Provision of A78 electronic traffic signage: EIR release

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

Information requested

Information on the provision of electronic traffic signage in front of the Rowantree Restaurant and Garden Centre (KA22 8PG) on the A78 north of Ardrossan. I would be grateful if you can provide me with the assessment of the need for this provision and the total cost involved.


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 to this response for a copy of the AIP plan. This contains the assessment of the need for the provision of the electronic signage. For information, the signage was installed following a road safety study on the section of the A78 between Seamill south boundary and Montfode Roundabout.

Following the study, combined Junction warning signs/pedestrian warning signs were installed as VAS, along with footway upgrades and associated pedestrian detectors.

The overall cost of the works was £153,402.75

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