Public Rights of Way - Privacy Notice

What personal information is being processed and what for

Any personal information that you provide during your communications with the Public Rights of Way team may be processed in order to answer your enquiry to address the issue that you raise or to enable us to manage the Public Rights of Way network.

Why we are allowed to use your information

The Council is the Highway Authority, Surveying Authority, Traffic Authority and Access Authority for Cheshire East.  

Who we will share your information with

Your personal information will be shared with members of the Public Rights of Way team and other Officers of the Council, if required.

Your personal information may also be shared with other relevant third parties, details of which are available in the specific Privacy Notices included in our various application forms.

Where we get your information from

Personal information is given through communications between you and the Public Rights of Way team.  In addition, information on landowners and occupiers is obtained from office records, Land Registry and the Rural Payments Agency.

How long we will keep your personal information

Your information may be stored in the Public Rights of Way office and then in archive for 50 years.  

How your information is stored

The information is held with restricted access in electronic format on the Council’s IT servers and in paper format in the office of the Public Rights of Way team and archives.  

What happens if you don’t provide us with your information

If you do not provide us with your information then we may not be able to respond to your enquiry or to address the issue that you wish to raise.

Will your information be used to make automated decisions


Will this information be transferred abroad


Your rights

You have a number of rights regarding your personal data.  You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and ask us to correct anything that is wrong.  For detailed information about your rights please see the Cheshire East Council Privacy Notice.

Page last reviewed: 28 March 2022