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A96 trunk road Haughs Road in Keith repairs: EIR release

Published: 17 Aug 2020

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Published:
17 Aug 2020
A96 trunk road Haughs Road in Keith repairs: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000053359
Date received: 27 Jun 2020
Date responded: 23 Jul 2020
Information requested

‘a full and detailed description of repairs carried out between 1st January 2020 and 1st June 2020 on the section of road specified - A96 trunk road between Haughs Road in Keith and the 89016 junction (and the turn off towards Buckie).
The section that I would like full details on is the section of road 17675/13 : JUNCTION B9017 NEWMILL TO JUNCTION B9016 BUCKIE as there were CAT 2 repairs that were outstanding as of the 2nd March.
I note that a repair has been carried out on the CAT 1 repair, reference NE11538772-237249938 on the 25th February however the CAT 2 repair, reference NE11538772-237249941 was outstanding. I would like to see the inspection and repair history of this section of road and specifically this defect after the 2nd March and through to 1st June.’

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.

1. Please see Annex A to this response, inspection reports after 2 March 2020 - 1 June 2020
2. The CAT 2 repair, reference NE11538772-237249941 was part of a recent structural maintenance scheme. Annexes B and C show the records we currently hold - extract from the works programme and Visual Condition Survey treatment plan respectively. 

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