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Planning service privacy notice

Privacy notice for the planning service.

We're committed to protecting your personal data and ensuring that it is processed fairly and lawfully. Information you provide to us will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, the Data Protection Act 2018 and subsequent legislation.

The data that we process may be your name and address or in certain circumstances we may be required to process more sensitive information, known as special category data. This may include for example, details of special needs, disabilities or ethnic origin relevant to the consideration of a planning proposal.

If you do not provide your personal data or wish for it to be deleted, the service you receive may be affected as we will be unable to contact you. We are unable to consider anonymous comments you may make about a planning application or the production of a development plan.

Purpose of processing

The information provided will only be processed for the purpose of land use planning including but not limited to, the determination of planning applications, the production of development plans, strategic planning and associated planning activities. It will not be processed for any other purpose. The processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, as described in The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Town, Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) and subsequent regulations.

Sharing your information

This information may be shared with other relevant organisations and agencies for the purpose of the consideration of land use planning. It will not be shared with any other third parties unless it's to help the planning process or required by law. The information provided will not be used for marketing purposes or to make any automated decisions.

Amount of time we will hold your information

The information provided will be kept in accordance with our retention policy.

Keeping your information secure

We are committed to protecting personal data and have data policies and proceduresin place to ensure that it is safeguarded.

Your rights

Should you wish to raise any concerns about how we have processed your personal data you can contact the data protection officer, please contact us.


Data Protection Officer
County Hall

You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner.

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