Access to environmental information case tracker [Archived]
Access to environmental information case tracker [Archived]

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Access to environmental information case tracker [Archived]
  • EIR 2004, reg 2(1)—definition of environmental information
  • EIR 2004, reg 2(2)—definition of a public authority
  • EIR 2004, reg 6—form and format of information
  • EIR 2004, reg 8—charging for making environmental information available
  • EIR 2004, regs 12(4)(a), 3(2), 5—information not held by the public authority
  • EIR 2004, reg 12(4)(b)—manifestly unreasonable requests
  • EIR 2004, reg 12(4)(d)—material in course of completion, unfinished documents and incomplete data
  • EIR 2004, reg 12(4)(e)—internal communications
  • EIR 2004, reg 12(5)(b)—the course of justice
  • more

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.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 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:

  1. Court of Appeal

  2. Upper Tribunal (UT)

  3. First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) (FTT)

  4. 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:

  1. definition of environmental information

  2. definition of a public authority

  3. form and format of information

  4. charging for making environmental information available

  5. information not held by the public authority

  6. manifestly unreasonable requests

  7. material in the course of completion, unfinished documents and incomplete data

  8. internal communications

  9. course of justice and inquiries

  10. confidentiality of proceedings

  11. supply of information by third party

  12. information on emissions

  13. personal information

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