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Building Control privacy notice

What this Privacy Notice covers

Your privacy is very important to South Holland District Council.

South Holland District Council is the Data Controller responsible for the personal information you may provide in relation to Building Control. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by phone on 01775 761161, via email or by writing to us at Legal Services, South Holland District Council, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 2XE.

Your data will be processed by our South Holland District Council.

Your data will also be processed by Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd (PSPS), formerly known as Compass Point Business Services, a company owned by East Lindsey and South Holland District Councils. PSPS's Data Protection Officer can be contacted via email, by phone on 01507 613303, or in writing to Data Protection Officer, Public Sector Partnership Services Ltd, The Hub, Mareham Road, Horncastle, LN9 6PH.

Why we need your personal data/what do we collect

The types of personal information we collect may include:

  • Basic personal information including name, address and contact details
  • Basic information including name, address and contact details
  • Information about your health
  • Any other information you provide to us during the application process.

The legal basis for processing your data is Article 6.1(c) of the General Data Protection Regulations - in that the Council has a statutory duty to consider applications under The Building Act 1984, Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), Housing Act 2004, Regulatory Fire Safety Order 2005. Where we process special category data, such as in relation to your health on the basis of a possible fee exemption we do so under Article 9.2(a) of the General Data Protection Regulations with your explicit consent.

We are unable to provide you with a fee exemption unless you are able to establish that you are classed as a disabled person under the National Assistance Act 1948.

How your data is used

The Council uses your personal information in order to deal with building control related matters such as the determination of applications made under the Building Regulations 2010 and the Building Act 1984 (as amended) (and other associated building control legislation). The processing of your information is necessary for compliance with the legal obligations contained in this Act.

Where necessary and applicable, your information may be shared with external bodies such as statutory consultees (for example fire safety bodies or United Utilities), local authority Building Control partners and the courts.

We may also share your information with external agencies such as the Planning Inspectorate or Local Government Ombudsman in the event of direct appeals or complaints

How long the information is kept for?

The law requires us to keep a record of applicants and proposals for the purposes of the building regulations. Information is retained for a period of not more than 15 years post completion of your development/project

Your rights

You have the right to access your data and correct any inaccuracies. For further details of your rights please contact the Data Protection Officer or go to our privacy policy for a more detailed explanation.