Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (Decision Notice): ICO 27 Sep 2012

The complainant requested information concerning any entry under the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and the Environmental Protection Act 1990 for a specified location. Sefton Council (the Council) charged a fee to respond to the complainant’s request. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council breached the EIR in this case in that it levied a charge in response to a request to view information in situ and where it held no information falling within the scope of the request. The Council has acknowledged to the ICO that it breached the EIR in relation to this request and has confirmed that it has taken appropriate remedial action.
Section of Act/EIR and Finding: EIR 8 – Complaint Upheld

[2012] UKICO FER0455190


Updated: 22 January 2022; Ref: scu.529862