Marine licence applications in Millport Bay area: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00165
Date received: 18 January 2018
Date responded: 14 February 2018

Information requested

Marine licence applications submitted in the past 3 years in the Millport Bay area (including surrounding area of the Cumbraes and out to Hunterston).


I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.

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) (personal data) of the EIRs applies to that information. The reasons why this exception applies are explained below.

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Reasons for not providing information

Exception that applies

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs applies to some of the information you have requested.
Personal data

Regulation 11(2) – personal data

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 if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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FOI-18-00165 - Marine Licence Application Appendix.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - email-correspondence - part 1 a pp. 1- 4.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - correspondence - part 1b.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - correspondence - emails - part 2.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - correspondence - emails - part 3.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - correspondence - emails - part 4.pdf
FOI-18-00165 - maps.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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