Data Controller South Staffordshire District Council Wolverhampton Road Codsall Wolverhampton WV8 1PX Tel: 01902 696000 Data Protection Officer Lorraine Fowkes - contact details: South Staffordshire District Council Wolverhampton Road Codsall Wolverhampton WV8 1PX Tel: 01902 696000 Purpose and methods of processing Planning register To fulfil our legal requirements to keep a record of planning applications and applications for tree work. Comments on planning applications To help Council officers and Planning Committee members determine whether a proposal development should be approved. For the same purpose, we will forward comments to the Planning Inspectorate in the event of an appeal. Pre-application enquiries To help Council officers provide guidance on planning matters. Hedgerow Removal Notices To enable Council officers to determine whether a hedgerow should be removed. High hedge complaints To enable Council officers to investigate and determine the complaint. For the same purpose, we will forward your comments to the Planning Inspectorate in the event of an appeal. General correspondence and enquiries To enable Council officers to respond appropriately. Planning Inspectorate To provide and exchange information, including personal data, between South Staffordshire Council and the Inspectorate, in respect of planning appeals, examinations and other casework types. Legal Basis We will process your personal data because: It is necessary for us to do so to perform a task carried out in the public interest; or To exercise an official authority vested in us. Recipients Officers of the Development Management team and other officers within the Council may receive/process your personal data when appropriate. We may share information with other services in the Council where necessary. Retention We will usually retain your information indefinitely. Your rights (in brief) If we process your personal data then, depending on your circumstances, you may have the right to: access it; have it corrected; restrict our processing of it; or have it erased. Questions and complaints Please contact a member of the Development Management team or the Data Protection Officer first. After doing so, if you still have any concerns about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact the Information Commissioner.