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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.

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