Environmental Information Regulations

The Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004 were introduced on 1 January 2005 to give individuals the rights to access environmental data held by local authorities and private bodies who carry out a public function.

Examples of environmental records are:

  • land use
  • waste and refuse
  • energy
  • pollution
  • waste management

We have a duty to:

  • respond to all EIR requests within 20 working days
  • offer advice and guidance where appropriate to ensure you receive the information you want
  • respond to requests free of charge where the cost is less than £450 or 2.5 working days
  • provide information in a suitable format

If part of an EIR request falls within Freedom of Information or Data Protection different exemptions, charges and timescales do apply.

Making an Environmental Information Request

  • E-mail us at connect2@southtynesidehomes.org.uk
  • Telephone 0300 123 6633
  • Write to us at the following address: 
           South Tyneside Homes
           Town Hall and Civic Offices
           Westoe Road
           South Shields
           Tyne and Wear
           NE22 2RL