Various questions relating to Forth Crossing: EIR release

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

Information requested

  1. How many owners to date have applied for compensation for land as described  in the book of reference item 612 referring to plot 606 on the plan, 790 square metres or thereby  of land lying to the north west of Newmains House, Kirkliston and south west lodge Queensferry
  2. Have further noise tests for road traffic been carried out after the. opening of the new crossing from Junction 1 at Kirkliston in particular to sound barriers adjacent to Kirkliston Leisure Centre/Kirklands Park Grove.


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.

  1. The answer to your first question is that to date, 27 owners have submitted claims for compensation in respect of the compulsory purchase of Plot 606. 
  2. A Post Construction Noise Survey was carried out for the M9 Junction 1A. One of the measurement locations used was the Kirkliston Sports  Centre.  The comparison  between the pre and post construction survey results for this location was O to -1db.

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