Data Protection (Development Management)
What You Need To Know
South Staffordshire District Council
Tel: 01902 696000
Data Protection Officer
Lorraine Fowkes (contact details as above).
Purpose and methods of processing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.