Date as email
Dear Mr Amis, FOI-20-3933 – Extension of time required
I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your request for information
under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, received on 02 December 2020, needs
to be extended.
The EIR Regulations stipulate that we should respond to a request within 20 working days.
However, having reviewed your request, we have decided to extend the time limit in accordance
with regulation 7(1).
Regulation 7(1) provides that where a request is made under Regulation 5, the public authority
may extend the period of 20 working days, to 40 working days, if there is reasonable belief that
the request might be complex and voluminous.
We are aiming to provide a response to you by 01 February 2021. We will, of course, endeavour
to get a response to you sooner, if it is practicable to do so.
Right to Review
If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your request or with the decisions made in
relation to your request, you may complain in writing to HS2 Ltd. Please find below details of
HS2 Ltd’s complaints procedure which includes your right to complain to the Information
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.
Please remember to quote reference number FOI-20-3933
in any future communication
relating to this request.
Sent on behalf of Carl Bird
Briefings, Correspondence and FOI Manager
High Speed Two (HS2) Limited
Your right to complain to HS2 Ltd and the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain to HS2 Ltd within 40 working days of the date of this response
about the way in which your request for information was handled and/or about the decision
not to disclose all or part of the information requested.
Your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be advised of a target date by which to
expect a response. Initially your complaint will be re-considered by the official who dealt with
your request for information. If, after careful consideration, that official decides that his/her
decision was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a senior independent
official who will conduct a further review. You will be advised of the outcome of your
complaint and if a decision is taken to disclose information originally withheld this will be
done as soon as possible.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can
be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office