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Information requests

There are a number of ways to gain access to information about SELEP and there are separate pieces of legislation that govern how we supply different types of information. These are:

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FIO) – which gives you the right to access information we publish and other information we hold
  • Environmental Information Regulations Act 2004 (EIR) – which gives you access to information held by us relating to the environment

SELEP is committed to being open and transparent in the way that we work in order for anyone to easily understand what we do, the decision that we make and how we make them. This means that the majority of information relating to decisions made, funding available and projects supported are published on our website. However, should you still not be able to find the information that you require, you may submit your information request in the following manner:

Your requests must be made in writing and include the following:

  • your name and an address for correspondence
  • what information is required
  • how you would prefer to receive this information

We will then tell you in writing whether or not we hold the information you have asked for. If we do, we will either:

  • provide you with the information, in the format of your choice (where possible)
  • or tell you if any exemptions apply meaning we can’t provide it

Making an information request

Click here for further advice and background on making an information request (content courtesy of Essex County Council, the accountable Body for SELEP).

If you would like to ask a further question in relation to our responses, please contact us at hello@southeastlep.com.

Please be advised that these enquiries will also be treated as separate Freedom of Information or Environmental Information requests.

Freedom of information Requests

Responses to FOIs made in the last 12 months are below:

ECC3573629 11 17 HAS SELEP INVESTED/ LOANED/ GIVEN MONEY IN ANY FORM TOWARDS THE SWAN MODULAR HOUSING FACTORY
Received Date: 29/11/2017 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Member of the Public

ECC3430006 11 17 SELEP AND LOCAL GROWTH FUNDING FOR THE INVESTMENT FACILITATED BY SELEP FOR FUNDING IN THE SWAN HOUSING MODULAR 
Received Date:
 03/11/2017 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Member of the Public

ECC3345723 10 17 – Proposed interest on fund/loan towards Millenium Slip road scheme on A120
Received Date: 23/10/2017 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Member of the Public

ECC3329419 10 17 – ORGANISATIONS (INCLUDING MEMBERS ) WHO HAVE DECLARED A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH REGARDS TO THE A120
Received Date: 15/10/2017 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Member of the Public

ECC3181225 09 17 – SELEP
Received Date: 25/09/2017 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Member of the Public

ECC2690423 06 17 – SELEP – Ethnicity of Board Members
Received Date: 23/06/2017 | Outcome: Partially Held | Source: Member of the Public

ECC3926031 01 18 – SELEP
Received Date: 30/01/2018 | Outcome: Complete | Source: Press

ECC3959305 02 18 – Thanet & Dover Transport Investment
Received Date: 03/02/2018 | Outcome: Partially Exempt | Source: Member of the Public

Complaints to SELEP

SELEP has made all attempts to ensure that it operates in a fully transparent and engaging way, with its business partners, press and members of the public. However, if a member of the public wishes to complain about a particular function of SELEP, this can be done in writing to the Managing Director, please see address below.

The Managing Director will aim to review and respond to all complaints received within 10 working days, ensuring that a full and fair response is provided. The complainant will be kept updated throughout the process and where it is not possible to respond within this time, an indicative timescale will be provided. If the complainant remains dissatisfied with the response received, they may further discuss this with the Managing Director or may choose to make a complaint to the Local Government Ombudsman.

The Secretariat will maintain a record of all complaints received.

The above is an extraction from section 3.6 of the SELEP Assurance framework.

Contact details:

Email: hello@southeastlep.com

Write to: South East LEP Secretariat
c/o Essex County Council
County Hall
Market Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1QH

Tel: 03330 138885