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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FER149772
  • Date: 8 October 2008
  • Public Authority: Wesley Housing Association Ltd
  • Summary: The complainant made a request to Wesley Housing Association (“Wesley”) under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (“EIR”) for access to all documents held and produced by Wesley in relation to the development of sites at Crumlin Road Methodist Church and 237-247 Tennent Street. Wesley did not provide the information as it stated that Housing Associations were not public authorities for the purposes of the EIR. The Commissioner finds that Wesley is a public authority within the meaning of Regulation 2(2)(c) and 2(2)(d)(i) of the EIR. This Decision Notice requires Wesley to either provide the complainant with the requested information or to issue a formal refusal notice, stating which exceptions (if any) under the EIR it believes to be applicable.
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