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Rights of access to information

These pages on the website cover access to information under legislation covering Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations.

Individuals have important rights to access information held by all public bodies including Craven District Council. under three specific pieces of legislation:

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • The Environmental Information Regulations 2004
  • The Data Protection Act 1998.

Craven District Council aims to promote a good understanding of the way we operate.  Where we hold information, we will do our best to provide you with what you ask for as long as there is no legal or other restriction on us disclosing it.

As part of the Authority's commitment to openness, transparency and accountability, much of our information is routinely published and is easily accessible either from this website or by contacting us directly.