A96 (Elgin) estimated split, light and heavy traffic: EIR release

Full and complete details of the most recent, and approved by TS, estimate of traffic, split between light and heavy (HGV), that will continue to use the A96 within Elgin (defined as within the footprint of the non-bypassed area) once your proposed new road is built, including a list outlining all the traffic survey and any other data on which this is based.

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.

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Published Date 9 Aug 2018 Subject