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Environmental Information Request

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 provide public access to environmental information held by public authorities.

The Regulations do this in two ways:

  • public authorities must make environmental information available proactively;
  • members of the public are entitled to request environmental information from public authorities.

Once we receive your request under the Environmental Information Regulations, we will:

  • acknowledge receipt as soon as it is received
  • ​​review the request to make sure we can release the data
  • Inform you if a charge applies to be able to release it
  • provide you with the data within 20 working days
  • inform you if we will take longer than 20 working days to provide it

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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 2 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:

Environmental Information Regulations - ICO.

Alternatively, you can also access the full legislation.