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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0184376
  • Date: 8 December 2008
  • Public Authority: University of Salford
  • Summary: The applicant made a number of requests for information relating to a report entitled, “Research into aerodynamic modulation of wind turbine noise.” The University refused to disclose the information requested, and cited regulations 12(5)(e) and (f) in relation to three of the requests. The complainant requested an internal review of this decision. After carrying out an internal review the University upheld its previous decision. During the investigation the University informed the Commissioner that it also sought to rely upon regulations 13(1) and 13(2)(a)(i) to withhold some of the information. After investigating the case the Commissioner decided that the University could not rely upon regulations 12(5)(e) and (f) as the withheld information was information on emissions. However, the Commissioner partially upheld the University’s use of regulations 13(1) and 13(2)(a)(i). Therefore he believes that the withheld information should be disclosed in a redacted format. The Commissioner also believes that the University did not meet the requirements of regulations 5(1), 5(2) and 14(1).
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