Scottish Power Energy Networks (Private Companies): ICO 22 Jun 2020

The complainant has requested information from Scottish Power Energy Networks (‘SPEN’) relating to the Kype Muir wind farm power cable project. SPEN provided a quantity of information over a period of time but withheld some information under the exceptions at Regulations 12(4)(a), 12(4)(c) and later 12(5)(e). The Commissioner’s decision is that SPEN has correctly cited the exception at 12(4)(a) and that, on the balance of probability, no information is held. She also accepts that the exception at 12(5)(e) is engaged and that the balance of the public interest favours maintaining non-disclosure. The Commissioner does not accept that the exception at 12(4)(c) is engaged but has reached the conclusion that there is no further information to be disclosed. The Commissioner does not require SPEN to take any further steps.
EIR 12(4)(a): Complaint not upheld EIR 12(4)(c): Complaint upheld EIR 12(5)(e): Complaint not upheld


[2020] UKICO fer0884834




England and Wales


Updated: 05 August 2022; Ref: scu.653691