Planning privacy notice
|Council Service||Development management (Planning and enforcement)|
|Why we use personal information about you|
|Why we are allowed to use your personal information|
Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to: Town and Country Planning Act 1990 We use the information we collect about you in order to administer planning related applications and determine their outcomes, and to fulfil our legal obligations around the planning process.
We do not use the information provided in the planning process for any other purposes unless we are required to do so by law.
|What sort of information we may hold about you|
The personal data that we hold includes information such as;
|How long we may keep your personal information|
We are required to make certain information about planning related applications available to the public, we cannot guarantee that all the information you provide will remain confidential.
A lot of information about planning related applications must be retained indefinitely (this is required by law) but public comments and objections will only be retained for twelve months after the date of the decision unless an appeal is lodged.
|Who we share your personal data with|
Information to be made publicly available In order to comply with our statutory obligations we must make certain details about planning related applications available in the form of a public register. Regulations also permit and actively encourage this information to be made available online. This includes the name and address of the applicant and, where an agent is acting for the applicant, the name and address of that agent.We will publish a copy of your completed application form and relevant supporting documents and drawings on our website.
We may publish comments and objections on our website, and this will include your name and possibly your address. If the Council's decision on the application is appealed, the Government's Planning Inspectorate, who considers the appeal, will ask for copies of all application correspondence and they may also publish comments online. The law requires us to maintain the information on the register of planning applications indefinitely, and as such information relating to applications will be available on our website permanently.
Comments and objections on applications do not form part of the statutory register, and as such we will only retain these for twelve months following a decision being made unless an appeal is lodged. In order to protect your personal data from any unnecessary disclosure, we will remove personal telephone numbers, mobile numbers, email addresses and signatures from the information that may be viewed online, but we will not as standard remove these details where they relate to your professional capacity (e.g. as an agent).
We will also remove any sensitive personal data that is legitimately required in the application process, such as information about your health, prior to publication. We also reserve the right not to publish any documents containing perceived insulting, offensive, abusive or obscene comments. We may share your information with other Council services to ensure our records are accurate and up to date
|When computers make any decisions about you||Not applicable|
|When your data gets sent to other countries||Not applicable|
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