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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-08739
Asked by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 26 May 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government when Transport Scotland will publish the post-completion noise monitoring reports for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 21 June 2022


Answer

Although there is no legislative requirement to publish noise reports for major roads projects Transport Scotland has previously published these where appropriate to be helpful, transparent and open.

Following introduction of the Data Protection Act 2018, Transport Scotland has considered how the requirements of the Act apply to the information contained within these noise reports and whether their publication would still be possible.

It has concluded that to ensure it does not breach the Act, all personal data such as addresses would require to be removed prior to publication, making the remaining published information incapable of interpretation and informing the public and communities of anything meaningful.

However, in line with Data Protection Act 2018, property owners can request access to their own personal data contained within the noise survey reports by contacting Transport Scotland.