Strategic Planning (Planning Policy) 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 Strategic Planning (Planning Policy).  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;
  • Information relating to expressed opinions or intentions in respect of planning policy consultations;
  • Information about land or property that you have submitted to the planning policy team for consideration for allocation in the Local Plan or other planning policy document.

Your information will be used to keep you informed about our Local Plan and other planning policy documents, and related events and workshops that we may hold that may be of interest to you either as a resident of the district or as a land owner or agent that has submitted land for assessment and who has shown an interest in getting involved in planning policy matters.

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

The Strategic Planning Team (Planning Policy) primarily only hold your name, address and email for the purposes of keeping you informed about our Local Plan and other planning policy documents that you have requested to be notified of, or where you have submitted land for assessment.

When comments are received on public consultation events we may publish your name, organisation and comments

Who will we share your information with?

  • Council Legal Services
  • Judicial Agencies e.g. Courts, The Planning Inspectorate
  • Other Council departments. These may include Local Land Charges, Planning, Strategic Housing, 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.

We will normally retain your details throughout the process of producing a Local Plan, which can take several years. Once a new Local Plan has been adopted we will consider the need to retain your information, and may contact you to check the details we hold are up to date, and that you wish to be contacted about future Local Plan work.

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 11:35:15