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Cost of the Borders Corridor Transport Study: EIR release

Published: 26 Mar 2019

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

26 Mar 2019
Cost of the Borders Corridor Transport Study: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00679
Date received: 8 Mar 2019
Date responded: 22 Mar 2019
Information requested


You asked for the total cost of the Borders Corridor Transport Study draft report and final report.




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.


Response to your request

The cost of the study up to 14 December 2018 is £236,362.64.


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