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Scottish Natural Heritage further correspondence: FOI appeal

Published: 20 Mar 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
20 Mar 2020
Scottish Natural Heritage further correspondence: FOI appeal
FOI reference: FOI/19/00577 - Appeal
Date received: 26 Feb 2020
Date responded: 17 Mar 2020
Information requested

Any and all records held by the SG (including letters, emails, minutes and notes of meetings and telephone conversations, all since and including 23 June 2014) of the process (including any consideration of an invitational and/or public consultation process) leading to the drafting and publication of paragraphs 8 and 9 of Attachment 5.  In addition to internal SG records, please provide specifically any correspondence in this connection between the SG and 

  1.          the UK Government,
  2.          Scottish Natural Heritage, and/or
  3.          any other persons or organisations external to the SG

irrespective of whether such parties may or may not have sought to influence the drafting of paragraphs 8 and 9 of Attachment 5

Response

Please see the attached 5 documents.
These are:

  1. A document that was previously released on 7 May with erroneous redactions made under regulation 10(4)(e) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 and now corrected (Paul Cackette and Caroline Beattie).  The remaining redactions in this document remain for the reasons previously given.  
  2. A document that was previously released on 7 May with erroneous redactions made under regulation 10(4)(e) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2014 now corrected (Paul Cackette and Caroline Beattie) and with the content of Annex A now disclosed without redaction under regulation 10(4)(e) in recognition of the public interest test following the announcement on 21 February 2020 of the refusal by Scottish Ministers to grant planning permission for the proposed development of an 18 hole golf course etc on Land 1700M NW of Embo Community Centre, School Street, Embo (Known as Coul Links).  The remaining redactions in this document remain for the reasons previously given.
  3. A draft version of document 2 which also incorporates an earlier unredacted draft version of the information provided at Annex A of document 2.  The reasons for redaction in this document are as per  document 2.
  4. Two further “stand-alone” earlier draft versions of the information provided at Annex A of document 2, one of which is partially redacted under regulation 10(4)(e) of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

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FOI-19-00577 Document 1

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FOI-19-00577 Document 2

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FOI-19-00577 Document 3

8 page PDF
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FOI-19-00577 Document 4

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FOI-19-00577 Document 5

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Contact

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

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