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The purposes for which we use your personal data

The information we collect about you will be used for the purpose(s) of:

  • Assessing, clarifying and determining planning applications
  • Enabling representations made about planning applications to be made publicly available
  • Maintaining and making available a public record of planning applications as required by relevant legislation
  • Notifying other individuals and organisations of proposals to seek their views
  • Investigating alleged breaches of planning permission
  • Writing reports and making decisions relating to applications

Please note that the name of the owner of a property or land, plus the address of that property or land, must usually be publicly available. Ceredigion County Council is required to publish any comments (with the name of the person making the comment) received on planning applications, and they may be reported to the Council’s Planning Committee in summary form. All comments received are also available for inspection by the public, applicants and Councillors.

The lawful basis for the processing of your information is:

  • The performance of a task in the public interest (planning and development control)
  • Compliance with the law

Relevant legislation includes the following:

  • Town and Country Planning (Wales) Act 1990
  • Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Wales) Order 2012
  • Planning Act 2008

What if you do not provide personal data?

If you do not give us the information we need when we ask for it, this may result in our being unable to further process your application, provide support, guidance or assistance with respect to your application, or result in your application being rendered invalid.

What type on information do we use?

We may collect the following types of personal data about you to deliver this service, depending on your circumstances:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Unique Reference number (planning application number)
  • Telephone number
  • Bank details
  • Full address of development
  • Agent details (if applicable)

Do we use information received from other sources?

To provide this service, we collect information directly from you but also receive information from the following sources:

The following types of personal data are obtained:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth

Transferring your information abroad

Your information will not be transferred outside the United Kingdom although some limited information about you may be published online, as explained below.

Who your information may be shared with (internally or externally)

We may share your information with the following recipients depending on your circumstances; please note that this list is not exhaustive:


  • Relevant services within the Council, such as Highways and Public Health
  • Town & Community Councils
  • Local Elected Members
  • CADW & Dyfed Archaeological Trust
  • Welsh Government
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Dŵr Cymru/Welsh Water
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • National Grid

We are required by planning legislation to make a register available for public inspection. This will include your name, address and information about your development, but no other personal data about you. We make this information available to the public via our website.

If you make an objection to a planning application and provide your name and address, then these will be included with the information published on our website.


There are also other specific situations where we may be required to disclose information about you, such as:

  • Where the Council is required to provide the information by law
  • Where disclosing the information is required to prevent or detect a crime
  • Where disclosure is in the vital interests of the person concerned