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Planning Policy - Privacy Notice

Melton Borough Council - Privacy Notice:

Planning Policy

Who we are

Melton Borough Council Planning Policy team uses your personal data to provide you with information about your opportunities to engage with the preparation of the Melton Local Plan, other planning policy documents and for the collection of information needed to inform the preparation and monitoring of such plans.

Our Data Protection Officer is the Corporate Improvement Manager at Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1GH. They can be emailed at dataprotectionofficer@melton.gov.uk

Why we process your data

The Council’s Planning Policy team can process your personal data under the Local Government Act 1972 and the Localism Act 2011, and specifically under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.

It processes your data for the following purposes:

  • To be able to inform you about your opportunities to engage with the preparation of the Melton Local Plan and other planning policy documents, including neighbourhood plans
  • To collect information needed to inform the preparation and monitoring of such plans
  • To enable the Council to fulfil its regulatory requirements in the preparation of the statutory development plan for the area.

Who we share your data with

The Council sometimes shares your data with the following organisations:

  • The Planning Inspectorate, where development plan document is being subject to independent examination by them.
  • Neighbourhood Plan Qualifying Bodies

How we keep your data secure in other countries

Where the Council transfers your data to any organisation in a third country or international organisation (e.g. using Cloud storage) appropriate or suitable safeguards will be written into the contract. You can ask for a copy of the contracts here. 

How long we keep your data for

The Council will keep your data until after the development plan document in relation to which your information was provided has been adopted. The minimum amount of time after adoption that your information will be kept is until the expiry of the 6 week period for any High Court Challenge to adoption. If such a challenge is made during that period, your data will be kept until it is clear from the conclusion of those proceedings that the adoption has not been quashed.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • To ask for a copy of the data we hold on you
  • To ask us to delete data on you that we no longer need
  • To ask us to correct data about you that is wrong
  • To ask us to stop processing your data temporarily if you think it is wrong until we work out what is correct
  • To ask us to let you take a copy of your data in a portable format to another organisation

You can put in a request for any of these here

The basis for processing your data is statutory. The data is necessary to enable the processes and procedures to be carried out. Without the data, the Council would be unable to fulfil its regulatory requirement in respect of the preparation of development plans for the area.

Profiling and automated decisions

We do not currently undertake any profiling activities or take automated decisions about you.

How to complain

You can complain to the Council here. If you are not happy with our response, you can request a review, and if, after that, you are still unsatisfied, you can then take the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office