Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council v Information Commissioner

14 Feb 2020

Information Law, Planning and Environment

EA/2012/0117 – [2012] UKFTT EA_2012_0117 (GRC) – Damien Welfare represented the appellant local authority in a successful appeal (by written representations) against a decision of the Information Commissioner to order disclosure of drafts by local authority officers of a report, the background papers, and surrounding email correspondence under the EIR. The judgment is notable as to comments on the public interest factors relevant to disclosure of draft proposals. The report concerned a grounds maintenance matter.