Felling at Cloburn Quarry: EIR release

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

Information requested

With respect to case reference FPA-9144, Property Name Cloburn Quarry, Name of Woodland Cpt 22:

All paper, email and computer file information related to both the Felling Permission Application and Felling Approval and Licence associated with this case, including:

  • correspondence; 
  • reports and information submitted by the applicant;
  • surveys undertaken and reports;
  • consultation undertaken, details and responses;
  • minutes or notes of discussions or meetings;
  • internal correspondence related to decision making.

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.


Please find attached copies of the information we hold in relation to your request.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal data relating to a third party) applies to some of the information you have requested. This information has been redacted in the attached documents.

This exception is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.

Application Form_Redacted
Felling Map
FPA Case - Felling Permission AGENT (1)_Redacted
FW_ Cloburn Quarry FPA_Redacted
Mandate Form_Redacted
Restock Map
Statutory Consultees Letter_Redacted


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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