Environmental information

Environmental information guidance:

The UK and EU ratified the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access...

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In brief A public authority need not disclose information following a request for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) if: • the...

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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law rulings relating...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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Reading a request objectively Where a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA 2000) is phrased clearly and unambiguously, the receiving public authority...

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In brief This practice note focuses on the key points to consider when complying with a freedom of information request. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIA...

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Requirement for a register Every enforcing authority must keep a freely available public register of contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Pt...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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A requestor, or more appropriately a complainant, may complain about the way a request for environmental information has been handled if they consider that a public...

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Updated in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood Where requests under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 are phrased...

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Environmental Information Regulations 2004, SI 2004/3391 (EIR 2004) give rights of public access to environmental information held by public authorities. The presumption...

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The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391 poses a risk to businesses through exposure of sensitive commercial information. However, the EIR...

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This Practice Note outlines guidance for private practitioners making requests, public authorities receiving requests, disclosures of information, and the complaint and...

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When responding to a request for information, the first step should be to determine whether the information requested is environmental information, and therefore whether...

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Understanding what environmental information includes is fundamental to environmental regulation because it will determine whether a request for information will be...

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Brexit impact This content is likely to be impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. For information on how leaving the EU will affect environmental law, see Practice...

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