As well as providing information when asked to do so, the Access to Information legislation also require public bodies to be proactive in the release of official information. As a result, each organisation covered by the Freedom of Information Act must produce a Publication Scheme, giving details of what information it already makes available or intends to publish as a matter of course.
The publication scheme is a guide to key information routinely published by or available from Natural England. It focuses on information relating to our key executive, advisory and promotional duties and also standards and guidance by which we make our decisions. Exemptions to this commitment to proactive publication are clearly defined in the Scheme. But this is not the full extent of what we will make available. We will release inofmration on request wherever possible. Further information about Natural England is available by contacting our Enquiry Service at:
Tel: 0845 600 3078
Fax: 01733 455103
Or via our website or our suite of publications.
In order to keep the Publication Scheme up to date we will review it from time to time so please let us know whether there are any documents that should be included in the scheme.