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A92 routine inspection report from October 2020 – October 2021: EIR release

Published: 10 Nov 2021

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

Published:
10 Nov 2021
A92 routine inspection report from October 2020 – October 2021: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100244769
Date received: 11 Oct 2021
Date responded: 20 Oct 2021
Information requested

Can you please forward the weekly traffic island reports carried out by BEAR, last island in Broughty Ferry Road as it joins Greendykes Road and the first island in Greendykes Road, Dundee.

You clarified the dates for this search as 1 October 2020 – 4 October 2021.

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.

Under the terms of the exception at regulation 10(4)(a) of the EIRs (information not held), Transport Scotland is not required to provide information which it does not have. We do not have the information you have requested because there are no specific weekly traffic island reports. Instead, any defects are identified during routine inspections.

This exception 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 exception. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exception. While we recognise that there may be some public interest in information about weekly traffic island reports, clearly we cannot provide information which we do not hold.

However, please see Annex A to this response for copies of the routine inspection reports for the location from 1 October 2020 – 4 October 2021.

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FOI202100244769 - Annex A

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