SASA's objection/agreement and related application/correspondence re Garden District: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01324
Date received: 7 May 2018
Date responded: 21 May 2018

Information requested

a. A copy of SASA's original objection to the planning application for a "Garden District" next to SASA's land

b. A copy of subsequent correspondence with the applicant and their agents in relation to the application

c. A copy of the documents forming the "agreement" with the applicant that led to SASA's withdrawal of the original objection


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.

Information is included in the relevant attached documentation.

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The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

18-01324 -Document 2 meeting 9-6-17 1121.pdf
18-01324 -Document 3 PCN tests 7-7-17 0329.pdf
18-01324 - Document 6 PCN Tests 8-7-17 0923.pdf
18-01324 -Document 12 Agreement_Redacted.pdf
18-01324 -Document 13 Signed Acceptance 28-9-17.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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