Tribunal advocates generous meaning of “public authority” within the EIR

The First-tier Tribunal (“FTT”) in Poplar Housing Association and Regeneration Community Association (“Poplar”) v Information Commissioner and Peoples Information Centre (EA/2018/0199) has provided some further clarity, as well as its own opinion, on when a private organisation may be considered a “public authority” for the purposes of regulation 2(2)(c) of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the “EIR”). … Read more