Drawing a blank from Brentwood council

As you may know, the right to ask for a Freedom of Information request is supposed to promote transparency and accountability in our public institutions.

But when one Essex councillor asked for more information on plans to build a cinema in the town of Brentwood, the response was far from revealing.

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FOI request blanked out

An Essex councillor who asked for access to a council report was astonished to find nearly single one of the 425-pages was blacked out.