Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) requests

What can I request?

The EIR gives you the right to ask us for information we hold that is about the environment  

This information is in 6 main areas (summarised): 

  • The state of the elements of the environment such as: 
    • Air  
    • Atmosphere 
    • Water 
    • Soil 
    • Land 
    • Landscape  
    • Natural sites 
  • Factors such as: 
    • Substances 
    • Noise 
    • Energy 
    • Radiation 
    • Waste including emissions 
    • Discharges 
    • Releases into the environment  
  • Measures and activities such as: 
    • Policies 
    • Plans 
    • Legislation 
    • Environmental agreements, affecting or protecting the environment 
  • Reports on how we implement environmental legislation 
  • Cost-benefit and economic analysis and assumptions used in decisions on the environment 
  • The state of human health and safety, including: 
    • The food chain 
    • Conditions of human life 
    • Cultural sites 
    • Built structures