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Service Specific Privacy Notices

Building Control

East Northamptonshire Council is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. This Privacy Notice explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy.

This Privacy notice relates to client records relating to Building Control applications or enquiries.

Building Control Joint Working – Information Sharing and Privacy Statement

East Northamptonshire Council and the Borough Council of Wellingborough have commenced a joint working arrangement for providing Building Control services. The information we collect will be available to use across both areas to enable an effective service to be delivered.

Your personal information – what we need and why

East Northamptonshire Council and the Borough Council of Wellingborough (the data controller for the personal information you provide) collects personal information to deal with your application or enquiry and to allow us to provide the service you have asked for. This includes your name, address, email address, telephone number and any other relevant information you provide.

It is necessary to hold this information to allow us to deliver the Building Control service you request, and to provide any other necessary services to you.

We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need.

What allows us to process your data?

We process your personal information in line with our legal obligations under the following legislation:

  • Building Act 1984
  • Building Regulations 2010
  • The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2010

For any processes which fall outside of our statutory duty, for example Copy Requests, we rely on your consent to process your personal data. Where we process special categories data (formerly referred to as sensitive personal data) the council relies upon substantial public interest (Article 9(2)(g)) and Data protection Act 2018 sch 1 part 2 6 statutory and government purposes.

How we keep your personal information safe

East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) and the Borough Council of Wellingborough (BCW) take your data security seriously. The information you provide will be held securely in the building control software system, and data management system of the applicable local authority and access is only permitted to relevant staff.

Will my information be shared?

ENC and BCW may need to send design details and structural calculations to their appointed consultant structural engineers for checking compliance for structural stability and compliance with Part A of the Building Regulations.

ENC and BCW have a joint Building Control service which requires information to be shared between the two local authorities to help provide a service to you. Any information shared between ENC and BCW is provided securely and held in accordance with ENC and BCW privacy policies. ENC and BCW will not share your data with any third parties unless they are required or permitted to do so by law; examples being:

  • Statutory consultation with the fire and rescue service, highways and the water authority.
  • Consultation with other local authority departments to ensure statutory compliance with relevant legislation such as: Environmental Health and Planning.

How long do we keep your data?

The following provisions require building control bodies to retain records relating to each building project for at least 15 years:

To comply with these requirements ENC and BCW building control service will keep your building control records including personal information (name, address, contact details) for at least 15 years after the work has been issued with an all works completion certificate, or project expiry period.

Your Data Rights and Our Privacy Statement

For further information about how ENC and BCW uses your personal data, including your rights as a data subject, please see full details on the ENC and BCW Council’s website.

  • East Northamptonshire Council Privacy Policy  If you are unhappy with the use of your personal data or for further information please contact the council’s Data Protection Officer  
  • Borough Council of Wellingborough Privacy Policy If you are unhappy with the use of your personal data or for further information please contact the council’s Data Protection Officer


More information

  1. Service Specific Privacy Notices
  2. East Northamptonshire Local Plan & Neighbourhood Plans
  3. Council Tax and Housing Benefit
  4. Economic and Commercial Development Contact Database
  5. Houses in Multiple Occupation(HMO) Application
  6. National Taxi Database (NR3)
  7. Central Licensing Administration Unit
  8. Building Control (you are here)
  9. Employee Privacy notice
  10. Safety and Resilience
  11. Garden Waste
  12. External Funding
  13. Housing Allocation and Homelessness
  14. Business Rates
  15. Recruitment Privacy Notice
  16. Environmental Protection, Health Protection and Private Sector Housing Privacy Notice
  17. Filming and Photography
  18. Housing Needs
  19. Comms - Press Contacts Privacy Notice
  20. Destination Nene Valley
  21. Facebook Privacy Notice
  22. Twitter Privacy Notice
  23. Councillors Privacy Notice
  24. Finance Privacy Notice
  25. Monitoring Officer - Code of Conduct Complaints and Register of Interests
  26. The Data Protection Officer
  27. Land Charges Privacy Notice
  28. Disabled Facilities Grant
  29. ICT Services Wifi Service Privacy Notice
  30. ICT Services GIS Mapping Service Privacy Notice
  31. ICT Service Desk - Staff and Councillors
  32. Electoral Services Privacy Notice
  33. Customer Services Privacy Notice
  34. Customer Services - My Account
  35. Planning Services Privacy Notice
  36. Community Safety, Safeguarding and the Conducting of Domestic Homicide Reviews
  37. Covid 19 Privacy Notice
  38. Corporate Support Privacy Notice
  39. Chief Executive's Office Privacy Notice
  40. Customer Appointments
  41. Transfer of personal data to North and West Northamptonshire Unitary Councils
  42. Northants Warm Homes Partnership
  43. Test and Trace Support Payments
  44. Tourism Competition Notice