Freedom of information (FOI) requests

What can I request?

You can ask for any information you think that we may hold. The right only covers recorded information which includes information held on computers, in emails and in printed or handwritten documents as well as images, video and audio recordings. 

You should identify the information you want as clearly as possible. 

Your request can be in the form of a question, rather than a request for specific documents, but the authority does not have to answer your question if this would mean creating new information or giving an opinion or judgment that is not already recorded. 

Some information may not be given to you because it is exempt, for example because it would unfairly reveal personal details about somebody else. 

You don't have to know whether the information you want is covered by the Environmental Information Regulations or the Freedom of Information Act. When you make a request, it is for us to decide which law to follow.