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Road works undertaken on the A83 at Strone Point: EIR release

Published: 12 Nov 2018

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

Published:
12 Nov 2018
Road works undertaken on the A83 at Strone Point: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/18/02982  
Date received: 18 October 2018  
Date responded: 12 November 2018
 
Information requested
 

1. Details of all road works and the work being undertaken on the A83 at Strone Point, approximately 3 km north east of Inveraray between 01/06/2018 and 01/08/2018.

2. Details of the completion date of any road works being undertaken on the A83 at Strone Point, approximately 3 km north east of Inveraray between 01/06/2018 and 01/08/2018.

3. Details of any risk assessments completed in anticipation of any road works being undertaken on the A83 at Strone Point, approximately 3 km north east of Inveraray between 01/06/2018 and 1/08/2018 

4. Details of any contractors carrying out works on the A83 at Strone Point, approximately 3 km north east of Inveraray between 01/06/2018 and 01/08/2018.

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.

I have numbered our response for ease of reference.

1. The works, 3 km north east of Inveraray between 01/06/2018 and 01/08/2018 was the A83 Strone Point Realignment Project. Please refer to Annex A which contains details of the work undertaken.

2. The completion date of the works was 11 July 2018.

3. Please refer to Annex B which is the Risk Assessments completed for these works. 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 Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. 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.

4. The table below contains details of the contractors involved with these works.

Main Contractor

John Paul Construction

 

Contractors

FBM Contracts – Groundworks

 

Cooper Contracts – Site Clearance and Earthworks

 

Highland Fencing and Barrier Contractors Ltd – Vehicle Restraint Systems

 

Geo-Rope – Slope Stabilisation

 

CJT Utilities – Utilities

 

Aggregate Industries – Pavement Construction

 

Markon – Road Markings and High Friction Surfacing

 

Argyll & Bute Environmental Ltd (ABEL) – Drainage Testing and Investigation

 

Dee Organ (Mallatite) – Signage Installation

 

Ensol Retaining Structures – Retaining Wall Construction

 

Ashlea Ltd – Hydroseed

 

Highway Barrier Solutions (HBS) – Traffic Management

 
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foi-18-02982 Annex A 1

30 page PDF
2.0 MB

foi-18-02982 Annex B

5 page PDF
167.3 kB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

 
The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
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Edinburgh 
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