Regeneration privacy policy

Barnet Council in conjunction with its contractual partner Regional Enterprise (Re), The Barnet Group and other agencies are working to deliver an ambitious growth and regeneration programme, ensuring that the borough continues to be an attractive place to live, work and invest.

We work with the developers to bring forward high-quality developments at a faster pace. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Managing large scale regeneration schemes within the Borough working in partnership with the local community, developers, statutory and non-statutory bodies and Registered Housing Providers.
  • Co-ordinating the land assembly, including Compulsory Purchase Orders to enable major developments to proceed.

Regeneration – Affordable Housing

We provide a service in accordance with the council’s policy and those set out in legislation to identify and prioritise London Borough of Barnet’s (LBB) tenants for affordable housing. We provide services for validations of lettings returns (ensuring that our partners have met their quotas for letting agreements), housing nominations to void (empty) properties (affordable/private/temporary) and any reciprocal arrangements.  We also support other council services to meet the requirements of welfare reform legislation.

 Information collected:

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • DOB
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity (Barnet Homes provides this to the council)
  • Languages understood or spoken
  • Landlords Address and contact details
  • Financial information
  • Property information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information
  • Health/Medical information
  • Special needs (additional information about a household that is required to provide suitable accommodation
  • Housing Information
  • Household Data
  • Benefits Data
  • Employment

Who we share the information with:

  • The council’s Revenues & Benefits Team (support for welfare reform)
  • Barnet Homes
  • Registered Housing Providers (Housing association and registered social landlords)

Legislation that applies:

  • Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Welfare Reform and Work Act 2015
  • Regulation 9-(3) (b) of the Social Security (Information-sharing in relation to Welfare Services etc.) Regulations 2012)
  • Welfare Reform Act 2012
  • Housing and Regeneration Act 2008
  • The Equality Act 2006
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • The Human Rights Act 1998 or other relevant or equivalent legislation, or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof
  • The Housing Act 1988
  • The Housing Act 1985
  • Local Government Act 1985
  • The Local Government Act 1972

How long we keep your information:

  • 5 years

Regeneration – Compulsory Purchase Orders

If you own an interest in affected land when compulsory purchase powers are used, you will be required to provide personal information for the purposes of preparing any notices to acquire the land, assess and make compensation payments, audit (including fraud prevention) and financial analysis.

We undertake an initial information gathering exercise to inform the council’s decision to pursue CPO (Compulsory Purchase Orders).  A further referencing exercise is undertaken to identify everyone who has a legal interest in or right to occupy, the land and properties the council proposes to acquire. Maps, schedules and related documents are prepared for the properties that the council proposes to acquire.

The personal information that the council holds has been primarily obtained from the Land Registry, which provides publicly available information regarding the ownership and interests held in property. Information has also been gathered through the completion of Land Interest Questionnaires used to identify property interests that may be subject to compulsory purchase.  We use your personal data for the purpose of identifying owners of land that are or may be affected by a CPO.

Part of that process includes publishing the names and addresses of land owners and the interest(s) they hold in certain land in a schedule that accompanies the CPO. People with interests can include freeholders, leaseholders, secure tenants and non-secure tenants. The schedule must be published and made publicly available as set out by legislation. The council then serves notices on everyone affected by a CPO, publishes notices in the local paper and widely advertises the notices in the areas that CPOs have been made, including on the council website. 

Where there are objections to a CPO, a public enquiry is held, as required by law, and details of public enquiry objectors are published.

Information collected:

Level 1

  • Name
  • Address & contact details
  • Property information

Level 2

  • Bank account details to facilitate property purchase and compensation payments

Who we share Level 1 information with:

  • Secretary of State (in relation to CPO public enquiries)
  • Judicial Agencies E.g. Courts
  • Harrow Barnet Public Law
  • Designated legal representative)
  • Property professionals
  • Property referencing companies
  • Barnet Homes

Who we share Level 2 information with:

  • Solicitors
  • it is used for public health purposes
  • it is for, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes where it would make information unusable
  • it is necessary for legal claims

Legislation that applies:

  • Compulsory Purchases (Inquiries Procedure) Miscellaneous Amendments and Electronic Communications) Rules 2018
  • Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017
  • Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Circular 10/2015: MHCLG Circular 10/2015: Guidance on CPO and The Crichel Down Rules.
  • Compulsory Purchase of Land Regulations 2004
  • Compulsory Purchases (Inquiries Procedure) Rules 2007
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Equality Act 2006
  • DCLG Circular 06/2004 – Compulsory Purchase and the Crichel Down Rules (October 2004)
  • Human Rights Act 1998 or other relevant or equivalent legislation, or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof
  • Land Registration Act 2002
  • Town and Country Planning Act 1990
  • Planning (listed Buildings and Conversation Areas) Act 1990
  • Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981
  • Land Acquisition Act 1981
  • Local Land Charge Act 1977
  • Land Compensation Act 1973
  • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1972
  • Compulsory Purchase Act 1965
  • Open Space Act 1906
  • Lands Tribunal
  • Case Law

How long we keep your information:

  • 10 years after the completion of the scheme.

How long we share your information publicly and on our website

  • Until the end of each CPO publication period