Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides a right of access to information held by public authorities. This right of access came into force on 1 January 2005.

Request for information

Everyone has the right to request access to information from us, no matter who, or where you are.

Online freedom information request

Make a freedom of information request online.

Email or letter freedom of information requests

Requests for information are covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 if they:

  • Are made in writing;
  • Include the name of the person making the request;
  • Include an address for correspondence;
  • Describe the information requested.

It will help us to process your request if you provide as much detail as you can.

Access to information policy and procedure

Read the Access to Information Policy (PDF 435 Kb / 18 pages), which outlines our commitment to openness and transparency.

Environmental Information Regulations 2004

See Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to find how you have a right to access certain environmental information we have.

Freedom of information related information

Last updated: Monday, 22 May, 2023.