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Deangate Ridge responses

Medway Council has received a large volume of requests for information relating to Deangate Ridge Golf Club and Sports Complex and many of these requests ask the same or similar questions. We have therefore decided to aggregate these requests and publish the responses here.

Section 22 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an exemption for information that is intended to be published at some future date. Section 22 is a qualified exemption and we therefore have to consider whether the public interest in maintaining the exemption is greater than the public interest in disclosing the information. We accept that there is a public interest in releasing this information due to the interest in the council’s use of public funds and resources. However we also have a responsibility to use our resources efficiently and providing a response to each request for information individually would place an undue burden on the council’s resources. Aggregation of the requests and publication of one response will allow the council to address all of the requests as one and as such reduce the burden on the council’s resources and in turn the public purse.

Therefore, the council believes it is in the public interest to provide this information as a whole: