Aberdeen Western Periphery Route: EIR Review

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

Information requested

Original request - 202200302698

For  "the following documents for the Aberdeen Western Periphery Route:

  • The Interpretive Reports provided by the Company for the environmental monitoring of Hydrological and Hydrogeological Sensitive Environment Sites (groundwater, surface waters, private and pubic water supplies) during construction and post construction phase
  • The post construction report that assesses / compares: the predicted residual impacts on the water environment for construction phase (that were made in the Environmental Statement); against the observed / monitored impacts that were recorded during construction. This should demonstrate compliance with the findings of the environmental statement.

On 18 June you clarified that "The request can be limited to the Norther Leg of the AWPR Chapter 9 (Water Environment) of the Environmental Statement concluded that the residual construction phase impacts of, for example, the Northern Leg, were:

Kepplehill Burn: negligible significance.'
Gough Burn: Moderate significance
Parkhead Burn: Negligible significance
Craibstone Burn: Moderate significance
Green burn: Negligible significance
River Don: Slight/Negligible significance."

"Please can information be provided to assess/demonstrate if the predicted environmental residual impact significances were achieved in reality? Or put another way, can Transport Scotland validate the ES findings for the construction phase in relation to impacts on the water environment?"

So it's anticipated that my second question is addressed in the STRIPE Reports. The STRIPE reports for the AWPR are not available on the TS website, so I'd be grateful for them."


I have now completed my review of our response to your request under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs) for the Interpretive Reports for the AWPR.

I have concluded that the original decision should be confirmed, with modifications.

It is considered that the Interpretative Reports originally requested should be provided. The report, titled, 'Aberdeen West Peripheral Route (AWPR) Monitoring Report' is annexed to this letter.

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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FOI 202200319440 - Information Released - Annex


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