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Biodiversity Net Gain

From Monday 12 February 2024 all major applications must be accompanied by a Biodiversity Net Gain Assessment via the latest version of the DEFRA Biodiversity Metric spreadsheet. This must be supplied to make a valid submission.

The Outline and Full application validation checklists have been updated to reflect this.

Planning Application Amendments

In order to ensure timely decision-making for all our applicants, the planning department (Development Services) will not accept amendments to planning applications.  Once a planning application is made valid it will be publicly available on our Public Access webpages with full details of expected timescales for determination, within statutory timescales.

Please continue to monitor the Public Access webpages for updates including consultee responses to a planning application.

Public Access - Essential Maintenance 20 July 2024

The Public Access website will be unavailable on Saturday 20 July 2024 due to essential maintenance being carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Why are we asking for your personal information?

We require your personal data to assess and process your enquiry and request for advice re the proposed plan.

This is a Task in the Public Interest. We cannot process your application unless you provide this personal information. If you do not or if you refuse to allow us to share information, we will not be able to carry out the service for you and cannot be held responsible for any consequences to you of it not being carried out. This may delay or impinge upon the planning process.

You have the following rights regarding the personal data you provide to us:

  • You have the right to request a copy of your personal data

  • You have the right to have any inaccurate or incomplete personal data rectified

  • You have the right to object to us processing your personal data

  • You have the right to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data in situations where it is inaccurate, unlawful, and no longer needed for the purposes for which it was originally collected.

Sharing your information

We share information within the council to ensure services are provided appropriately. We may share your personal data with other agencies such as the Environment Agency, Enforcement Agencies, etc if there is a legal reason to do so.

We may process the information you provide to detect and prevent fraud in any of our systems and may supply information to government agencies, credit reference agencies, audit, or other external bodies for such purposes. We participate in the government’s National Fraud Initiative.

If any of the information we have about you is incorrect, please tell us. We are reliant on you assisting us to keep your information accurate and up-to-date.

Retention of your personal information

We only keep your information as long as necessary, for some items this will be dictated by law. You can find out more by looking at the Retention Policy [PDF, 0.5MB].

We do not routinely process any information about you outside the UK. We will not transfer your personal data outside of the EU.

Huntingdonshire District Council is a registered Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Please visit the Privacy Notice where you can find information about how we handle your personal information and your rights of access.

If you have a query regarding your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer who can be contacted by email at or you can write to the council and mark your letter for the attention of the Data Protection Officer. Alternatively, you can call Customer Services on 01480 388388.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) should you believe any part of this statement is unlawful.