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Transport Scotland traffic count data A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness: EIR release

Published: 15 May 2019

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

Published:
15 May 2019
Transport Scotland traffic count data A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01145
Date received: 29 Apr 2019
Date responded: 14 May 2019
Information requested

Traffic count data for the A96 road between Aberdeen and Inverness from 2008 to 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.

In response to your request please refer to the attached Annex A which is the traffic count data for the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness from 2008 to 2018.

 

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foi-19-01145 Annex A

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