The complainant has requested information regarding an agreement to swap land between Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC) and a neighbouring Golf Club. WPCC refused to comply with the request on the basis that it was ‘manifestly unreasonable’ and cited regulation 12(4)(b). The Commissioner’s decision is that WPCC is entitled to rely on regulation 12(4)(b) to refuse to comply with the request and that in the circumstances of this case, the public interest lies in maintaining the exemption. The Commissioner does not require the public authority to take any steps.
EIR 12(4)(b): Complaint not upheld
 UKICO fer0829694
England and Wales
Updated: 14 June 2022; Ref: scu.653606