Privacy Policy

by Ed Dade

Edward Dade Neighbourhood Planning Services is committed to protecting your personal data.

This privacy policy is intended to inform you on how your information is gathered and stored, and how it will be protected.


This website, and all apps and content within it, was built and is maintained solely by myself. It has been developed using an established, secure, web framework. Data is stored securely in a database.

I do not share personal information with third-parties nor do I store information about your visit to this site. I am not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this site on other web sites or media without our permission.

This site is free to use and does not require registration or log in. No third party advertising is used on this site.

Participating in Neighbourhood Plan consultations

The Consult app provides an online platform for consultation on Neighbourhood Plans. The Consult app has been built using an established and secure web framework. Neighbourhood Plan consultations are an open and public process. All valid comments received will be published and cannot be withheld from public view. Anonymous comments are not permitted. This ensures accountability and transparency in the Neighbourhood Plan process. It is therefore necessary to collect some personal information from people who wish to have their say on a plan.

The Consult app requires users to sign up before commenting on Neighbourhood Plans. To sign up, users are required to supply their name, email and address information. Where the user is an agent responding on behalf of a client, the client's personal information must also be supplied.

Personal information of people who make comments will be shared with the respective Parish Council / Neighbourhood Forum, and where necessary, the Neighbourhood Plan examiner. Personal information will not be shared with any other third parties.

Where a user comments on a Neighbourhood Plan, the comment will be published along with the name of the person who made the comment, and where applicable the name of the user's client, and any supporting files uploaded to the sites.

It can take several years to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan, and at later stages of the process, such as the independent examination, it may be necessary to review comments made at earlier stages.

Consequently, users are not permitted to delete their account or submitted comments as doing so may affect the open and transparent nature of the Neighbourhood Plan process.

Requests for deletion of accounts or comments must be made in writing to Where deletion of account and comment data will not affect the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan, the request will be fulfilled. Otherwise account and comment data will remain on this site whilst the Parish Council / Neighbourhood Forum is making use of the Consult service. Once a Parish Council / Neighbourhood Forum decides to no longer host their plan on the Consult app, related account and comment data will be deleted.

Commenting on a blog post

The Blog invites users to comment on individual blog posts. Commenting on a post requires users to supply a name and email address to ensure comments are accountable and deter spam.

The commentor's name will be published alongside their comment. However email addresses will not be published. Name, email address and comment information submitted to blog posts is held securely in a database.

Comments will be held indefinitely. However a user may request their comment be deleted by emailing, for the purposes of verification, using the email supplied when the comment was submitted.


This site may contain links to other sites.  Please be aware that I am not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. I recommend users to be aware when they leave this site and to read the privacy statements applicable on those sites.  This privacy policy does not apply to information collected on third parties’ sites.


Certain features of this site may need cookies for those features to work. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these cookies to be “strictly necessary”, for example for security purposes. In those cases, the site does not ask for your cnsent to place them but you can still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings.

Changes to this policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time. The amended version will be published on this website.  This will replace any previous wording from the date of publication.


If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact

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