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Transport Scotland Non-Prescribed Sign Applications: EIR release

Published: 28 Apr 2021

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

Published:
28 Apr 2021
Transport Scotland Non-Prescribed Sign Applications: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100165487
Date received: 24 Feb 2021
Date responded: 24 Mar 2021
Information requested

A list of all non-prescribed signs, including designs of said signs, that local authorities have sought approval for from Scottish Ministers since 2018.

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.

As the exemption is conditional we have applied the 'public interest test'. This means we have, in all the circumstances of this case, considered if the public interest in disclosing the information under FOISA 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.

In response to your request I attach a table listing the Non-Prescribed Sign applications from local authorities since 2018 along with annexes numbered from 1 to 52 which show the designs of said signs.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload some of the documents referred to above. If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide.

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