We get applicant information in two ways – it is supplied to us directly (or via a planning agent on their behalf) or we receive it from a third party website that provides a transaction service. These include:
- The Planning Portal
We also receive comments, representations, allegations and questions via email, letter, and through our website.
To allow us to prepare plans (such as Local Plans) and supporting documents (such as Supplementary Planning Documents and Information Notes) and to support Neighbourhood Planning, various consultation activities are undertaken. When responding individuals must provide us with some personal data (eg name, address, contact details) which may be passed on to interested third parties such as Planning Inspectors, Examiners and other statutory organisations.
We use the information provided as part of a statutory procedure to help inform the production of the plan or document. This is known as a “public task” and is why we do not need you to “opt in” to allow your information to be used.
Some information provided to us we are obliged under the regulations to make available on the web site. This is to allow others to see the comments made.