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Privacy Notice: Tree Preservation

Who we are: Great Yarmouth Borough Council (the Council), Town Hall, Hall Plain Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF, 01493 856100, is the data controller for the purposes of the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

How we use your information: We will use your personal information in order to determine the issuing or enforcement of a tree preservation order. The lawful processing ground for this information is defined under Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR, commonly known as public task and has a clear basis in law namely, the Town and Country Planning Act, The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012 and related legislation.

Data Sharing: We will share your data with Great Yarmouth Borough Services (GYBS) as they undertake arboricultural assessments on behalf of the Council. The Council will store names, addresses and contact details, but will not publish or share with any other organisation, unless required to by the planning inspectorate or other legal authority should it be deemed necessary due to a decision or legal process.

Retention: In the case that a Tree Preservation Order is made, your personal data will be kept until the point at which a Tree Preservation Order is confirmed. Should a preservation order not be made at this time, your personal data will be stored until a decision is made not to make a preservation order.

Your rights: You have a number or rights available to you, including the potential right to see copies of all the data held about you, to ask for it to be corrected or deleted, to request the Council to restrict what it does with your data in certain circumstances, to object to what the Council may do with your data, and to data portability. Please note that these rights are not absolute and there are circumstances where they do not apply or the Council may override these rights, however, if this is the case you will be informed of this.

Further information: If you want more information you may contact the Council's Data Protection Officer at or telephone the Council on 01493 846325. If you are unhappy with the way your personal information is being handled you can contact the independent Information Commissioner at:

Last modified on 17 June 2021

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