The complainant has requested a copy of planning pre-application advice. Eden District Council (the council) refused the request under regulation 12(5)(f) of the EIR – Interests of the person who provided the information to the public authority. During the Commissioner’s investigations, the council amended its position and provided the information to the complainant. The Commissioner’s decision is that the council has breached regulation 5(2) of the FOIA as it provided the information outside the required 20 working days, following receipt of the request. As the information has been provided, the Commissioner does not require the council to take any steps.
EIR 5(2): Complaint upheld
 UKICO fer0898325
England and Wales
Updated: 30 November 2021; Ref: scu.653742