Planning (Development Management) 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 Planning (Development Management).  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

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;
  • Your occupation;
  • Information about your health;
  • Information relating to expressed opinions or intentions in respect of a planning related application;
  • Any other information you provide to us during the application process including, but not limited to, Property Information, Equalities Information, Financial Information

Your information will be used to administer planning related applications and determine their outcomes, and to fulfil our legal obligations around our Statutory Duty.

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 Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

How your data is used

In order to comply with our statutory obligations we must make certain details about planning related applications available in the form of a public register. Regulations also permit and actively encourage this information to be made available online. This includes the name and address of the applicant and, where an agent is acting for the applicant, the name and address of that agent.

We will publish a copy of your completed application form and relevant supporting documents and drawings on our website. We may publish comments and objections on our website, and this will include your name and possibly your address. If the Council's decision on the application is appealed, the Government's Planning Inspectorate, who considers the appeal, will ask for copies of all application correspondence and they may also publish comments online.

If you have simply registered with us to receive a copy of the Weekly Lists (Planning Applications Submitted/Decisions made) we will retain this information for this sole purpose.

Who Will We share your information with?

  • Council Legal Services
  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts, The Planning Inspectorate
  • Application details are routinely shared with other Council departments to assist them in their statutory duties. These may include Local Land Charges, Building Control, Environmental Health, Customer Services and Elected Members

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 maintain the information on the register of planning applications indefinitely, and as such information relating to applications (Officers Report, Decision Notice, Approved Plan, Legal Agreements) will be available on our website permanently.

Documents/reports submitted in support of the application process will also be retained indefinitely.

Comments and objections on applications do not form part of the statutory register, and as such we will only retain these for no longer than is necessary following a decision being made unless an appeal is lodged.

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 11:35:09