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Essex Legal Services - review of the definitive map and statement

21 June 2018

What service is being provided?

Essex Legal Services - Review of the Definitive Map and Statement.
The discharge of the statutory duty to keep the Definitive Map and Statement under continuous review specified in section 53 (2) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 as delegated to officers under the Essex County Council constitution. 

What personal data do we need from you?

Name and Contact Details
Visual images,
Behaviour, Lifestyle and Social Circumstances
Employment and Education Details
Case File information
Licenses or Permits held
Business Activities                                                                                    

Who will be using your personal data?

The Data Controller is Essex County Council
The Data Protection Officer for Essex County Council can be contacted at

What will it be used for and what gives us the right to ask for it and use it?

  • Service Delivery
  • Service Improvement
  • Prevention and detection of crime and fraud
  • Research – we will only use anonymised data for research purposes, and will only use your personal data for research with your consent
If we cannot use your data we would not be able to consider evidence that is necessary to determine the status of the route and would not be able to discharge our statutory duty.

Our legal basis for using your personal data is under a legal obligation, section 53 (2) Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. 

Who else might we share your data with?

 Your data may be made public in the event of a public inquiry or a decision is made to make an order.

Central Government Organisation (The Planning Inspectorate)       

Affected landowners

Will your data be stored in or accessible from countries with no UK-equivalent Privacy Law protections?


How long will your data be kept?

We will stop using your data after a final decision on the status of the route is made, either by the County Council or the Secretary of State.

Your data will be kept as a permanent record of what has taken place after we stop using it.

Our use of your data will be subject to the following legal rights:

  • Your Right to be Informed
  • Your Right to Access your personal data
  • Your Right for us to Rectify your personal data
  • Your Right to Restrict our use of your personal data

We may also receive personal information about you from others:

Any applicant or prospective applicant to whom you provide it.
Visit the following links for more information about Privacy Law, our obligations and your Rights:
The ICO Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016

If you have concerns over the way we are asking for or using your personal data, please raise the matter with our Data Protection Officer by the following means:

Postal Address:
Data Protection Officer,
Information Governance Team,
Essex County Council,
County Hall,
Market Road,
Phone Number:0333 013 9824
If you still have concerns following our response you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office:
Postal Address:
Information Commissioner's Office,
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
SK9 5F
Online Form

Phone Number:0303 123 1113
For our full privacy notice