Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 18 Feb 2013

ICO The complainant requested information regarding a next door neighbour’s extension which was affecting her property. Sefton Council disclosed information including a building site inspection report, but took 10 months to disclose the complete final page of the report. The Commissioner’s decision is that Sefton Council has breached regulation 5(2) in that it took longer than 20 working days to provide the complainant with the final page of the report. The Commissioner also considers that the Council has breached regulation 11(4) as it took longer than 40 working days to inform the complainant of the outcome of its internal review. The Commissioner does not require Sefton Council to take any further steps.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 5 – Complaint Upheld, EIR 11 – Complaint Upheld


[2013] UKICO FER0454906




England and Wales


Updated: 18 May 2022; Ref: scu.528009