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Copyright and your data


Plans, drawings and material submitted to us are protected by the Copyright Acts (Section 47, 1988 Act). You may only download or print material for consultation purposes. Further copies must not be made without the prior permission of the copyright owner (the applicant, agent or architect).

Your data

Planning applications and the associated supporting information is published lawfully as part of the statutory register of applications. We hold this information electronically.

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) gives rights to you about how your personal data is obtained and used by us.

When submitting a planning application, the information you provide will be used to process the planning application and any subsequent appeal (should one be lodged). It will be kept by us as part of the planning register, in exercising our official authority, and in performing a task in the public interest, in accordance with planning legislation. We will also share information you have provided, including:

  • with our other borough council departments
  • members of the public
  • certain organisations, such as statutory and non-statutory consultees and the Planning Inspectorate

This is required by statute.

Before information is displayed on our website, we will make every effort to blank out personal information such as, personal telephone numbers, email addresses and signatures on documents submitted to the development management department.

However, anyone wishing to view the original application files (electronically) will be able to view this information in its entirety when visits are made to the Castle House.

We are encouraging applicants and members of the public to use the online facilities available for making planning applications and commenting on them.

Concerns about how your data is processed or retained

If you have any concerns please e-mail the planning applications team.

See our full privacy notice.