- 14 May 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/01021
Date received: 3 April 2018
Date responded: 1 May 2018
East Dunbartonshire - Burncrooks water treatment works. Copy of correspondence between agencies, national bodies and SG regarding assessment of this case.
Copies of "all correspondence that was generated between agencies that will include national bodies and Scottish Government when carrying out a proper assessment of the points made in our submission… correspondence from Scottish Water in regard to any points raised with them… correspondence with East Dunbartonshire Council….copies of internal emails arising with Scottish Government colleagues and copies of any politicians communications in regard to this matter."
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.
I enclose a copy of all the information you requested from what we hold on our records.
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