Hampshire County Council (Decision Notice): ICO 28 Apr 2014

ICO The complainant has made two information requests to Hampshire County Council (‘the Council’). He seeks information relating to the development of a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bishop’s Waltham, Hampshire. The Council refused the complainant’s request in reliance of regulation 12(4)(b) of the EIR on the grounds that the request is manifestly unreasonable. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to demonstrate that the request is manifestly unreasonable and therefore the Council has contravened regulation 12(4)(b). He has also decided that the Council has contravened regulation 9(1) for failing to provide the complainant with appropriate advice and assistance. The Commissioner requires the Council to revisit the complainant’s request and to offer him appropriate advice and assistance in accordance with regulation 9. Having done this the Council should the issue a new response which does not rely on regulation 12(4)(b).
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 9 – Complaint Upheld, EIR 12.4.b – Complaint Upheld

[2014] UKICO FER0516598
England and Wales


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