Level 2 Privacy Notice
West Lancashire Borough Council
Development and Regeneration Services – Strategic Planning and Implementation
Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment
Who We Are
The Strategic Planning and Implementation Team, which is part of the Development and Regeneration Directorate at West Lancashire Borough Council (WLBC), takes your privacy very seriously and will keep your personal data secure at all times.
WLBC's Strategic Planning and Implementation Team will only hold your personal details for the purpose of identifying and assessing potential development sites for the future needs of the Borough, through the Council's Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment ('SHELAA'). This is part of WLBC's statutory planning function (the preparation of Local Development Plans).
Retention of Information
We will hold your details until such time as the site you have submitted is developed, or the site is excluded from the WLBC SHELAA. We will endeavour to confirm with you on a five-yearly rolling basis that you are happy for your site to remain in the SHELAA, and that you are happy for us to continue to hold your details. After the retention period expires we will delete your personal data from our systems and any hard copies will be securely shredded.
We have a data protection regime in place to oversee the effective and secure processing of your personal information, and also use appropriate technical safeguards to keep your information secure.
We should not usually need to share your contact details with any third party. (To date, the only time we have needed to pass on site owners' contact details has been when 'sequential site searches' have been undertaken, in line with Local Plan policy. These searches involve a site owner, proposing development on his / her land, being required to contact other site owners in 'preferable' locations (policy-wise) to ascertain whether any of these 'preferable' sites are available for development.)
If a need arises at some point in the future to pass your details to a third party, we will first contact you to inform you who the third party is, and to ask your permission to pass them your contact details. We will only share your details after obtaining your express consent at that time. You have the right to refuse any request from us to share your contact details.
Transfer of Data
We will not transfer your personal data to a country outside of the EU.
Automated Decision Making
We do not engage in automated decision making using your personal data.
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