Department for Culture Media and Sport (Decision Notice): ICO 4 Jan 2012

ICO The complainant requested information in connection with the decision by the Secretary of State not to list Slough Town Hall as a building of special architectural or historic interest in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. The Commissioner’s decision is that: the exception at regulation 12(4)(e) was engaged in respect of the disputed information. However, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exception did not outweigh the public interest in disclosure in respect of most of the disputed information. The public authority correctly withheld the names and contact details of junior officials and members of the public on the basis of the exception at regulation 13. The public authority breached regulation 11 for failing to conduct an internal review. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose all of the information he has found was not exempt.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 11 – Complaint Upheld, EIR 12.4.e – Complaint Partly Upheld, EIR 13 – Complaint Not upheld

[2012] UKICO FER0409841


Updated: 07 December 2021; Ref: scu.529052