If the process of finding and retrieving the information to satisfy a request will take more than 18 hours (2.5 working days) then the authority will charge at a rate of £25 per hour for the total amount of time taken to retrieve the information.
Where there is an existing charge for information e.g. copies of the Local Plan, contaminated land information, these charges will still apply.
A standard photocopying/printing charge will apply. Please see the FOI/EIR charges document for full details of photocopying/printing charges, along with existing charges information.
The requestor will be informed of a charge as early on in the process as possible. As soon as a charge is determined they will be sent a letter requesting that they pay the amount before the information can be sent to them.
If the requested fee has not been paid within 60 days of the fees letter being sent, then the request will be closed.
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.