This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'High Hedge Act'.


 
 
 
 
ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL 
 
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – (FOISA) and the Environmental 
Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) 
 
YOUR RIGHTS TO REQUEST A REVIEW AND 
APPLY TO THE SCOTTISH INFORMATION COMMISSIONER 
 
 
Requesting an Internal Review 
 
Aberdeen City Council (ACC) hopes that you are satisfied with the response to your 
information request. If you are not satisfied with the response to your request for 
information, or the way in which your request has been handled, you can request that 
ACC review our response. You should do this within 40 working days of the receipt of 
this information. To request a review, please write to or email us at:  
 
Information Compliance Team 
Communications and Promotion 
Office of Chief Executive 
Aberdeen City Council 
First Floor Room 24 
Town House 
Broad Street 
ABERDEEN 
AB10 1AQ 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx  
 
Your request for review must include
 
•  your name and address (an email address is fine)  
•  the reference number for your original request for information 
•  your reason(s) for requesting a review 
 
If required, a  panel of senior officers who were not involved in the handling of your 
original  request will review ACC’s response. ACC will acknowledge receipt of your 
review request and you will be informed of the outcome within 20 working days from 
ACC’s receipt of your request for a review.   
 
Appealing to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision 
 
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal review, you 
can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner (OSIC) for a 
decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision unless you have been through the 

Council’s review procedure. To make an application to OSIC, please write or email 
OSIC at:  
 
The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner 
Kinburn Castle 
Doubledykes Road 
St Andrews 
Fife 
KY16 9DS 
www.itspublicknowledge.info  
 
An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of receipt of ACC’s 
Review Decision Notice.  When applying to OSIC to make a decision you should give 
your name and address for correspondence.  Please note that OSIC will not be able 
to investigate if you have not used your real name to make your information request.  
 
You must also specify
 
•  Which request for information your requirement for review relates to 
•  The reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request 
•  The reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision 
 
The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your application.  
Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the Commissioner must 
reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your application, or within such other 
period as is reasonable.  You will receive written notice of the outcome of the 
Commissioner’s decision. 
 
Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's 
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law only. Any 
such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of  the decision has 
been issued.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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