Details of traffic models used in planning of AWPR Kingswells South Junction

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Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Please provide information in relation to all measures for the traffic models used to plan the Kingswells South Junction of the AWPR. This information may be available from your managing agent, Aberdeen Roads Ltd.

Please state if the following were included in the measures to plan the road junction at Kingswells South/A944:
- 3000 New homes at Countesswells
- new development in Westhill at Broadshade and other new building in Westhill in the last 5 years
- proposed extension to Prime Four

Please detail capacity of the junction and all traffic flow data for access to and from the A944. Please indicate if any further model has been carried out in relation to this junctions or the A944 with respect to the proposed stadium at Kingsford.

Yours faithfully,

Angus Jamieson

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Jamieson,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-16-0925 - AWPR

 

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Communications and Promotion
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Dear Mr Jamieson,

 

Thank you for your information request of 15 July 2016.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

Please provide information in relation to all measures for the traffic
models used to plan the Kingswells South Junction of the AWPR.

 

Please state if the following were included in the measures to plan the
road junction at Kingswells South/A944:

- 3000 New homes at Countesswells

- new development in Westhill at Broadshade and other new building in
Westhill in the last 5 years

- proposed extension to Prime Four

In 2008 at the time of Public Local Inquiry for the AWPR, the proposed
design for the route and all associated junctions was complete. At that
time the traffic modelling for the AWPR had an allowance for approximately
1000 new homes at Countesswells. It did not include specific new
development sites at Westhill, but instead included a general growth
factor. Again in 2008, the traffic modelling did not include Prime Four,
or an extension to it.

 

Between 2008 and the tender award for the AWPR/B-T project which was
December 2014, the traffic modelling was updated to take account of the
intervening changes and included for 3000 new homes at Countesswells and
the known development of Prime Four at that time.

 

Please detail capacity of the junction and all traffic flow data for
access to and from the A944.  Please indicate if any further model has
been carried out in relation to this junctions or the A944 with respect to
the proposed stadium at Kingsford.

Please refer to the enclosed Public Local Inquiry document ‘A944 Paramics
Model Assessment Report – Final Report, July 2008’, which provides details
on the capacity and traffic flow data for the A944 junction. As mentioned
above (in answer to question 1), 2008 represents the point at which the
proposed design for the AWPR was complete, however subsequent updates to
the traffic modelling as mentioned above are not captured in an equivalent
updated report for the A944 junction.

 

There has been no traffic modelling work carried out by the AWPR/B-T
project with respect to the proposed stadium at Kingsford.  This would be
a separate process conducted by the developer in support of a planning
application to the relevant Planning Authority.

 

Please note that third party personal details have been redacted (blacked
out) from the attached Report. This is because ACC considers that this
information is excepted from disclosure. In order to comply with its
obligations under the terms of Regulation 13 of the EIRs, ACC hereby give
notice that we are refusing your request under the terms of Regulation
11(2) in conjunction with 11(3)(a)(i) of the EIRs.

 

In making this decision ACC considered the following points:

 

ACC is of the opinion that Regulation 11(2) applies to the information
specified above as the information in question is personal information
relating to living individuals, and the applicant is not the data subject.

 

ACC is of the opinion that Regulation 11(3)(a)(i) applies, as ACC
considers that disclosure of this information would be a breach of the
first Data Protection Principle (that personal information must be
processed fairly and lawfully) and second Data Protection Principle
(personal information must only be processed for a specific and lawful
purpose).  The individuals named within the attached document would not
expect ACC to release this information about them into the public domain
under the EIRs (or the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
(FOISA)).

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

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As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), ACC 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, under which ACC has handled your request. Please refer to the
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Information Compliance Team
Communications and Promotion
Office of Chief Executive
Aberdeen City Council
Room 1-24
Town House
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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