Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
In the course of our activities we will collect information relating to people who are suspected of contravening planning rules and relevant witnesses.
The information that we collect will include names, addresses, contact details, photographs, financial information and details concerning alleged planning contraventions.
We do this for law enforcement purposes, in the fulfilment of the tasks that we carry out in the public interest and in the exercise of our official authority as a local planning authority.
We may also collect details relating to an individual's health and criminal convictions. We do this on the basis of substantial public interest.
We will collect this information from people who make complaints to us and through our own investigations.
We will use information provided to us as part of our planning enforcement investigations which we conduct in accordance with the procedure set out in the Local Enforcement Plan. We will also use personal data when considering informal applications for extensions to approved working hours on construction sites.
Enforcement records are not published on the council's website; however, during the course of our investigations we may share information with external agencies including the Environment Agency, the Police and Warwickshire County Council for the purpose of their enforcement and compliance functions. Similarly, we may also share information with other services within the Council. We may also share information with our external legal advisors, courts and tribunals for the purpose of taking enforcement action.