Hoylake Golf Resort proposals.

Alan Rundle made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Waiting for an internal review by Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council of their handling of this request.

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please supply copies of ALL emails, faxes and written correspondence from or to council officer Kevin Adderley, that relate to the proposals for a Hoylake Golf Resort (sometimes referred to the Birket Valley Golf Resort).

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle

O'Hare, Tracy J., Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Good Afternoon


Wirral Council thanks you for your request.  The Council is unable to
provide the information you have requested as the correspondence in
question would have been with private sector bidders for the advertised
opportunity, via the Official Journal of the European Union competitive
dialogue process.

We are therefore refusing your request as we believe this is exempt
information under Section 43 of The Freedom of Information Act 2000 –
Commercial Interests.    The Council believes that to disclose the
information would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of any
person. (A person may be an individual, a company, the public authority
itself or any other legal entity.)

The concept of commercial interest is wide and a commercial interest
relates to a person’s ability to participate competitively in a commercial
activity, i.e. the purchase and sale of goods or services.

The Council has had regard to the advice contained within the guidance on
the Information Commissioner’s Office website at

The public interest test has been considered and the Council believes that
disclosure of any such information would be likely to prejudice the
commercial interests of any person.   The Council needs to operate in a
commercial and competitive environment and disclose of information, in
this case, could prejudice the ability for the Council to operate


You have the right to ask for an internal review in respect of this
refusal of your request for information. This should be addressed to:

Information Manager

Legal and Member Services

Town Hall

Brighton Street


CH44 8ED

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If you are dissatisfied with the result of your internal review, you also
have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner, whose address

The Information Commissioner’s Office,

Wycliffe House,

Water Lane,


Cheshire SK9 5AF




Kind regards


Tracy O'Hare

Information Management

Transformation and Resources

Wirral Council


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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Hoylake Golf Resort proposals.'.

I requested copies of emails, faxes and written correspondence.

These have not bee made available.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

Alan Rundle