We are committed to open and transparent government and believe that making information available to the public is central to the democratic process. We also respect your personal data and abide by the provisions of the Data Protection Act.
Reusing public sector information
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.