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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0178071
  • Date: 24 September 2009
  • Public Authority: Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Summary: The complainant requested copies of correspondence between council officers related to the drawing up of the report concerning the King Alfred development at Brighton & Hove. In particular he requested correspondence which provided advice/opinions on the council’s recommendation to approve and its compliance with planning guidelines. The council withheld the information via the exceptions at regulations 12(4)(b), 12(4)(e), 12(5)(b), 12(5)(f) and 13(1) of the EIR. The Commissioner found the council to have incorrectly applied the exceptions. He also found that it had failed to comply with regulations 5(1), 5(2) and 14(3)(a) of the EIR. The Commissioner ordered disclosure of the information.
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