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Traffic lights operating on Myrekirk roundabout in Dundee: EIR release

Published: 19 Feb 2018

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

Published:
19 Feb 2018
Traffic lights operating on Myrekirk roundabout in Dundee: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00289
Date received: 10 January 2018
Date responded: 18 February 2018

Information requested

  1. Reported faults in respect of the traffic lights operating on the Myrekirk roundabout in Dundee affecting said lights on 18 July 2017

  2. Details of maintenance carried out on the traffic lights at the above location between 18/07/17 and 25/07/17

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.

I have numbered our response for ease of reference.

1. We have no records of any faults being reported about the operation of traffic lights at Myrekirk roundabout on 18 July 2017.

2. Please see attached Annex A which is the maintenance records for the dates requested. 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 Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. 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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