Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster

In order to comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), where personal data relating to a data subject is collected, Lancashire County Council would like to provide you with the following details.

Identity and contact details of the data controller

  • Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ

Contact details of the data protection officer

  • Our Data Protection Officer is Paul Bond. You can contact him at or Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ

Purposes for processing

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in securing Enterprise Zone (EZ) status for four sites (across three zones) in Lancashire; the largest number of Enterprise Zones awarded to a single Local Enterprise Partnership. These sites are located at Samlesbury and Warton, adjacent to BAE Systems' operations, Blackpool Airport and Hillhouse near Fleetwood.

Together, the four EZ sites combine to create the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster (LAMEC) and will help to create over 10,000 highly productive high value jobs and establish an economic and investor offer of truly Northern Powerhouse significance.

Each site has a strong and complementary industrial focus, building on Lancashire’s national and international strengths in the aerospace, advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy and chemicals industries.

The controlling body for the sites are The LEP and based on where the applicant is from their Local Authority; these include Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Borough Council and Wyre Council.

Partners of Lancashire Enterprise Zone

Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster

Four key development sites have combined into one dynamic, world-class and overarching investment destination – the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster (LAMEC).

Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

The UK’s newest Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing site immediately adjacent to a manufacturing centre for BAE Systems, one of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions companies.

Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone

Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone offers full COMAH status and provides fantastic facilities for the chemical sector on an existing, internationally recognised business park.

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone

Blackpool Airport offers bespoke aviation solutions and other commercial airside activities including helicopter and private flights, and the flagship Lancashire Energy HQ will act as a training base for the national energy sector.

Warton Aviation Enterprise Zone

The site offers opportunities for companies to locate alongside BAE Systems’ Military Air and Information Division, which has developed some of the most advanced engineering and manufacturing capability anywhere in the world.

Category of personal data being processed

  1. Personal data (information relating to a living, identifiable individual)

Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing your personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:

  1. Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

Recipients of the data

We will use your personal data to answer direct enquires regarding available commercial development opportunities on the Enterprise Zones

  • Answer general enquiries regarding the Enterprise Zones
  • Share with associated bodies and partner organisations (e.g. financial or funding institutions, Business Rates Relief Team and Business Development Team)
  • Inform future awareness and marketing of the EZs as they develop (Subject to consent)

Your personal information will be used to provide you with property, land, business support and funding information relating to the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster and the individual Enterprise Zones within the Cluster. We will also use the information to evaluate the service provided and we will maintain statistical records of how many people have used this service, though all survey responses will be treated anonymously.

Information we share

Each Enterprise Zone will only share the necessary and relevant information required to provide you with help, advice and relevant funding opportunities.

  • Company name
  • Company address
  • Company contact details
  • Company personnel contact details
  • Nature of company
  • Individual client name
  • Individual client contact details
  • Nature of enquiry
  • Notes relating to enquiry
  • Outcome of any support provided
  • Additional information relating to your enquiry

This information is required to ensure full assistance can be provided to you in relation to your specific enquiry and for the monitoring of external funding where Funding Bodies require details of assistance provided. The benefits of information sharing includes giving all organisations involved a clearer picture of your requirements and tracking which services you have received.

Any transfers to another country

  • No

Retention periods

The Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster will only store information received from their involvement with you for 10 years after last grant claim. At the end of the retention period electronical data will be deleted and any physical files will be confidentially disposed of.

Your rights

You have certain rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), these are the right:

  • to be informed via Privacy Notices such as this.
  • to withdraw your consent. If we are relying on your consent to process your data then you can remove this at any point.
  • of access to any personal information the council holds about yourself. To request a copy of this information you must make a subject access request in writing. You are entitled to receive a copy of your personal data within 1 calendar month of our receipt of your subject access request. If your request is complex then we can extend this period by a further two months, if we need to do this we will contact you. You can request a subject access request, either via a letter or via an email to Information Governance Team, address below.
  • of rectification, we must correct inaccurate or incomplete data within one month.
  • to erasure. You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing unless we have a legal obligation to process your personal information.
  • to restrict processing. You have the right to suppress processing. We can retain just enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.
  • to data portability. We can provide you with your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form when asked.
  • to object. You can object to your personal data being used for profiling, direct marketing or research purposes.
  • in relation to automated decision making and profiling, to reduce the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention.

If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting:

Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
County Hall


To ensure that we can deal with your request as efficiently as possible you will need to include your current name and address, proof of identity (a copy of your driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display your name and address), as much detail as possible regarding your request so that we can identify any information we may hold about you, this may include your previous name and address, date of birth and what council service you were involved with.

Further information

If you would like more information concerning the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster then please contact

For more information about how we use personal information see Lancashire County Council's full privacy notice.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the Information Governance team who will investigate the matter.

Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ or email:

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).