Charging Schedule for environmental requests

Link charges a fee for providing environmental information on request. This fee should not exceed “a reasonable amount” and must not exceed the actual costs of producing the information requested.

On receipt of an environmental information request, Link will review the request; provide an estimate of the costs involved in locating, retrieving and collating information. The fee must be paid in advance of the information being released.

Costs of locating, retrieving and collating information:   

Staff costs of searching for the information requested and assembling into an appropriate format are charged at the following hourly rates:


Staff Grade

Hourly Rate









Any costs involved in producing documents to be released and any postage charges are charged at:



Fee per Unit

Photocopying: Black and White A4


Photocopying: Colour A4


Photocopying: Black and White A3


CD/ Memory Stick



Individual quote for first class mail

Situations where the fee may be waived

  • Link may choose to waive the fee if satisfied that there is a genuine and widespread interest in the publication of the information.
  • Link will waive the fee if it would be uneconomical to issue a fee notice and process the payment

If you require any further information on Environment Information (Scotland) Regulation requests, please contact the Governance and Assurance Team on 0131 624 7814.

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