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Glasgow Airport Access Project business case: EIR release

Published: 13 Dec 2017
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
13 Dec 2017
Glasgow Airport Access Project business case: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02809
Date received: 18 November 2017
Date responded: 8 December 2017

Information requested

You asked for the Glasgow Airport Access Project report produced by Jacobs, relating to the proposals to provide a tram train between Glasgow Central and Glasgow Airport.

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.

The Glasgow Airport Access Project - Audit of Outline Business Case Report has been published on the Transport Scotland website, available through the following link: Glasgow Airport Access Project - Final Report

I have also included an additional link to its location on the Transport Scotland website for further information: City and Regional Growth Deals

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