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Level 2: Heritage and Environment Privacy Notice

Level 2 Privacy Notice

West Lancashire Borough Council

 Development and Regeneration Services - Heritage and Environment

 Heritage and Environment


Who we are

Heritage and Environment as part of the Development and Regeneration Directorate at West Lancashire Borough Council takes your privacy very seriously and will keep your personal information secure at all times.


Your data

We will only use your personal information that you supply, in accordance with the purpose identified on the application form(s), public consultation or identified public scheme, when you provide us with your information. In some instances if you do not provide us with the personal information requested (in most cases at the minimum your name and address) we will not be able to accept process your application or accept your comments or submitted views.

Data provided may be used to assist in the Council's statutory Planning function.

Please be aware that no financial information collected is kept outside of our secure document management systems, which keep your information safe.


Retention of information

We will only ever retain your personal information for as long as is necessary in accordance with our Data Retention and Disposal Schedule. Any personal data you provide to us will be held securely. Grant applications and any financial information, provided as part of the application process, are kept for financial audit reasons and to conform to the Council's financial regulations. Personal data after this time will be deleted from our systems and any hard copies securely shredded.


Third Parties

We may share your information within Development and Regeneration Services and with other services of the Council in the interests of transparency or if required by law and/or for fraud prevention and to pursue debtors. We will not share your personal data with any organisations or bodies outside of the Council.


Transfer of data

We will not transfer your information to a country outside of the EU.


Automated decision making

We do not engage in automated decision making using your personal information.