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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0209326
  • Date: 10 December 2009
  • Public Authority: Bristol City Council
  • Summary: The complainant requested a copy of a viability report provided in support of a planning application made by a developer in relation to the Lakota Club and Coroners Court. The Council sought to rely on the exception available at regulation 12(5)(e) of the EIR explaining that the report consisted of commercially sensitive information and that to disclose the information would be a breach of confidence. The Commissioner has investigated and has determined that the exception is not engaged. Therefore the Commissioner finds that the withheld information should be disclosed. The Commissioner also identified a series of procedural breaches in relation to the way the Council dealt with the request. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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