SuDS ponds serving M8 junction 6 at Newhouse: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00184
Date received: 22 January 2018
Date responded: 14 February 2018

Information requested

I am writing to request design documentation associated with the recently constructed SuDS ponds currently serving the M8 junction 6 at Newhouse, as detailed in the attached document which I obtained from your website.


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 the design specification and drawings for SuDS ponds constructed in the vicinity of M8 Junction 6.

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FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 1.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 2.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 3.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 4.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 5.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 6.pdf

FOI-18-00184 - ralated documents - part 7.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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