The council's publication scheme

The purpose of the scheme is to let you know what information will be automatically or routinely published by us.

The publication scheme aims to make the maximum amount of current information available at minimum inconvenience and cost to the public.

You don't have to make a Freedom of Information request to view the information in the publication scheme; the information is available either to view or download below.

In exceptional circumstances some information may be available only by viewing in person. Where this manner is specified, contact details will be provided. An appointment to view the information will be arranged within a reasonable timescale.

As the aim is to provide current information, some documents may not be available as we may only keep these for a certain period of time, known as a retention schedule.

If you have any problems viewing or accessing documents online, please contact information officer for assistance and we will provide the document in another form or format.

How much it costs

Material which is published and accessed through the website will be provided free of charge. If you require copies of documents, photocopies and postage and packaging are charged in line with our fees schedule however these fees are waived should you require printed versions for accessibility reasons.

If a charge is to be made, confirmation of the payment due will be given before the information is provided. Payment may be requested prior to provision of the information.

Local land charges searches are subject to their own fees schedule, information on local land charge search fees.

Using the information

You may use and re-use the information featured on the website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Access to information not listed below

If you want to see information that isn't normally made public or isn't listed below, you can submit a freedom of information request.

Available information

Information is published under six different classes.

1. Who we are and what we do

Organisational information, locations and contacts, constitutional and legal governance

Publication scheme


2. What we spend and how we spend it

Financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, tendering, procurement and contracts


The Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) provides information on the monetary (and some non-monetary) contributions sought and received from developers for the provision of infrastructure to support development in Folkestone & Hythe District, and the subsequent use, or intended use, of those contributions by Folkestone & Hythe District Council.

3. What are our priorities and how we are doing

Strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews


4.  How we make decisions

Policy proposals and decisions. Decision making processes, internal criteria and procedures, consultations


5. Our policies and procedures

Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities


6. Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority