Self build privacy notice

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The Planning Policy Team within Waltham Forest Council.

You have expressed an interest in self-build projects and have submitted your contact details to the Local Self Build Register which is managed on behalf of London Borough of Waltham Forest by Ecomotive.

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act (2015) requires all local authorities in England to maintain a list of people and groups interested in building their own homes and to research the demand for self-build plots in their area.

We need your information to enable the Council to meet the requirements of the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act (2015), to research demand for self-build plots and the requirement to hold a register of interested parties.

We need to collect this information so that the Council is able to meet the requirements of the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act (2015). We also need to collect it so that we are able to contact people who are interested in self-build projects/ single building plots.

You can opt out of the sharing or use of this information at any time by contacting the Planning Policy Team either in writing at London Borough of Waltham Forest, The Magistrates, Town Hall Complex, Forest Road, London, E17 4JF or via email at Planning.Policy@walthamforest.gov.uk . The Council will ensure that any requests for opting out are promptly actioned by Ecomotive who collect and hold this data on behalf of the Council,, as per the Licence Agreement, Data Processing Agreement and Data Sharing Agreement.

The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act (2015) makes it a legal requirement for the Council to maintain a register of anyone who is interested in building their own home. Therefore, holding your information on this register allows us to carry out this as part of the Council’s public task.

At any point in time you may contact us and opt out of being on the register if you have changed your mind about building your own home.

Your information may be shared with other relevant departments within the Council to enable the Council to fulfil its duty to research demand for self-build plots.

The information is held by Ecomotive for up to 3 years after it has been submitted. The data is transferred to the Council on a quarterly basis using a secure transfer method. The Council will hold this information for as long as it is required to enable the Council to carry out this public task.

Our Data Protection Officer is Mark Hynes. You can contact him by email: Data.Protection@walthamforest.gov.uk.

If we’re unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).