The complainant requested information relating to a Local Plan. Dover District Council withheld the information under the exception for internal communications – regulation 12(4)(e). During the Commissioner’s investigation Dover District Council disclosed some of the information but retained its reliance on regulation 12(4)(e) to withhold the outstanding information. The Commissioner’s decision is that Dover District Council correctly handled the request under the EIR and complied with regulation 5, and that it correctly withheld the requested information under regulation 12(4)(e). The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps.
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