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Environmental information

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 individuals have the right to request information held by us. The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 governs requests for environmental information.

Environmental information includes:

  • the state of any water or air, the state of any flora or fauna, the state of any soil, or the state of any natural site or other land
  • waste, emissions and discharges into the environment
  • any activities or administrative or other measures (including any environmental management programmes) which are designed to protect these
  • the state of human health and safety, including the contamination of the food chain.

How to request information, including costs and charges.


It isn't always possible to release environmental information. Details of exceptions to the duty to disclose environmental information are in the The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.