You have the right to request environmental information from Scottish public authorities.

Requests can be made under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) and they work in a similar way to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests. An important difference is that you can make requests for environmental information verbally.

We already make some environmental information available to the public. More information can be found in our Guide to Information which is available on our Publication Scheme page.

If you do not find what you want there, you can make an EIR request by completing a request form:

You can also download this form and post it to us:

Information Request form

Or you can phone Development Services:

Development Services

If you request environmental information from us, we will provide it to you within 20 working days. We may extend this to 40 working days if a large amount of information or complex information is requested. If this is the case, we will let you know.

Sometimes there will be reasons why we cannot provide the information you want. If that is the case we will tell you why. You can challenge our decision and ask us to review our response. If you are unhappy after the review, you can appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner.

The Office of The Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews, Fife
KY16 9DS

You can find more information in our Right to Complain Leaflet:

Right to complain leaflet

As with FOI requests, charges may apply if you request a lot of information or if the information would take us a long time to produce.

For more information on EIRs, you can contact Development Services on 01324 504950.