Freedom of Information

How to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) request

The OEP will be as open and transparent as reasonably possible. Where appropriate, we will make our information available to the public by publishing it on our website. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, people have the right to request certain information held by public bodies. We will respond to most requests for information within 20 working days.

How we deal with FOI and EIR requests

If you are making an FOI or EIR request, please put it to us in writing. You should give as much detail as possible about the information you require and over what time period. For FOI or EIR requests please contact:

Freedom of Information Requests
Office for Environmental Protection
Wildwood Drive

Telephone: 03300 416 581


Reviewing FOI and EIR decisions

If your request for information is refused and you remain unhappy with the response, you can ask for a senior manager to review the decision.

Complaining to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

If, following an internal review, we uphold the decision not to give information then you have a right of appeal to the ICO. You can contact them on 0303 123 1113 or write to:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Publication Scheme

Our publication scheme describes the types of information we publish and explains how to access it.

OEP Publication Scheme

The OEP may need to process your personal information. For more on this please read our Personal Information Charter.