The complainant made a request to Salford City Council (the Council) for information relating Stama Development (Salford) Limited and the development of the land at Crescent Police Station, Salford. The Council refused to comply with the request under regulation 12(4)(b) EIR as it considers the request to be manifestly unreasonable and in the alternative it considers regulation 12(4)(e), 12(5)(b), 12(5)(e), 12(5)(f) and 13(2) EIR would apply to some of the information requested. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council was correct to handle the request under EIR rather than FOIA. She considers that the Council incorrectly applied regulation 12(4)(b) EIR and regulation 13 EIR to some of the redactions it has been applied to. The Council was however correct to apply regulation 12(4)(e), 12(5)(b), 12(5)(e) and regulation 13 EIR to the remaining redactions. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the requested information in redacted format (as marked on the copy provided to the Commissioner during her investigation) however removing the redactions made under regulation 13 EIR to the names identified in the confidential annex attached to this Notice.
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