Planning and Transport privacy notice

How Planning and Transport uses and shares your data.

This departmental privacy notice should be read in conjunction with the Council's corporate privacy notice.

Using your data

Reasons for using your data:

  • Statutory requirements e.g. reporting to Government, public registers
  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement and planning
  • Regulatory, licensing and enforcement functions
  • Prevention and detection of crime
  • Financial transactions
  • Research including consultations
  • Communications and marketing
  • Equality monitoring 

Why we are allowed to use your data

Legal obligation or public task under various UK laws including but not limited to:

  • The Town & Country Planning Act 1990
  • The Planning Act 2008
  • The Housing & Planning Act 2016
  • The Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990
  • Traffic Management Act 2004
  • The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulation 2014
  • The Localism Act 2011
  • The Highways Act 1980
  • The Traffic Management Act 2004
  • The Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984
  • The Local Transport Act 2008
  • The Environment Act 1995
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The Bus Services Act 2017
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Freedom of information Act 2000
  • Environmental Regulation 2004
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • UK General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679

Obtaining and sharing your data with others

We collect your personal data from you, or from others (e.g. council staff in other departments or external organisations or individuals) who inform us of matters relevant to this service area.

We can share your data with:

  • The Planning Inspectorate
  • National Regulators e.g. Information Commissioner’s Office, Ombudsman, Investigatory Powers Commissioner
  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts
  • Police
  • Government Departments
  • Education Providers
  • Other Local Authorities
  • Resilience Forum
  • Fire & Rescue Services
  • Elected Members
  • The General Public (via public registers)
  • Contractors/partners providing services on our behalf
  • Sub contractors providing services on behalf of our contractors or their partners
  • Funding Bodies
  • The Environment Agency
  • Other Council departments including shared services

Using your data to make automated decisions

We do not use your data to make automated decisions.

Data sent to countries outside of the EEA

Generally, the Council will not process your personal data outside of the UK or the EEA. In exceptions where we do, we will ensure equivalent data protection controls are in place.

Further information

To see what data is collected and how to exercise your rights to your data, please read our corporate privacy notice.