What are they?
The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) came into force in January 2005. They provide individuals and organisations with the right to request access to our recorded environmental information. The aim is to make us more open and accountable.
It covers all recorded information held at the time of the request, regardless of how old it is.
For more details please see our Access to Information Policy [PDF, 416Kb].
What information can I ask for?
You can request access to any environmental information held by the council.
What information is not covered?
General (non environmental information) and requests for personal information are not covered under the EIR.
How do I request information and will there be a charge?
The EIR allow you to make your request either verbally or in writing and they also allow us to make a reasonable charge. We prefer written requests as they allow us to understand exactly what information you require.
More details about making a request and any charges that could apply can be found in our Environmental Information Regulation Request Guidance Notes [PDF, 26Kb] and our Information Charging Policy [PDF, 514Kb].
If you would still like to make a request please submit it using the following button:
Please note that the response to your Environmental Information Regulation Request may be delayed due to resources being diverted to deal with Public Health priorities. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we do remain committed to responding to your request, and will respond as soon as we are able. Should our response to your request breach the statutory timeframe and you are unhappy with this you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can contact them at: