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Spend on mitigation measures on the A83 Rest and be Thankful: EIR release

Published: 12 Nov 2020

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

Published:
12 Nov 2020
Spend on mitigation measures on the A83 Rest and be Thankful: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000101736
Date received: 21 Oct 2020
Date responded: 27 Oct 2020
Information requested

How much has been spent on mitigation measures on the A83 Rest and be Thankful Road in the last 5 years?

Broken down by year if possible please.

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 figures below showing the spend on mitigation measures over the last 5 financial years.

Financial
year

Spend on Mitigation
Measures

2016/17

£84,242

2017/18

£722,734

2018/19

£1,693,503

2019/20

£339,216

2020/21

£75,044*

*Please note, the costs for 2020/21 financial year are up to the end of July 2020.

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