This privacy notice explains:
- how personal information is going to be used
- what it is used for
- who it might be shared with and why
- how long it is kept.
The information you provide helps us deliver our services effectively.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) complies with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Reg. No. Z6413427).
We ensure that your personal data is processed accurately, fairly and lawfully, kept secure and retained for no longer than is necessary.
The legal basis for processing personal data
In processing data submitted as part of the planning process, the County Council is performing a ‘public task’ by way of its statutory function as a local planning authority under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).
The legal basis for processing special category data
Where we process your special category data it is in the substantial public interest, to ensure equality of opportunity or treatment.
How we use your personal information
Personal data provided to us as part of the planning policy process will not go online or be published. The County Council will redact names, signatures, email addresses and phone numbers included in representations on draft minerals and waste policy documents.
Names of organisations (such as site operators or local groups) will be displayed.
Who we share your information with
All representations (including relevant contact details) received at proposed submission stage will be sent to the Secretary of State for consideration at the Public Examination undertaken by an independent planning inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).
We may share your personal information with our plan-making partner, the South Downs National Park Authority.
How long we will keep your personal data
All information submitted within representations and petitions, including names, addresses, signatures and contact details, will be retained by the County Council in accordance with our duties to keep you informed of the plan-making process, until such time that you advise us otherwise.