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M74 gullies – drainage and maintenance checks: EIR release

Published: 11 Nov 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
11 Nov 2019
M74 gullies – drainage and maintenance checks: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02327
Date received: 15 Oct 2019
Date responded: 11 Nov 2019
Information requested

 

1.  "I am requesting information regarding clearance of gullies and drainage on M74 Northbound between J12 and J11.
2.  I am particularly interested in when drainage and maintenance checks were last done around the bridge over Douglas water. The areas I am interested in is 1 km stretch south of the co-ordinates 55.5794730N -3.8190100E.”

Response

As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations.  We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’.  Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.  We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes.  This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Annex A provides the last gully and drainage inspection records.

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FOI-19-02327 Information released

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