Environmental Information Request
Submitting a request
You can submit a request by submitting an online request form
You can also email your request directly to the Freedom of Information Officer at FOI@merthyr.gov.uk
For postal requests please send to:
Freedom of Information Officer
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give the public a right of access to environmental information. Environmental information includes information about air, water, soil, land, plants and animals, energy, noise, waste and emissions. It also includes information about decisions, policies or activities that could affect these aspects of the environment.
Making a request
If you cannot locate the information you seek within our disclosure log please feel free to submit a request directly to the Council.
A request must be made in writing and addressed directly to the Council. All requests for information must include the following:
A contact name, telephone number and an address to which a reply can be sent.
Sufficient information which will easily identify exactly what information is being requested. In the circumstances where a request does not clearly identify what information is being requested, further clarification will be sought.
A preference as to how the information is to be supplied, for example in paper format, electronically etc.
Once we receive your request we are required to provide a response within 20 working days. You may wish to use the forms located on the Councils webpage for online services, specifically request it.
Receiving the information
Although we will always make information available wherever possible, there may be cases where there is a valid reason why we can’t provide it. It might simply be that we don’t hold the information that has been asked for, or one of the exemptions/ exceptions set out in the Freedom of Information Act or the Environmental Information Regulations might apply. If this is the case, we will provide a full explanation in writing as to why we are unable to provide the information. For further information on exemptions please see the exemption procedure located in the document links section to the right of this webpage.