Publication - FOI/EIR release

Traffic data for the A9 Between Brora and Helmsdale: EIR release

Published: 14 Jan 2021

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

Published:
14 Jan 2021
Traffic data for the A9 Between Brora and Helmsdale: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202000107760
Date received: 25 Nov 2020
Date responded: 26 Nov 2020
Information requested

You asked for traffic data for the A9 Between Brora and Helmsdale between 2016-2019.

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 for a copy of the information we hold. As advised in our previous response, this information is limited due to the fact the counter became faulty shortly after previous data was issued to you in August 2016.

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FOI 202000107760 - Annex A

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