Environmental information requests

Under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, a member of the public has a certain right of access to environmental information held by us. Environmental information covers information on the state of the environment such as:

  • air, water, soil, land, trees and plants, humans
  • information on pollution and waste including noise, energy, radiation and waste
  • plans and agreements
  • reports, cost benefits and economic analyses
  • the state of human health and safety, contamination of the food chain, cultural sites and built structures which may be affected by environmental factors

In order to recover costs incurred in providing environmental information we charge using an hourly rate of £56.00. 

We are allowed to withhold certain types of information, such as information relating to internal relations, national defence or public security, legal or other proceedings, internal communications, unfinished documents or commercial or industrial confidential information. If we refuse a request we will write to you and explain the reasons for this.

If you have a request for environmental information, please email pollution@arun.gov.uk. For further information please see the ICO Guide to the Environmental Information Regulations.