This right to access environmental information is available to anyone regardless of where they live, their age or nationality.
You can request for environmental information if it is about:
We will try to respond to your request within 20 working days, unless there are exceptional circumstances where the information requested is of a complex and large nature. In these exceptional cases, this deadline may be extended to 40 working days.
You can make a request for environmental information and we will provide it unless it falls within the list of exemptions. If we refuse your request we will explain why and how you can appeal the refusal.
The Council charge a fee for providing environmental information. The fee per Contaminated Land enquiry is detailed in the Council's current Fees and Charges.
An additional hourly rate may be charged where enquiries entail more than 3 hours of officer time. Where a fee is due we will issue a fee letter to let you know how much it will cost.
For further information about the EIR, the Information Commissioner has provided a detailed guide about the EIR:
Alternatively, you can also access the full legislation.