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Building control privacy notice

We take your privacy seriously and will only keep and use your personal information for reasons The Law requires or allows. 

The council is the data controller for the personal information it holds about you in relation to building control.  What follows is an explanation of how the council will use this information; who it will be shared with and how long the council will keep it.

The personal data we need from you

The personal information the council holds for this service area is:

  • name
  • address
  • telephone number
  • email address

What your information will be used for

The purposes for which that personal information will be used are to process applications in relation to compliance with the building regulations.

Other organisations we may share your data with

The council may share that personal information with:

  • other council departments
  • fire authority
  • water authority
  • any consultants employed by the council

The council may also share your personal information with service areas within the council or other relevant organisations for purposes which may include law enforcement.

Finally, you should be aware that the council has a duty to protect public funds.  It may therefore use the personal information for the prevention or detection of fraud and may therefore share this personal information with other bodies for these purposes.

How long we will keep your data

The council will only keep this personal information for as long as is necessary, but generally this will be no longer than 15 years from the date the completion certificate is issued or as required by law.

Your rights

You have certain rights with regard to your personal information, however not all of these rights will be available to you in all situations, particularly where the processing of your information is necessary for the council to carry out its duties and powers.  For more information about your rights, please see our data protection page 

How to contact us

Please contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you.

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General data protection regulation (GDPR)

We will only use the personal information supplied by you in accordance with GDPR. By giving us this information you are consenting to such use as set out in our privacy notice.