Request to disclose the proposed location for the new Abergavenny Police Station?

Reference: 21034

Date Added: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Category: Miscellaneous

Disclosure Details

Thank you for your recent request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.


You have requested the following information:


Please can you disclose the proposed location for the new Abergavenny Police Station?


Refusal notice


Two duties are placed on public authorities under Section 1 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Notwithstanding applicable exemptions, the first duty at, Section 1(1) (a), is to confirm or deny whether the information specified in a request is held. The second duty at, Section1 (1) (b), is to disclose information that has been confirmed as being held. Under the provisions of those sections of the FOIA, we can confirm that the information you seek is held by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, however we have refused your request under Section 22 of the freedom of Information Act (Section 22 provides an exemption for information that is intended to be published in the future).


As Section 22 is a qualified exemption we are required to consider the public interest test when responding to your request.  Having weighed up releasing the information requested it its believed that  based on the grounds that we do not want to jeopardise ongoing negotiations and that these are also commercially sensitive that the exemption is met and that this information will not currently be released.  Once a definitive location has been agreed, this will be made publicly available by both the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Gwent Police.


The Freedom of Information Act is a public disclosure regime, not a private regime. Any information disclosed under the Act is thereafter deemed to be in the public domain, and therefore freely available to the general public and will be published on the OPCC website.


You have the right to appeal our decision if you think it is incorrect.  Should you feel dissatisfied with this response or the way in which your request was handled, information on the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent FOI Appeals Procedure can be found on our website:


If you remain dissatisfied after an internal review decision, you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The Commissioner is an independent regulator whose details can be found using the following link:


You can also write to the Information Commissioner’s Office at the following address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF