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Planning Policy ANPR Survey Privacy Notice

The information on this page explains how Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera infrastructure and data is used, stored and transferred by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and its partners. It also describes how long that information is normally kept and the limited circumstances in which Tunbridge Wells Borough Council may disclose it.

What information do we collect from you?

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council has commissioned an ANPR survey to be conducted using cameras at the locations identified in the map in Appendix 1. The survey will last for 1 day on 11 December 2018 with data being captured throughout that day.

The ANPR cameras capture number plate data from vehicles. This is recorded in images via the rolling cameras recording and transported in to text data using software managed by the commissioned survey company. The vehicle registration number (VRN) will be anonymised in reports and data provided to Tunbridge Wells Borough Council by the survey company.

Why do we collect this information?

To provide planning services and the delivery of the Local Plan.  We are required by law to provide this service.  The ANPR survey is being undertaken to collect information about vehicle movements as part of the evidence base for the Tunbridge Wells Local Plan. The Local Plan will set out the locations for growth in the Borough over the period to 2033. The preparation of the Local Plan will also include consideration of the transport infrastructure/services required to support this growth.

Who might we share your information with?

Maidstone Borough Council stores your information on our behalf. You can view their privacy information here.

Intelligent Data Collection will collect your information on behalf of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.   You can view their privacy information here.

What do we do with your information?

We will use the ANPR data to collect information about vehicle movements as part of the evidence base for the Tunbridge Wells Local Plan. We won't use it for any other purposes without your consent, or without telling you first.

Sometimes we have to give it to other authorities, organisations or people. This would be for the prevention or detection of crime, or because of legal matters, for example. We don't need your consent to do this, but if we can, we'll let you know if we've passed your information on.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

The vehicle registration itself and the photographic image are normally retained for a maximum period 6 months.

How can I access the information you hold about me, find out further information on privacy rights, or raise a concern?

Email the Data Protection Officer at

Other ways to contact

01892 554077

The Data Protection Officer,
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council
Room 110,
Town Hall,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Appendix 1 - ANPR Map

A - Z of council services