Safety Inspections of Western Approach Rd.

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Dear City of Edinburgh Council,

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act
2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following
information in relation to The Western Approach Road, Edinburgh and
in particular the section between where it meets Roseburn Street
and where it merges with Dundee Street.

1. Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding the 4th March 2013.

2. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding 4th March 2013.

3. The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

5. The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of carriageway potholes.

6. Details of any repairs (temporary and permanent) carried out on
the carriageway in the two years preceding the 4th March 2013 and
details of who carried out said repairs.

7. Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Stinton

Freedom of Information, City of Edinburgh Council

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City of Edinburgh Council

Mr Sean Stinton

[FOI #165626 email]

Our ref: 509

Dear Mr Stinton

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - Request for Information

Subject: Safety Inspections of Western Approach Rd.

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 20/06/2013. Your request is being dealt with under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

To promote transparency and accountability, please note it is the Council’s policy to publish all request details and responses made under freedom of information legislation. This information will be made available through the Council’s website and will not include your personal details.

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Kinburn Castle
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St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
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Yours sincerely,

Records & Information Compliance Unit

Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk

City of Edinburgh Council

Our ref: 509

Dear Mr Stinton

Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 - Fees Notice

Subject: Safety Inspections of Western Approach Rd.

Thank you for your request for information which is being dealt with under the terms of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

You asked:
1. Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding the 4th March 2013.
2. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding 4th March 2013.
3. The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.
4. The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of carriageway potholes.
5. Details of any repairs (temporary and permanent) carried out on the carriageway in the two years preceding the 4th March 2013 and details of who carried out said repairs.
6. Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

Under regulation 8 of the Regulations, public authorities can make a charge for providing Information. We have calculated that in this case the total cost of complying with your request is <insert total cost>.

This sum has been calculated as follows:

• Staff time, 4 x hours @ £15 per hour = £60.00
• Total cost: £60.00
Description of necessary work

• Number of records to be located, retrieved and searched to provide the requested information = 100 records (approx 3 minutes per record)
• Staff time involved in locating, retrieving, searching and reproducing records = 4 hours

If you wish to proceed with this information request, please confirm in writing to the address noted below or to [Edinburgh City Council request email], providing your postal address if you have not already done so. An invoice will then be issued to you and must be paid upon receipt. Alternatively, you may notify this office in writing that you no longer wish to proceed with the request.

Please note that the 20 working days limit is suspended until such time as confirmation is received from you. If there is no response within 3 months, we will assume that you are no longer seeking the information you have requested and will take no further action. Once we have received notification that you wish to proceed, we will process your request.

It may be possible to provide you with a portion of the information without a charge. If you wish to discuss this option further, or have any other queries about the fees notice, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Your right to seek a review

If you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with your request, you can ask us to review our actions and decisions by writing to the Head of Legal and Administrative Services, The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court Business Centre 3:1, 4, East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG or email: legal.[Edinburgh City Council request email]

Please note that your request must be in a recordable format (email, letter, audio tape etc.), and that you have 40 working days upon receipt of this letter to ask for a review. You will receive a full response to your review request within 20 working days of its receipt. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you can ask the Scottish Information Commissioner to review our decision. You must submit your complaint to the Commissioner within 6 months of receiving our review response. The Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Office of the Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9DS
Telephone: 01334 464610
Fax: 01334 464611
Website www.itspublicknowledge.info
E-mail: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Clayton Pratt
Information Compliance Officer

Records & Information Compliance Unit
Level 3:1, Waverley Court, Edinburgh EH8 8BG Tel 0131 200 2340 Fax 529 6228 [Edinburgh City Council request email] www.edinburgh.gov.uk