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This Practice Note collates and summarises notable archived decisions and case law rulings relating to the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR 2004), SI 2004/3391.
For the latest case law developments concerning access to environmental information and freedom of information, see: Freedom of information case tracker.
The tables under each heading below highlight key decisions of the following bodies:
Court of Appeal
Upper Tribunal (UT)
First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) (FTT)
Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
For ease of reference, the tracker is divided into sections by reference to the key provisions and matters addressed under the EIR 2004, including:
definition of environmental information
definition of a public authority
form and format of information
charging for making environmental information available
information not held by the public authority
manifestly unreasonable requests
material in the course of completion, unfinished documents and incomplete data
course of justice and inquiries
confidentiality of proceedings
supply of information by third party
information on emissions
Plus, further miscellaneous and pervasive issues arising under the EIR 2004.
Within each section, the cases are arranged in the first place by reference to the decision making body (in the order above), and then in chronological order (with the most recent cases first). Where appropriate, new entries are marked: NEW and updated entries
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