Call for Sites Submissions - How we use your personal information

We take your privacy seriously and will only keep and use your personal information for reasons the law requires or allows. 

The Council is a data controller for the personal information we hold about you regarding Supplementary Planning Documents representations.

The purposes for which your data will be used

To enable the processing of planning and associated applications and any subsequent appeals. 

The local plan is produced under planning law as set out in the Planning and Compulsory Act 2004. Call for Sites forms part of the evidence base required for local plan preparation. Landowners, developers and agents are publicly invited to submit sites which they would be interested in developing to the local planning authority: details of site submissions include contact details e.g. phone number, address / email address.

Our lawful basis for carrying out these tasks

We are able to do this because we have your consent to do so, legislation says we must do it and that it is in the public interest to do so.   There are several pieces of legislation that apply to the processing of planning and associated applications. The main rules that set out how to process these applications are contained in:

Whilst the local plan cannot be formulated without site submissions there is no specific requirement that personal data must be collected as part of this process although it is necessary for planning officers to be able to contact those putting sites forward in order to progress the plan in any meaningful way. It is also necessary for landowners and developers to be kept ‘in the loop’ so that they are aware of the plan’s progress and how their site is being considered.

With whom will we share your information

Data will not be passed on beyond Stafford Borough Council.

How long we will keep your information

We only keep this data for the time specified in our retention schedule or as required by law.

Your rights

Data protection law provides you with certain rights, however not all of these rights will be available to you in all situations, particularly where we process your information as part of one of our statutory duties. Where we are under a legal duty to use data for a particular purpose you will not have the right to prevent it being used in that way.

A full list of the rights you may have, under data protection law, is given in the 'Your Rights' section on Data Protection - Privacy Notices.

For specific enquiries regarding personal data which we process you can contact the Data Protection Officer on email: or at Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford ST16 3AQ.

If you wish to complain about how your personal information has been handled by us then please contact the Data Protection Officer in the first instance using the details above. If you are not satisfied you can submit a formal complaint to the Council.

Finally you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Tel: 0303 123 1113 or you can visit their website at

Details on how we handle your personal information



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