The public authority charged the complainant to view environmental information at its headquarters in the context of local authority searches for encumbrances on land. This case relates specifically to charging in relation to elements 1 (f), (g) and (h) from the CON29R form. He complained to the Commissioner about the charging. The Commissioner has considered this case and has determined that Regulation 8(2)(b) has been contravened in this instance. The Council cannot therefore charge to inspect this information at its headquarters and the Commissioner upholds the complaint.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 5 – Complaint Upheld, EIR 6 – Complaint Upheld, EIR 8 – Complaint Upheld
 UKICO FER0255346
England and Wales
Updated: 10 January 2022; Ref: scu.532343