Lee Kindness and City of Edinburgh Council: SIC 11 May 2012

GIS download of core path data – Mr Kindness requested from the City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) information relating to the Edinburgh Core Path Plan in two distinct electronic formats. The Council responded by providing a weblink allowing a download of one of the requested formats. In relation to the other requested format, the Council advised Mr Kindness that it was not required to comply with the request by virtue of regulation 6(1) of the EIRs. Following a review, Mr Kindness remained dissatisfied and applied to the Commissioner for a decision.
Following an investigation, the Commissioner found that the Council had dealt with Mr Kindness’ request for information by refusing to provide the information in one of the formats specified by Mr Kindness in terms of regulation 6(1)(b) of the EIRs. However, the Commissioner found that the Council had failed to comply with the timescale specified in regulation 16(4) of the EIRs in dealing with Mr Kindness’ requirement for review. She did not require the Council to take any action.


[2012] ScotIC 084 – 2012)






Updated: 31 October 2022; Ref: scu.459797