Privacy Notice Environmental Health


Arun District Council collects information about you in order to provide you with the services in relation to our statutory functions under the legislation detailed in the attached list. 

What information is being collected?

  • We will be asking you for:
    • Your personal details – name, address, contact number, email address, date of birth.
    • Any information you have included to support your complaint such as reports, photographs, plans, maps and drawings
    • Any information gathered during the investigation of a service request or other statutory function.

Why we collect this information?

  • We will use the information for the following:
    • Personal data will be processed for duties in relation to our functions relating to environmental health matters, in accordance with the legislation the officers are appropriately authorised to enforce.
    • Your personal details are used to contact you to discuss your request/complaint and to keep you updated in regard to any actions taken.

Who we might share your information with?

  • We may share your personal information with:
    • Other services within Arun District Council where there is a lawful purpose for sharing data.
    • We may share the data with Government departments/agencies including the Food Standards Agency.
    • Information may be shared with adjoining Local Authorities to enable them to fulfil their duties as District or Borough Council.
    • Information will be shared with West Sussex County Council and West Sussex Fire and Rescue to enable them to fulfil their duties.
    • South Downs Planning Authority in relation to our role as statutory consultee for planning applications.
    • Information may be shared with the police to assist them with investigations.
    • Where there is a legal requirement to hold a public register, this information will be published on the Council’s website.
    • Customer satisfaction surveys are undertaken from time to time to ensure that we are meeting our customer’s expectations and to enable us to review what we could do better. Your contact information will only be used in connection with your experience of the Council’s services and will not be used for marketing purposes. If you do not wish to proceed with the survey then you are free to decline. 
    • If Arun District Council receives a request, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) or Environmental Information Regulations (EIR), to disclose information, they are obliged to do so unless the information is deemed exempt under the Act. We can only withhold information under FOI or EIR if the information falls under one of the exemptions (FOI) or exceptions (EIR) set out in legislation.

What we do with your information?

  • We will use the information to:
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
    • Retain your details on the Environmental Health IT database.
    • Use this information to keep in contact with you and update you on service changes 

How long we will keep your information?

  • We will keep your information in accordance with our data retention schedule.

Your Legal Rights

You do have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see the Privacy Policy page on our website for further details. You can also contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer on: Email:

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at:


Relevant Legislation

Animal Boarding Establishments 1963

Animal Welfare Act 2006

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing  Act 2014

Arun District Council Byelaws

Arun District Council Byelaws

Breeding of Dogs Act 1973

Breeding of Dogs Act 1991

Building Act 1984

Caravan Sites & Control of Development Act 1960

Caravan Sites Act 1968

Clean Air Act 1993

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

Control of Pollution Act 1974

Criminal Justice & Police Act 2001

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

Environment Act 1995

Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010

Environmental Protection Act 1990

Gambling Act 2005

Health Act 2006

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Health Protection (Local Authority Powers) Regulations 2010

Health Protection (Part 2A Orders) Regulations 2010

House To House Collections Act 1939

Housing Act 1985

Housing Act 2004

Housing and Planning Act 2016

Housing Grants Construction & Regeneration Act 1996

Hypnotism Act 1952

Landlord & Tenant Act 1985

Licensing Act 2003

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015

Noise Act 1996

Pet Animals Act 1951

Police, Factories, & C. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 and Arun Street Collection Regulations 1984

Pollution Prevention & Control Act 1999

Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949

Protection From Eviction Act 1977

Protection from Harassment Act 2016

Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984

Public Health (Ships) Regulations 1979

Public Health Act 1875

Public Health Act 1936

Public Health Act 1961

Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907

Riding Establishments Act 1964

Riding Establishments Act 1970

Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 (Energy Act 2013)

Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010

Sunday Trading Act 1994

The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (England) Regulations 2013

The Food Safety Act 1990 (as amended)

The Food safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013

The General Food Regulations 2004

The Official Controls (Animals, Feed and Food) (England) Regulations 2006

The Official Feed and Food Control (England) Regulations 2009

Town Police Clauses Act 1847

Town Police Clauses Act 1889

Trade in Animals and Related Products Regulations 2011

Water Industry Act 1991

Zoo Licensing Act 1981