the review, the Council released some information.  By the end of the Commissioner’s investigation the Council was still relying on…

FS50722418

The complainant has requested information on the steps involved with the process of validation to assess the strength and credibility of any nomination for honours or awards. The Cabinet Office disclosed some of the information held within the scope of the request and withheld the remainder relying on the exemptions at sections 37(1)(b) and 31(1)(g)…

FS50724017

The complainant has requested information relating to the closure of ‘Woodlands Academy’. The Commissioner’s decision is that Department for Education (DfE) correctly applied sections 36(2), 43(2) and 40(2) at the time of the request. As the DfE disclosed all the requested information aside from third party personal data, at a later date the Commissioner does…

FS50717735

The complainant submitted two requests to Leeds City Council (the Council) seeking information copies of emails sent to, or received by, the Council’s Chief Executive and the Leader of the Council about the issue of devolution in Yorkshire. The Council initially disclosed some information to the complainant but sought to further information on the basis…

FS50719655

The complainant requested information about broadband availability for specific postcodes. The Welsh Government disclosed the information requested, however, the Complainant considered more was held. During the course of the Commissioner’s investigation the Welsh Government disclosed some additional information. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of probabilities, the Welsh Government does not hold any…