On 1 July 2005 a new European Directive came into force which
allows people to apply to re-use information held by the council.
'Re-use' means using the information for a purpose other than the
purpose for which the document was originally produced. This could
include a commercial purpose. The directive does not provide access
to the information itself. That is available through the Freedom of
Information Act, Data Protection Act or other access to information
regimes such as the Environmental Information Regulations.