FER0712149

The complainant has requested to see the information in the appendices from a Cost Plan Review for a planning application submitted to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. The Council refused to provide this on the basis of the exceptions at regulation 12(5)(e) and 12(5)(f) of the EIR. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has correctly…

FS50705489

The complainant has requested information around a planning dispute. The Commissioner’s decision is that Luton Borough Council has disclosed all the information it holds and has therefore complied with its duty under Regulation 5(1), however in failing to issue a response within 20 working days, it breached Regulation 5(2) of the Environmental Information Regulations. It…

FS50711321

UK Research and Innovation has explained to the Commissioner that from 1 April 2018 the seven UK Research Councils (which include the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – EPSRC), Innovate UK and Research England became part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK Government.…

FS50713498

The complainant has requested information relating to financial and governance issues at Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT). The DfE responded to the request by refusing to disclose the requested information under sections 36, 40 and 43 of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that the DfE is entitled to rely on section 36 of the…

FS50705920

The complainant has requested various items of information in respect of the TrawsCymru bus services in the Aberystwyth area. The Welsh Government informed the complainant that it does not hold the information and during the course of the Commissioner’s investigation provided him with some contextual background in respect of a number of items of his…

FER0698095

The complainant has submitted two requests for recorded information to Bournemouth Borough Council. Both of the complainant’s requests relate to a particular measurement which was used by the Local planning Authority to determine two planning applications: 7-2009-23997 and 7-2016-23997-B. The Commissioner’s decision is that Bournemouth Borough Council has complied with Regulation 5(1) of the EIR…

FER0745851

The complainant requested information about two specific planning applications. The Commissioner’s decision is that the London Borough of Croydon failed to respond to either request within 20 working days and has therefore breached Regulation 5(2) of the Environmental Information Regulations. The Commissioner requires the London Borough to take the following steps to ensure compliance with…

FS50677824

The complainant requested information about an internal complaint regarding an investigation into a murder. West Midlands Police refused to either confirm or deny holding information within the scope of the request, citing section 40(5) (personal information) of the FOIA. The Commissioner’s decision is that West Midlands Police was correct to neither confirm nor deny holding…

FS50713121

The complainant has asked West Sussex County Council to provide him with a copy of certain meeting notes in respect of a safeguarding adults review concerning his brother. Having first refused the complainant’s request in reliance on section 31 of the FOIA, the Council now relies on section 3(2) of the FOIA, on the grounds…