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What we do with the information you give us when you use our Planning and Growth Services team at Somerset Council for housing enabling.

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Information Rights

You have specific rights in relation to the data that you provide to the Council. To find out more, including how to make a request, please see our Information Rights page.

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Services covered by this privacy notice Environmental Protection – Housing Enabling

Purpose of the processing

The personal data you provide is used to either enable the council to process your application to the Self and Custom Build Register or to inform the production of a Housing Needs Survey Report. Contact details are held to maintain the Register and to update participants of self or custom build opportunities, or other affordable housing opportunities.

Legal basis for processing personal data

Legal obligation
Categories of personal data being processed

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Household income (optional)

Special categories of personal data being processed (if appropriate)

  • Ethnic origin (including nationality)
  • Health (mental or physical)

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data – Substantial public interest

Who the data might be shared with

  • Other council departments
  • Summary level information only is shared with partnership organisations, such as Development Partners and Parish Councils

How long will the data be kept for

Up to 6 months for response forms to a Housing Needs Survey. 6 years retention for paperwork and permanent retention for creation of the Self and Custom Build Register in line with legislation.

Last reviewed: February 5, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: August 5, 2024

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