Coventry City Council complies with the Data Protection Act and the UK GDPR and is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a Data Controller.
This Privacy Notice explains how personal information collected as part of the building regulations process and who it will be shared with.
The Council, as the local building control authority, has a duty to consider applications for development in the public interest. We process information provided as part of an application including application forms, plans, documents and other supporting information.
We use this information to:
When you make a complaint about a possible breach of building regulations we will ask for your information as well as information about the alleged breach. We will not publish or disclose any personal details about you or the breach although the information will be available to all building control staff.
We do not use your information for automated decision making.
Information will be redacted from public viewing, but we will hold this information on our building control system and it will be available to all building control staff.
The following information that is kept on our files will be kept confidential and will not be made available for public inspection:
We will sometimes need to share the information we have with other Council departments, for example, our housing team.
We will only keep your information for as long as we need to, so we can give you the service you need, unless we must keep it for legal reasons. The length of time it is kept for can be different depending on the service you have asked for.
You have the right to:
To exercise any of these rights please contact [email protected]
You have the right to submit a complaint if you are unhappy with the way your request is handled or if you disagree with a decision made by the council regarding your data. In these circumstances, you can contact the Data Protection Team (DPO) and request a review of the decision at [email protected]
If you are not satisfied with any outcome from the DPO you may wish to apply to the Information Commissioner's Office at:
The Information Commissioner's Office