Building Control Privacy Notice

What this Privacy Notice covers

Your privacy is very important to Breckland District Council.

Breckland District Council is the Data Controller responsible for the personal information you may provide in relation to Building Control.  Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by phone on 01362 656870, via email: or by writing to us at Legal Services, Breckland District Council, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE.

Your data will be processed by our Partners, Capita PLC of [Registered Office] 30 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR Registered in England No.02081330,

Your data  may also be processed by Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd (PSPS), formerly known as Compass Point Business Services, a company owned by East Lindsey and South Holland District Councils. 

PSPS's Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email:, by phone on 01507 613303, or in writing to Data Protection Officer, Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 8UP

Why we need your personal data/what do we collect?

The types of personal information we collect may include:

  • Basic personal information including name, address and contact details;
  • Information about your health;
  • Any other information you provide to us during the application process including, but not limited to, Property Information, Equalities Information, Financial Information

The legal basis for processing your data is Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulations - in that the Council has a statutory duty to consider applications under The Building Act 1984, Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), Housing Act 2004, Regulatory Fire Safety Order 2005

How your data is used

The Council uses your personal information in order to deal with building control related matters such as the determination of applications made under the Building Regulations and the Building Act 1984 (as amended) (and other associated building control legislation). The processing of your information is necessary for compliance with the legal obligations contained in this Act.

Where necessary and applicable, your information may be shared with external bodies such as statutory consultees (for example fire safety bodies or United Utilities), local authority Building Control partners and the courts.

We may also share your information with external agencies such as the Planning Inspectorate or Local Government Ombudsman in the event of direct appeals or complaints

How long the information is kept for

Information will only be kept in line with Breckland Council's Retention Policy which reflects current legislation, best practice and business need.

The law requires us to keep a record of applicants and proposals for the purposes of the building regulations.  Information is retained for a period of not more than 15 years post completion of your development/project

Your rights

You have the right to access your data and correct any inaccuracies.  For further details of your rights please contact the Data Protection Officer or go to ourwebsite for a more detailed explanation

Please see our website for our fullPrivacy Policy.

Last updated: 10/09/2020 11:34:53