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Freedom of Information

Access to Information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives the public the right to request  information held by the London Legacy Development Corporation unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential. The Act aims to ensure that public sector bodies are open and accountable and encompasses any recorded information.

The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 provides a similar public right to access, and relates to environmental information held by public authorities.

If you wish to make a request for information held by the London Legacy Development Corporation you do not need to know which Act applies; we will determine the most appropriate legislative procedures for your particular request.

For more information on the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

Publication Scheme

The Freedom of Information Act requires the London Legacy Development Corporation to have an approved publication scheme in order to provide easy access to certain types of commonly requested information. Please check the Publication Scheme before you make a request.

Visit the London Legacy Development Corporation Publication Scheme

Requests

If you cannot find the information you are looking for in our Publication Scheme, please request the information in writing and submit to the following email address: foi@londonlegacy.co.uk

Requests will be handled within the statutory time limit of 20 working days as set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please be as specific as possible with your request and remember that you must provide contact details for where you would like the information to be sent to.

Exemptions

Although you may request any information that we hold, there are some exemptions under the Acts which mean we may not be able to provide the information you require. If we decide that we cannot release the information requested, we will explain our reasons why and the exemption used under the Acts.

Fees

It is London Legacy Development Corporation policy to provide the first £35 free and to charge the full cost above that level. The schedule of costs is as follows:

Printing and photocopying – A4

10p

Printing and photocopying – A3, colour

20p

Printing and photocopying – Special formats

Charged at cost

CD

£2.00

DVD

£5.00

Conversion to/from electronic formats, e.g. scanning, microform, VHS

Charged at cost

Complaints

If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, you have the right to appeal. On receipt of an appeal, arrangements will be made for a formal review and you will be notified of the review panel’s decision in writing. It is therefore necessary that you supply us with your current contact information so we are able to get in touch with you during the process.

The Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services will be responsible for the review and will be advised by a Review Panel. The Panel will consist of a Legacy Development Corporation Executive Director, the Legacy Development Corporation’s Freedom of Information Coordinator and, where necessary, the Legacy Development Corporation’s General Counsel.

Complaints will be acknowledged within two working days of receipt and you will be informed of a target date for determination. They will be completed promptly and in any case within 20 working days. Where a decision may take longer, you will be informed and told the reason for the delay.

Where the outcome of the complaint is that procedures were not followed correctly, the Legacy Development Corporation will take steps to prevent such errors occurring in future.

Complaints received more than two months after the initial decision will not be considered.

Complaints relating to requests which are handled under the Environmental Information Regulations are known as ‘representations’. The Corporation will adopt the same process for reviewing these complaints. However, under the Environmental Information Regulations, representations must be made within 40 working days of the date on which you believe we failed to comply with the Regulations.  You will be informed of the outcome within 40 working days.

If you are still not satisfied with our reply then you can take your complaint further by contacting the Information Commissioner’s Office

Contact Us

Should you have a query about any of the above information or making an FOI request, please contact our Freedom of Information Coordinator via email at foi@londonlegacy.co.uk or by calling 020 3288 1800.

Our postal address is:

London Legacy Development Corporation
Level 10
1 Stratford Place
Montfichet Road
London
E20 1EJ