EDDC has defied the Information Commissioner’s order, following a Freedom of Information request, to release crucial documents concerning the office relocation project (namely, those relating to the state of the Knowle office buildings, and the calculation of the refurbishment costs).
The case will be brought before a Tribunal this Thursday morning (28th August, Exeter Magistrates’ Court). SOS would advise members of the public who wish to attend, to arrive early, as space in Court 3 may be limited. (The EDA blog’s Home page has useful information on how to get there, see http://eastdevonalliance.org)
Chair of Save Our Sidmouth, Richard Thurlow, will be present, for Jeremy Woodward who is unable to be there himself, due to professional commitments.
A summary of the background to the case is given here: http://eastdevonalliance.org/2014/05/27/eddc-knowle-relocation-secrecy-important-update/comment-page-1/