- 2 Dec 2019
Date received: 8 Oct 2019
Date responded: 2 Dec 2019
You asked: 'We are currently investigating a collision on A275 North, Whittlebury Junction. We have been advised by Transerv that you will have records of the Traffic Management involved. We require a list of jobs completed on this section of road 48 hours prior to the incident dated above.’
You clarified on 4 November that the correct location was the A725, eastbound adjacent to Whistleberry off slip.
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.
Annex A provides extracts from records showing works on the A725 between 10 November 2016 and 12 November 2016.
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