Working with data, using standards, GDPR compliance and publishing information according to predefined schema are all tasks for planning departments now.

We have published a short guide to managing data in planning departments and the requirements of the GDPR. This is the interim version that reflects a work in progress. It highlights the most important issues for LPAs as they prepare for the introduction of the new legislation. The guide also contains a template "privacy notice" for planning that councils may wish to refer to and localise. 

Update at December 2019: Please note that the updated guide has been significantly delayed. We hope to have a replacement in early 2020. 


Alongside this guide we have published a short checklist on privacy notices for councils who are using their own corporate templates or are doing their own thing.


Lastly there is a table of contents from the larger document that shows the structure and scope of the full guide. Feel free to ask questions and contribute to its development on the GDPR KHub.