Planning application for stadium development at West Kingfords: FOI review

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

FOI reference: FOI/17/01169
Date received: 20 July 2017
Date responded: 9 August 2017

Information requested

I am aware that you are consultee for the proposed stadium development at West Kingfords on the A944 outside Aberdeen and close to Westhill. I understand that no response has yet been submitted by Transport Scotland.

Please indicate if you will be responding to the planning application.

If you are to respond please provide details of the expected date of your response and provide details of this response where possible.

If you are not responding please detail why this is the case and what consultations you have taken to ensure that there is no impact on the operation of the AWPR.

Please also provide details of all correspondence between Transport Scotland and Aberdeen City Council in relation to this application. Please also provide details of all correspondence between Transport Scotland and Aberdeen Football Club and their representatives relating to this application.

You requested a review for the following reason:

I believe that the public interest test is best served by transparency in the communications of Transport Scotland and the related communication with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeen Football Club. My enquiry requires that communication between Transport Scotland, AFC and representatives be made available.


The original response to your request for information did provide details of correspondence between Transport Scotland, Aberdeen Football club and their representatives and I have concluded that the original decision should be confirmed.

However, during my search I located additional information which was not released with the original response. I have now included the additional information and apologise that this information was not located previously.

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exception is not subject to the "public interest test", so we are not required to consider it if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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FOI-17-01169 Transport Scotland - correspondence.pdf


Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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