Your data: exercise of compulsory purchase powers

How we use your data

Aberdeen City Council collects, maintains and processes information about you for the purposes of undertaking compulsory purchase order (CPO) processes, including the names and addresses of landowners and tenants.

We may use your information to verify your identity where required, to contact you by post, email or telephone and to maintain our records regarding the CPO process. Information you provide may be processed by the Council and other government bodies including for the purpose of determining whether to confirm a CPO and the appropriate level of compensation to be awarded. We are also required to make the CPO available for public inspection.

Who we share information with

Aberdeen City Council may engage third parties to assist with the CPO and any associated compensation process.  Your data may be shared with and processed by those third parties, solely as required for use in association with these processes.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep your information for up to ten years from the date of confirmation of the Order authorising the compulsory purchase of land. It may be necessary to retain data where legal proceedings have been commenced and continue beyond this ten-year period. 

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about the rights you have. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly. That is the body responsible for making sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully. 

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information. Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing your personal data as necessary for compliance with a legal obligation. This is because we undertake this activity to meet our obligations under the legislation that governs the compulsory acquisition of land, including but not limited to the Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947, the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and the Land Compensation (Scotland) Acts 1963 and 1973. The specific legal powers governing a particular CPO will be set out in correspondence and notices from the Council in relation to that CPO.

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