The complainant requested information about surveys on road markings and signs in Sidmouth and details of the faults identified. Devon County Council responded but the complainant felt its response was incomplete and possibly incorrect. The Council provided further clarification during the Commissioner’s investigation. The Information Commissioner (the Commissioner) has decided that, on the balance of probabilities, the Council has not provided all the information it holds in relation to the request in breach of sections 1(1)(a) and 1(1)(b) of FOIA. The Council also breached section 10(1) of FOIA because it did not provide its initial response within 20 working days. The Information Commissioner requires the public authority to, in relation to the 43 works orders it holds for the period 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, either disclose these to the complainant or issue a valid refusal notice in accordance with section 17(1) of FOIA. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: FOI 1 – Complaint Upheld, FOI 10 – Complaint Upheld
 UKICO FS50459536
England and Wales
Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.528070