The regulations give members of the public the right to access environmental information held by the Trust. The request can be made by letter, email, telephone or in person.
Environmental information is divided into the following six main areas:
- The state of the elements of the environment, such as air, water, soil, land, fauna (including human beings)
- Emissions and discharges, noise, energy, radiation, waste and other such substances
- Measures and activities such as policies, plans, and agreements affecting or likely to affect the state of the elements of the environment
- Reports, cost-benefit and economic analyses
- The state of human health and safety, contamination of the food chain
- Cultural sites and built structures (to the extent they may be affected by the state of the elements of the environment)
If the Trust receives a request for information on any of the areas mentioned above, we are legally obliged to provide it, usually within 20 working days. There are a number of exceptions to this rule and if this is the case, the Trust will explain why an exception applies.
Should you wish to make a request for information under the Environmental Regulations Act please contact the Freedom of Information Officer.
Project 55 Waste and Recycling
You may be wondering where all of the waste goes to from such an extensive construction project. The site developers operate segregated waste streams on site including timber, metal, plasterboard and plastic, which are strictly monitored. By keeping a close eye on waste generated on site, they are currently hitting a 94% recycling rate, which when compared to an industry target of 50%, is extremely good. The ultimate aim is to ensure that 100% of the waste generated on site is recycled, something that they continue to work towards.
Information Commissioners Environmental Regulations information
Enviromental Regulations - www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2004/20043391.htm