FOI reference: FOI/18/02666
Date received: 24 September 2018
Date responded: 18 October 2018
Information relating to site H70 contained with the Perth & Kinross Local Development Plan:
1. All further information (including emails) that was received from Perth and Kinross Council in relation to the series of questions referred to in the reporter's conclusions.
2. All further information that was received (including emails) from "parties who made representations about the strategic sites" in relation to the series of questions referred to in the reporter's conclusions:
And in addition you wished to ask for:
3. A list of all those invited to attend the hearing session referred to in the reporter's conclusions. 4. A list of all those who actually attended the hearing session. 5. Any minutes that were taken at the hearing session. 6. Any other documentation relating to the hearing session.
As you know, 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.
The documents you have requested were published at the time the Perth & Kinross Local Development Plan was originally submitted for examination in 2013 and were publicly available on the DPEA website. Copies of the information you requested are attached.
I trust this is of some assistance however should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses