Wirral Council asks judiciary to intervene to keep 94 page report on Hoylake Golf Resort secret!
This is an update to a previous story I published on this blog headlined ICO require Wirral Council to release 94 page draft agreement with Nicklaus Joint Venture Group Limited about Hoylake Golf Resort.
I received a 2 page letter yesterday (4th September 2017) sent by Second Class post dated 1st September 2017 from ICO (the regulator).
In summary the letter states that the Information Commissioner’s solicitors are now dealing with the matter as Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council have appealed decision notice FER0672223 to the First-tier Tribunal (Information Rights).
As Wirral Council are the Appellant, the Information Commissioner will be First Respondent.
ICO’s letter also states that due to this the Commissioner won’t be keeping me informed about further developments on the appeal.
Although I’m the person who made the original information request, as I’m not appealing the decision notice, I’m not at the point of writing this blog post a party to the matter.
From past experience it could take ~7 months before a decision is reached.
This is a new situation I find myself in as it’s the first time a public authority has appealed to the First-tier Tribunal a decision notice relating to an information request I’ve made!
A copy of ICO’s two page letter is below, the First-tier Tribunal case reference number is EA/2017/0191.
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