246 requests for information were received between 1 January and 31 March.  Of those requests: 

  • 232 requests were answered within the statutory time limit of 20 working days
  • 146 requests were granted in full (no exemption or exception was applied)
  • 11 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  • request was submitted and then later withdrawn by the applicant
  • request was received under FOI and then later dealt with as a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act 1998
  • 47 requests were received, and then, upon further research, transferred/referred (some in part) to other local authorities/external organisations
  • 26 requests were partially withheld/refused (some of the information was subject to an exemption or exception)
  • 31 requests were fully withheld/refused (all of the requested information was subject to exemption or exception)
  • 84 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 12.6 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