FOI Request - Potholes (12)

Request 101002010558

1.       The number of potholes reported within your local authority area broken down by financial year 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018 to date.
2.       The minimum depth and width in cm a reported pothole must be in order to be recorded as a pothole by your local authority.
3.       The amount of money the local authority has spent - broken down by financial year 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018 to date - on paying compensation to claimants where vehicle damage was caused by potholes/damaged road surfaces.
4.       The number of potholes repaired within your local authority area broken down by financial year 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018 to date.
5.       The amount of money the local authority has spent on repairing potholes within your local authority area broken down by financial year 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018 to date.

Response 17-01-2019

1. 

2016/17 = 403
2017/18 = 487
2018/19 = 294 to date

It is important to note that these numbers are for all types of carriageway defects. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that potholes are not recorded separately. 

2. This is available on the on the Council website and is therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here (Carriageway Lifecycle Plan, page 20).

3.

01/04/16 - 31/03/17 = 2 Claims totalling £6236.40     

01/04/17 - 31/03/18 = 5 Claims totalling £961.27            

01/04/18 - 14/12/18 = None as yet        

4.
2016/17 = 4,239
2017/18 = 4,471
2018/19 = 3,231 to date       

It is important to note that these numbers are for all types of carriageway defects. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that potholes are not recorded separately. 

5.
2016/17 = £666.247.33
2017/18 = £602,815.43
2018/19 = £450,171.08 to date 

It is important to note that these numbers are for all types of carriageway defects. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that potholes are not recorded separately. 

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