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Former A90 and Aberdeen West Peripheral Route traffic counter data: EIR release

Published: 8 Jul 2019

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

Published:
8 Jul 2019
Former A90 and Aberdeen West Peripheral Route traffic counter data: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/19/01486
Date received: 4 Jun 2019
Date responded: 5 Jul 2019
Information requested

Data collected to date by traffic counters on the former A90 and on the AWPR.  On 20 June you clarified the timeframe as November 2018 to the date of your request.

 

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 information requested is enclosed in Annex A to this request. Annex B is the map which shows the locations of the traffic counters.

 

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