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Compulsory Purchase Order Privacy Notice

Last updated: Friday, 10 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

Properties that stand empty cause a nuisance for neighbourhoods. They can become a target for vandals and attract antisocial behaviour. Empty properties deteriorate in condition faster than occupied homes, and can affect the value of neighbouring properties. Land can also create a nuisance.

If we're unable to encourage you to bring your empty property back into use or you fail to comply with statutory notices to improve your property, we may consider a Compulsory Purchase Order. If there's a strong enough case and it's in the public interest a Compulsory Purchase Order will allow us to acquire your property or land.

What personal information we collect

We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact details including email address  

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Homeowners
  • Residents
  • Business owners

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Maintain accounts and records
  • Undertake licensing and regulatory activity
  • Manage assets and property
  • Enforce regulatory powers
  • Manage complaints and allegations
  • Undertake investigations and audits

Why we use your personal information

We're required by law to issue Compulsory Purchase Orders. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:

  • Town and Country Planning Act 1959
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976
  • Housing Act 1985
  • Town Development Act 1952
  • Compulsory Purchase Act 1965
  • Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981
  • Local Government Act 1972
  • Acquisition of Land Act 1981
  • Highways Act 1980
  • Land Compensation Development (England) Order 2012
  • Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980

We're allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • For a public task or statutory function

Who we share your personal information with

We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:

  • Affected parties
  • Complainants
  • Courts and tribunals
  • Ombudsman, licensing authorities and other regulatory bodies

When we make an automated decision about your personal information

This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep personal information collected as part of this process until the date ownership of the land ceases, or for an additional length of time if necessary.

When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)

This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.

We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.


To request your personal information and exercise your privacy rights please contact:

If you need to raise a concern to our Data Protection Officer about our use of your personal information, please contact:

Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​

We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our registration number is Z5481774.