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How is my personal information protected?

How is my personal information protected?

In respect of any applications, or other documents received by the Authority, these will be published on the website.  You should therefore only include information that you are happy to be seen by the public, and made available on our website. The Authority will take reasonable steps to remove personal (but not business) telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and signatures, before publication. Inappropriate material will not be published on our web site or will be subsequently removed from our web site if it is brought to our attention.

We will take all reasonable steps to remove personal (but not business) telephone numbers, email addresses, and signatures before publication but be aware that names and addresses will be published. (While we do not accept anonymous comments in either paper or electronic form, should you feel there is an exceptional circumstance that requires your name and address to be exempt from publication please make this very clear in any correspondence)

Planning applications have been edited in this way since January 2009, but other documents published before that may have not been.

Planning applications over 10 years old will only have the decision notice and related documents and plans published on our website.

Where copies of documents on the public planning files are requested, all personal details, as outlined above will be removed. The taking of photographs of documents within the files is forbidden for the protection of third parties.

Should you have further queries please contact the Authority’s Information and Data Protection Officer on 01590 646653 or email

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