The complainant has requested information relating to the formation of a private limited company subsequently known as 3 Rivers Developments Ltd. Mid Devon District Council disclosed some information and withheld other information under the exemptions for commercial interests (section 43(2)) and legal professional privilege (section 42). The Commissioner’s decision is that Mid Devon Council failed to disclose information within the statutory time limit and breached section 1(1) and section 10(1) of the FOIA and, in respect of the withheld information, it failed to demonstrate that section 43(2) is engaged. The Commissioner requires the public authority to disclose the information withheld under section 43(2). This decision notice is currently under appeal to the Tribunal.
Complaint upheldFOI 43:
Complaint upheldFOI 1: