Sheffield City Council (Local Government): ICO 15 Feb 2021

The complainant requested from Sheffield City Council (‘the Council’) information relating to the Gleadless Valley masterplan. The Commissioner’s decision is that the Council has failed to carry out a reconsideration (internal review) of a response it provided, under the Environmental Information Regulations (‘the EIR’), within 40 working days and has therefore breached Regulation 11 of the EIR. The Commissioner requires the Council to take the following steps to ensure compliance with the legislation. Reconsider how it responded to the original request and inform the complainant of the outcome of that reconsideration in accordance with Regulation 11 of the EIR. The Council must take these steps within 35 calendar days of the date of this decision notice. Failure to comply may result in the Commissioner making written certification of this fact to the High Court pursuant to section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act and may be dealt with as a contempt of court.
EIR 11: Complaint upheld


[2021] UKICO IC-80680




England and Wales


Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.659793