Publication - FOI/EIR release

Information regarding complaints about and failures of LED streetlights: FOI release

Published: 23 Oct 2018

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

Published:
23 Oct 2018
Information regarding complaints about and failures of LED streetlights: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02784  
Date received: 4 October 2018  
Date responded: 22 October 2018
 
Information requested
 

I would like to know how many complaints that Transport Scotland has received about LED street lights since January 2017. I would also like to know as to how many LED street lights have failed since January 2017.

 

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.

Transport Scotland and our Operating Companies have received 15 complaints in relation to LED street lights since January 2017. 

A total of 80 street lights have failed since January 2017. 

 
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