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Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives you the right to access recorded information held by public sector organisations.

Anyone can request information – there are no restrictions on your age, nationality or where you live.

Your request will be handled under different regulations depending on the kind of information you ask for, eg the:

  • Data Protection Act if you ask for information an organisation holds about you
  • Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) if you ask for environmental information

Some information is exempt and cannot be provided:  More on exemptions 


Submit a FOI Request

Submit a Freedom of Information Request online

FOI Guidance

Guidance for submitting a Request for Access to Information

Publication Scheme

A guide to all of the DDC information that is available (PDF document)

Transparency/Open Data

Information that we publish to allow access to the data we hold


Petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns

Access to Information

You have the right to access our recorded information