The complainant submitted a request to Basildon Council (the Council) for copies of communications between two of its departments, namely Countryside Services and Planning, regarding a particular planning application. The Council withheld the information on the basis of regulation 12(4)(e), the internal communications exception of the EIR. The Commissioner is satisfied that the public interest in maintaining the exception outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 12.4.e – Complaint Not upheld
 UKICO FER0511503
England and Wales
Updated: 23 May 2022; Ref: scu.527533