Publication - FOI/EIR release

Inspection report A8 slip road near Newbridge roundabout: EIR release

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
13 Dec 2017
Inspection report A8 slip road near Newbridge roundabout: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02759
Date received: 14 November 2017
Date responded: 11 December June 2017

Information requested

You asked for a copy of the road inspection maintenance report for the road on the west bound slip road from the A8 where the road joins the M8, prior to the A8 joining the Newbridge roundabout.

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.

In response to your request please see attached Annex A which is the Inspections Defect Report.

About FOI

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

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG