by virtue of paragraph number 3 of the Council's Access to information Procedure Rules
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)
Information falling within paragraph 3 above is not exempt information by virtue of that paragraph if it is required to be registered under-(a)the Companies Acts (as defined in section 2 of the Companies Act 2006); (b)the Friendly Societies Act 1974; (c)the Friendly Societies Act 1992; (d)the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978; (e)the Building Societies Act 1986; or (f)the Charities Act 1993
Information is not exempt information if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1992
Information which-(a)falls within any of paragraphs 1 to 7 above; and (b)is not prevented from being exempt by virtue of paragraph 8 or 9 above, is exempt information if and so long, as in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information
Confidential Appendix 2 contains information deemed to be exempt from general publication based on Category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules. The appendix includes details of a proposed transaction which, if disclosed prior to entering into a Legal contract, could put the Council at a commercial disadvantage. In applying the public interest test it is not considered appropriate to make public the bids received as this could lead to a revision of bids and, in the event of the transaction failing to complete, prejudice re-tendering of the property, therefore reducing the amount receivable by the Council.