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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER0265630
  • Date: 12 November 2009
  • Public Authority: Castle Point Borough Council
  • Summary: The complainant made a request to inspect the building control information in relation to a named address. The Council agreed to provide the information requested but only on the provision of a fee based on the property search regulations. The Council argued that it was allowed to charge for the information under regulation 8(1) as the information was not in a public register and could not be inspected without further collation by the Council. The Commissioner has investigated and found that the request is a request to inspect environmental information but that the Council cannot charge for the information by virtue of regulation 8(2)(b). The Council must make the information available for inspection in accordance with regulation 5(1) within 35 calendar days of this notice. This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Information Tribunal.
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