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Freedom of Information & Data Protection

Freedom of Information & Data Protection

We are committed to conducting our affairs openly and have adopted the model publication scheme provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The Authority maintains a Publication Scheme that lists the types of information available and where the information can be accessed. The Authority in particular recognises its obligations under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to put as much information as possible into the public domain. It will, however, continue to protect personal information, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Where possible, information will be published online and free of charge. Hard copies may be requested where this is not possible. This can be done at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst or any of the other offices by prior appointment.

  • Freedom of Information Request Form

    You can fill it in online or download the form, print and complete. Then send it to us, you can do this by post or email.

    Download our Freedom of Information Act Request Form (pdf) or Freedom of Information Request Form (word)

    There will be no charge for information downloaded from our website.

    Where documents are not available online you may be able to arrange to inspect the documents at our offices, or we may be able to send them to you.

    Generally we will not expect to charge you for this, however if any charge is to be made, charges will be made clear before any request is fulfilled.

    Large-print, Braille and audio tape versions of information can be made available by arrangement and will incur no additional charges.

    Any questions, comments or complaints about this scheme itself, should be sent in writing to:

    Freedom of Information Requests
    South Downs National Park Authority

    South Downs Centre
    North Street
    Midhurst
    West Sussex
    GU29 9DH

    Tel: 01730 814810
    Email: info@southdowns.gov.uk

  • Subject Access Request Form

    Subject to certain exemptions you have the right to be told whether personal information is held about you and a right to a copy of that information in a readable form.

    We have a duty to hold information securely and information will only be released when we are satisfied that the identity of the person making the request has been proved to our satisfaction.

    We will not release information that identifies other people, unless those person(s) agree(s).

    Any material you supply, including details on this form, will be used to confirm your identity and to process your Subject Access request.

    To submit a request, complete the SDNPA Subject Access Request Form and return it to us at:

    Subject Access Requests
    South Downs National Park Authority

    South Downs Centre
    North Street
    Midhurst
    West Sussex
    GU29 9DH

    Tel: 01730 814810
    Email: info@southdowns.gov.uk

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