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Your Data and Access to Information

Freedom of information, open data, declaration of interests, data protection etc

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Data Protection

We may need to collect, process and use certain types of information about people and organisations so that we can provide the most effective range of services to meet the needs of employees, citizens, communities and businesses. The information we
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Access to Information on the Environment

You are entitled to request access to information on the environment that is held by us.  Those seeking information may wish to first look at the publicly available information on the Council's website or to view the Council's Publication Scheme which may contain the information sought.

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    Freedom of Information

    The Freedom of Information (FOI) Acts assert the right of members of the public to obtain access to official information to the greatest extent possible consistent with the public interest and the right to privacy of individuals.  

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    Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

    Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act.

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