The Regulations implement an EU directive that encourages the re-use of public information for purposes other than its original purpose. The aim is to stimulate the European information industry and enable companies to use such information for commercial purposes.
The Regulations do not require public bodies to make their information available for re-use and do not oblige them to create, adapt or continue to produce certain documents so that others may re-use them.
They do however, set out the following rules that public bodies must follow if they allow information to be re-used.
The Regulations apply to any recorded information, including whole documents or parts of documents.
There are some exemptions to the regulations, e.g. Educational or cultural establishments; intellectual property that rests with a third party; information that is exempt under Freedom of Information, Data Protection and other legislation.
Please refer to the Council's Publication Scheme.
The Licence lists the standard terms of re-use. Please note that the licence terms and conditions may vary where the information requested has commercial value. For a copy of the licence please contact Information Management.
Any charges made will not exceed the cost of collection, production, reproduction and dissemination of the information and possibly a reasonable return on investment.
Any fee charged under access legislation (such as Freedom of Information) will be offset against any for re-use.
The application form can be obtained from Information Management.
Requests must :
In every instance, requests should be sent to:-
Powys County Council
Unit 29 Ddole Road Enterprise Park
If you are unhappy with the way your request has been dealt with you may complain using the Councils Corporate Complaints Procedure
Telephone: 01597 825013
Fax: 01597 825663
Unit 29 Ddole Road,