The complainant has made two information requests in which he seeks various information about the handling of a planning complaint and associated information requests that he has made. Leeds City Council disclosed held information in response, but under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. The complainant subsequently contested that further information was held that should be provided under the terms of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. The Commissioner’s decision is that, on the balance of the probabilities, the Council does not hold further information that would fall under the terms of the EIR. However, the Council breached regulation 5(1) by providing a response to the requests outside the time for compliance. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps.
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