Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)

About the Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations give you the right of access to information held by the Council which relates to the environment.

The type of information covered by the EIR's is outlined below. The Council is able to charge for supplying information in accordance with the EIR's and these can be found online.

What is Environmental Information?

There is a very broad range of information that could fall within the environmental classification. This might include:

  • information on the state of the elements of the environment such as air and atmosphere, water, soil, land, landscape and natural sites including wetlands, coastal and marine areas, biological diversity and its components including genetically modified organisms and the interaction among these elements
  • information on the state the environment and factors effecting the environment, for example, instances of flooding, habitat loss, species extinction, greenhouse gases, radioactive waste, noise, building developments etc
  • information on measures such as policies, legislation (including reports on the implementation of environmental legislation), environmental agreements etc and also economic analysis/cost benefit of such measures
  • information on the state of human health and safety, the food chain, cultural sites and built structures and the conditions of human life, where they are effected by environmental factors such as acid rain, air pollution etc

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