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Geometric shapes of land that is subject to the BPS and AECS: FOI release

Published: 25 Oct 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
25 Oct 2019
Geometric shapes of land that is subject to the BPS and AECS: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/02269
Date received: 2 Oct 2019
Date responded: 24 Oct 2019
Information requested

You asked for, Geometric shapes of land that is subject to the BPS and AECS, and for each shape to be labelled with the year that the subsidy (and hence my constraint) expires.

Response

I enclose some of the information you requested. I have provided a shape file via DVD of the fields dataset with Land Parcel Identifiers (LPID), LPID boundaries and gross LPID areas.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above.
If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide. 

With regard to specifically ‘geometric shapes of land that is subject to the BPS and AECS, and for each shape to be labelled with the year that the subsidy expires’.

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.  The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.

Annex - Reasons for not providing information
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 the information you have asked for because AECS contract areas are not digitized by Scottish Government nor are they held as a layer in the Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate’s (RPID) Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) or any other Geographical Information System used by any other Scottish Government directorate or agency.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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