Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Further to https://news.aberdeencity.gov.uk/a-new-p...

I understand this scheme was delayed from Summer 2020 to Winter. As it’s now February 2021, please provide an update on the proposed scheme.

In particular

Updated design drawings
Date work is due to commence
Date contracts were (or are planned to be) agreed
Dates tenders were (or as expected to be) put out.

Yours faithfully,

Debra Storr

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Reference: FOI-304374402
Date of request: 04/02/2021
Title of request: Blackdog Murcar Cycleway

Dear Debra Storr,

Thank you for your completing your Freedom of Information Request.

We aim to answer all requests within 20 working days.

You will receive a response via email and an update in [1]your self-serve
account.

For information about how we handle your request please see our [2]Freedom
of Information privacy notice.

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Information reviews and appeals.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
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Reference: FOI-304374402
Date of request: 04/02/2021
Title of request: Blackdog Murcar Cycleway

Dear Debra Storr,

Thank you for your information request. We have completed the necessary
search for the information requested. Our response is now detailed below.

Further to
https://news.aberdeencity.gov.uk/a-new-p...
I understand this scheme was delayed from Summer 2020 to Winter.  As it’s
now February 2021, please provide an update on the proposed scheme.
In particular
Updated design drawings
Date work is due to commence
Date contracts were (or are planned to be) agreed
Dates tenders were (or are expected to be) put out.

Please note that officers are currently finalising design details with a
view to tendering in the Spring and construction late summer.

We are unable to provide you with information on all above required
information. In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of
Regulation 10(4)(a) - Information Not Held - of the EIRs, we are informing
you that we do not hold this information. Under Regulation 10(1)(b) of the
EIRs, we inform you as to why in all the circumstances of the case, the
public interest in using this exception outweighs the public interest in
disclosing this information to you. We are satisfied that we not hold this
information and as there is no information held, the public interest lies
with the exception.

We handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we considered that it was exempt from release
through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are refusing?
your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002).

However, you have a separate right to access the information which you
have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs. You request has responded
to as an EIR.

If you are dissatisfied with the way we have handled your request or the
content of it, you are entitled to ask for an appeal. You can do this from
your [1]Aberdeen City Council self service account.

For more information on your right to review, please visit [2]Freedom of
Information Review and Appeals.

We hope this helps with your request.

Kind regards

Access to Information Team
Aberdeen City Council | Customer Development | Customer Experience |
Customer
Marischal College | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB
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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Aberdeen City Council's handling of my FOI request 'Blackdog Murcar Cycleway'.

As this was planned to be completed last summer, I’m pretty certain that updated information will exist. Be review and revert to me as soon as possible,

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Yours faithfully,

Debra Storr

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Did you know that the quickest way to make a request for information is to
make your request online? Please visit
[1]https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services...
to make a request.

 

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information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
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Dear Ms Storr,

Thank you for your request for a review, received on 1 March 2021, to
reconsider the information request FOI – 304374402 on the basis that you
are not satisfied with the content of the response from Aberdeen City
Council (ACC).

In accordance with the timescales set out in FOISA, you should receive a
review outcome on or before 20 working days.  If ACC fails to provide you
with a response by that date, you can apply to the Office of the Scottish
Information Commissioner (OSIC) to make a decision. Please refer to the
Further Information section below.

I would also take this opportunity to advise you that you will have no
further opportunities to seek a review at local authority level after your
response has been provided, as FOISA allows applicants to have one review
only. If you receive your response and disagree with any aspect of it, you
should contact OSIC directly.

 

Yours sincerely,

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
receipt of ACC’s Review Decision Notice. When applying to OSIC for a
decision you should give your name and address for correspondence. Please
note that OSIC will not be able to investigate if you have not used your
real name to make your information request. You must also specify:

You must also specify:

● which request for information your requirement for review relates to
● the reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request
● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application. Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable. You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

 

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mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
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Dear Ms Storr,

 

Thank you for your email of 1 March 2021 requesting that Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) review its handling of your request due to the content of
our response. We can now advise you that we have undertaken an internal
review of our decision and the findings are set out below.

 

Review details

 

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information
reviews.

 

I am writing to request an internal review of Aberdeen City Council's
handling of my FOI request 'Blackdog Murcar Cycleway'.

 

As this was planned to be completed last summer, I’m pretty certain that
updated information will exist.  Be review and revert to me as soon as
possible, 

 

Review outcome

 

Upon further discussion with the Service, it was found that there are
draft documents held which are currently in draft form, incomplete and, as
such, may be subject to revision before being finalised. Once finalised,
these documents will be published on Public Contracts Scotland, when we go
to tender. It is expected that this will take place in early May 2021.

 

Officers have expressed significant concerns about releasing incomplete
documents into the public domain. They have concerns that this would lead
to misunderstanding or confusion, when the finalised documents are
released.

 

In applying the public interest test, it is recognised that there is
likely to be a public interest in the documents being released on the
basis of transparency in the process. Nevertheless, it must be recognised
that any earlier drafts versions are incomplete and based on an earlier
point in time, may be prior to the submission of further supporting
information, or additional consultation and representation. These factors
mean that the benefit to the public from releasing such draft documents is
much reduced. Local Authority officers should be permitted to make
professional decisions frankly and freely, and disclosure of incomplete,
draft documents could harm the ability of officers to apply their
judgement freely. It is in the public interest that documents are correct
and accurate. In conclusion, it is considered that the public interest in
publishing draft documents is outweighed by the greater interest in
non-disclosure.

 

We consider that this information is exempt from release under Regulation
10(4)(d) – Incomplete Data – of the Environmental Information Regulations.
As stated above, this information is incomplete, and in draft format at
the moment. Officers are aiming for the documents to be finalised by the
end of April, so that we are in a position to go to tender in May 2021. As
stated above, once complete the documents will be published and available
on Public Contracts Scotland.

 

What happens next?

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your request for an internal
review, you can apply directly to the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner (OSIC) for a decision. Generally, OSIC cannot make a decision
unless you have been through the ACC’s review procedure. To make an
application to OSIC, please write or email OSIC at:

 

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner

Kinburn Castle

Doubledykes Road

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9DS

[1]www.itspublicknowledge.info

 

An application to OSIC must be made in writing within six months of
receipt of ACC’s Review Decision Notice. When applying to OSIC for a
decision you should give your name and address for correspondence. Please
note that OSIC will not be able to investigate if you have not used your
real name to make your information request. You must also specify:

 

● which request for information your requirement for review relates to

● the reason that you asked ACC to carry out a review of your request

● the reason why you are not satisfied with ACC's review outcome decision

 

The Commissioner will contact ACC and invite its comments on your
application. Thereafter (if no settlement has meantime been reached), the
Commissioner must reach a decision within 4 months of receiving your
application, or within such other period as is reasonable. You will
receive written notice of the outcome of the Commissioner’s decision.

 

Should you wish to appeal against the Scottish Information Commissioner's
decision, there is an appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law
only. Any such appeal must be made within 42 days after the date of the
decision has been issued.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

 

[2]ACC_Crest_for Grant Webster | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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