Planning permission

Data Protection

When submitting a planning application online, the following applies:

  • The advice provided by the Information Commissioner confirms that applicants and objectors should be made aware of which elements of their personal information will be published on the internet
  • It must be made clear to people which information there is a legal requirement to publish and which information there is an option to publish
  • A clear concise statement should be included in any correspondence, consultation letters, online advice and forms and in press and site notices
  • The owner of the copyright has the exclusive rights to copy the work, to issue copies of the work to the public and to communicate the work to the public
  • Unless otherwise permitted, for a planning authority to make such information available on it’s website without permission of the owner of the copyright (usually the author of the letter, drawings, plans etc) may constitute an infringement of the owner’s copyright

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