Freedom of information response

Employment Land Availability

Publication date: 
Monday 19 February 2024

All documents of whatever nature including but not limited to correspondence, e-mails, evaluations, memoranda, notes or reports in relation to the identification by Thurrock Council, its servants or agents, of the Arena Essex site:

Arena Essex Raceway
A1306 Arterial Road
RM19 1AE

as a potential employment site (T102) in the Employment Land Availability Assessment published in February 2023.


Please see attached requested documents.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide in full the information you have requested.  We do hold the information but an absolute exemption applies. Personal Information (Section 40,2) 

Personal data of any other person (third party data) is exempt under section 40(2) if disclosure would breach of the data protection principles. This aspect of Section 40 is an Absolute Exemption and is therefore not subject to the Public Interest Test.   

This means we have balanced the legitimate interests of the public in having access to the information (under FOI a disclosure is a publication to the world at large) against the interests of the individual under the first principle of the Data Protection Act. 

The names and addresses that were enclosed in the document are personal data specific to the individuals.  It is therefore subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act.  Information can be withheld if its disclosure would be likely to breach one or more of the Principles of the Data Protection Act.  There is no prior expectation that their addresses would be published into the wider public domain under FOI.  A disclosure made under FOI constitutes a publication to the world at large. 

Request reference:
FOI 13422