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A83 Cairndow to Lochgilphead accident investigation study: EIR release

Published: 11 Jun 2020

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

Published:
11 Jun 2020
A83 Cairndow to Lochgilphead accident investigation study: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000038240
Date received: 17 May 2020
Date responded: 8 Jun 2020
Information requested

"A copy of the accident investigation study on the A83 between Inveraray and Minard."

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.

Please see Annex A to this response for a copy of the information you requested. BEAR Scotland has advised that the study on the A83 between Cairndow to Lochgilphead was undertaken in 2016, this includes the section between Inverary and Minard. The attached report recommended a number of phased improvement schemes. Some of these schemes have now been completed, whilst others are being progressed in design and construction phases by BEAR Scotland. 

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exception is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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FOI-202000038240 Annex A part 1

46 page PDF
4.2 MB

FOI-202000038240 Annex A part 2

26 page PDF
6.2 MB

Contact

Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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