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Crocketford crossings full installation costs: EIR release

Published: 3 Sep 2020

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

Published:
3 Sep 2020
Crocketford crossings full installation costs: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000074152
Date received: 11 Aug 2020
Date responded: 13 Aug 2020
Information requested

"the full cost of installing both the crossings in Crocketford in April/May 2019 and July/Aug 2020."

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.

The cost of the crossings installed in April/May 2019 was £8611.31. As works are still ongoing with the crossing in July/August we do not hold the final costs, however the estimated costs are approximately £61,028.

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