- 5 Mar 2019
Date received: 11 Jan 2019
Date responded: 8 Feb 2019
With specific reference to whole Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and all of the land affected by this whole project.
(1) I wish to know how many of the landowners of all of the land affected by the above project have applied for a Land Tribunal to date?
(2) How many of these cases have been sisted so far?
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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.
(1) To date, we have received 98 land owner applications to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under the Land Compensation Act 1963 in relation to the A90 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
(2) Of the 98 land owner applications to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under the Land Compensation Act 1963 in relation to the A90 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route 92 applicants have requested that their application is immediately sisted pending negotiations.
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The Scottish Government
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