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What is environmental information?

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) provides public access to environmental information held by public authorities.

  • The state of the elements of the environment, such as air, water, soil and land.
  • Substances such as energy, noise, radiation or waste.
  • Measures and activities such as policies, plans and agreements affecting or likely to affect the state of the elements of the environment.
  • Reports, cost-benefit and economic analyses on the implementation of environmental legislation.
  • The state of human health and safety and contamination of the food chain.

How to make an environmental information request

The quickest and easiest way to make a freedom of information request is using our online form. However, you are also able to make a request by email.

Please provide a clear description of the information you require and include your name and email address for us to send the response to.

We will acknowledge your request upon receipt and send a response within 20 working days.

We may refuse your request for information if:

  • The information is already publicly available
  • The request is unreasonable or would take an excessive amount of officer time
  • Exemptions under the Regulations apply