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Defect summary report and complaints record for A90: EIR release

Published: 16 Mar 2018
Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
Published:
16 Mar 2018
Defect summary report and complaints record for A90: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00503
Date received: 15 February 2018
Date responded: 14 March 2018

Information requested

A pothole on the A90. The pot hole is approx 200 metres before the layby under the Brechin Castle Centre, before the junction with the A935. Please send us a copy of your maintenance/inspection records and complaints made about the road.

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.

Please refer to Annex A which is the Inspection Defect Summary report for the section of the A90 from 27 December 2017 to 15 February 2018. Annex B is the complaints records for 27 January 2018.

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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