Freedom of information request response - 05801

FOI request

FOI ID number
Ecological Experts

Would you please tell me how many in-house ecological experts are currently employed by the council either on a full-time or part-time basis? Please can you define 'ecological expert' as someone who is a chartered ecologist.

As a second part of this request can you please tell me how many ecological experts have been employed in-house by the council over the past five years starting from 1 January 2013 to the present day. Where possible please break this down on an annual basis.

I would prefer to receive this information electronically, preferably as a data set, eg. in Excel and not as a PDF where possible. 

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

If some parts of this request are easier to answer than others, I would ask that you release the available data as soon as possible.

Our response


Eden District Council has not employed any ecological experts (chartered ecologists) over the past five years, from 1 January 2013 to the present day.

Response date
14 December 2018