Under the Freedom of Information Act (2002) the request is to acquire the following information:
In light of the recent article in the Aberdeen Evening Express. The request is:
- Email correspondence between Keith Brown and Scott Shaw, the project manager for the AWPR project, between the dates 01/10/17-19/02/18, regarding the completion date of the AWPR
- Minutes from meetings between Keith Brown and Scott Shaw, the project manager for the AWPR project, from the past twelve months
- A list of expected completion dates of sections of the AWPR, namely the Don Bridge and the Dee Bridge"
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.