186 requests for information were received between 1 October and 31 December 2017.  Of those requests: 

  • 174 requests were answered within the statutory time limit of 20 working days
  • 99 requests were granted in full (no exemption or exception was applied)
  • 12 requests required clarification/further information from the applicants, of which no response was received, therefore the request was closed and no further action taken
  • request was submitted and then later withdrawn by the applicant
  • 39 requests were received, and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to other local authorities/external organisations
  • 16 requests were partially withheld/refused (some of the information was subject to an exemption or exception)
  • 21 requests were fully withheld/refused (all of the requested information was subject to exemption or exception)
  • 71 requests were responded to in full or part in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) 

During this quarter, the average number of days that it took to respond to a request was 13.5 working days

Should you wish to find out more information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), please visit the Information Commissioners website