- 26 Aug 2019
Date received: 1 Aug 2019
Date responded: 23 Aug 2019
You asked for:
Figures on the amount of funding awarded to each local authority in Scotland for active travel initiatives in each of the last five years, including this year to date (i.e. including the most recent awards of funding from Places for Everyone/Community Links Plus). This could include funding for developing proposals, as well as for construction etc. A breakdown of the funding (e.g. planning vs. construction) would be helpful.
With a later clarification provided:
The funding awarded for all initiatives within each local authority area, as opposed to just funding to local authorities themselves.
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.
I have provided a breakdown of the Cycling Walking Safer Streets (CWSS) funding that the Scottish Government allocates to local authorities as part of the Local Government Settlement:
|CWSS Allocation To Local Authorities From 2015/16 To 2019/20|
|Argyll & Bute||131||96||119||119||143||608|
|Dumfries & Galloway||228||164||205||204||244||1045|
|Edinburgh, city of||729||540||683||691||834||3477|
|Perth & Kinross||223||163||205||205||247||1043|
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.
However, you may wish to contact the Scottish Government’s delivery partner organisations who may be able to help you with information on the funds and projects that they administer on our behalf:
- Sustrans Scotland, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cycling Scotland, https://www.cycling.scot/contact-us
- Energy Saving Trust, https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/about-us/contact-us
- Paths for All, email@example.com
- Cycling UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Living Streets, Scotland@livingstreets.org.uk
- Forth Environment Link, email@example.com
While these organisations should be able to help you with your request, they are not subject to FOISA and are not legally bound to respond.
The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.
Reasons for not providing information - Annex
The Scottish Government does not have the information
Section 17(1) of FOISA (information not held) requires the Scottish Government to notify you if it does not have the information you requested.
The Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for because, while it receives regular reports on the performance of delivery organisation funds and projects, these reports do not contain an overview of funding awarded by local authority area.
When the Scottish Government requires detailed information on active travel project funding within local authority area, a request is made to delivery organisations for this information.
This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House