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Approval of road signs on M8 bus lane: EIR release

Published: 13 Jan 2022

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

Published:
13 Jan 2022
Approval of road signs on M8 bus lane: EIR release
FOI reference: FOI/202100256578
Date received: 17 Nov 2021
Date responded: 25 Nov 2021
Information requested

A copy of the letter granting permission to use a non-standard road signs as part of the M8 bus lane eastbound from Claylands to Hermiston Gait 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 Annex A and B to this response for a copy of the approval and associated drawings for the combined fixed plate and electronic sign indicating bus lane Closure.

An exception under regulation 11(2) of the EIRs (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Article 5(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and in section 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018. This exception is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception.

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FOI202100256578 - Annex A

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