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Transport Scotland A737 Dalry by-pass and The Den realignment: EIR release

Published: 8 May 2019

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

Published:
8 May 2019
Transport Scotland A737 Dalry by-pass and The Den realignment: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00910
Date received: 11 Apr 2019
Date responded: 7 May 2019
Information requested

Regarding the A737, I would request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act:

  • The supplier of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass
  • The origin of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass
  • The supplier used in the A737 The Den realignment
  • The origin of the concrete used in the A737 The Den realignment

This was clarified on 11 April 2019 to read;

  • The supplier of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass
  • The origin of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass(this includes the origin of the materials used and where the concrete is batched)
  • The supplier of the concrete used in the A737 The Den realignment
  • The origin of the concrete used in the A737 The Den realignment (this includes the origin of the materials used and where the concrete is batched)
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.

The supplier of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass

The suppliers of the concrete used on the A737 Dalry Bypass project are Hillhouse Quarry and Breedon Aggregrates Ltd.
The origin of the concrete used in the A737 Dalry by-pass (this includes the origin of the materials used and where the concrete is batched)
The origins of the materials being used is:

  • Aggregate -Hillhouse Quarry, Troon and
  • Cement – Hanson, Ribblesdale Quarry, Lancashire
  • Sand - Garfel Quarry, Cumnock

The concrete is then batched at Breedon Aggregates Ltd, Kilmarnock and Beith and Hillhouse Quarry, Troon.

The supplier of the concrete used in the A737 The Den realignment

The supplier of the concrete used on A737 The Den realignment project is Breedon Aggregates Ltd, Kilmarnock.
The origin of the concrete used in the A737 The Den realignment (this includes the origin of the materials used and where the concrete is batched)
The origin of the materials being used is:

  • Cement and aggregrate - Sorn Quarry, Mauchline
  • Sand - Ardeer Quarry, Stevenston

The concrete is then batched at Breedon Aggregrates Ltd, Kilmarnock.

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