198 requests for information were received between 1 January and 31 March 2017, of those requests:

  • 191 were answered within the 20 working day statutory time limit
  • were permitted extensions to the response deadline
  • 107 were granted in full (no exemption or exception was applied)
  • request was withdrawn by the applicant
  • required clarification/further information from the applicants, of which no response was received, therefore those requests were closed and no further action was taken
  • 33 requests were received, and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to other local authorities/external organisation(s)
  • 13 were partially withheld/refused
  • 39 were fully withheld/refused
  • 56 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 11.7 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