The complainant submitted a request to East Sussex County Council (‘the Council’) for a copy of a Grant of Approval notice for a development on his land, and information about the status of that development in 1974. The Council responded and stated that it did not hold this information. The Commissioner has investigated and is satisfied that on the balance of probabilities, the Council does not hold any information within the scope of the complainant’s request. He does however find a procedural breach of regulation 14(3)(a) due to the Council’s failure to cite regulation 12(4)(a) when stating that it did not hold the requested information. The Commissioner does not require the Council to take any further action. Information Tribunal appeal EA/2011/0217 struck out.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 14 – Complaint Upheld
 UKICO FER0374328
England and Wales
Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.530839