Green Infrastructure for Growth 2 (Making Space for Nature) Privacy Notice – Volunteers


How we hold and process your information

Wavehill have been appointed by Cornwall Council to undertake an evaluation of the Green Infrastructure for Growth 2 (GI4G2) project. The key task of the evaluation is to measure the value, impact and effectiveness of the project. 

We would like to speak to volunteers who have received been involved with the project to capture feedback on how they feel about their role and what the impacts of the project have been. The GI4G2 lead body Cornwall Council have provided us with your name and contact details. 

The data you provide will only be used for the purposes of this evaluation. Any personal information collected as part of the evaluation is kept confidential. Your answers to the survey will not be made public in a way that could lead to you being identified. Wavehill will produce a report based on the information but this will not identify any individuals. 

It is also important to note that the team undertaking the evaluation do not work for Cornwall Council or any of the organisations that are involved in the delivery or funding of this project. This is an independent evaluation. 

Wavehill will delete the information you provide and all personal data relating to this research within six months of the end of the evaluation. 

If you have any queries regarding the evaluation, please feel free to contact either Sam Grunhut, who is leading the evaluation ( or Melissa Ralph, Project Lead at Cornwall Council (

Under the new data protection legislation, you have the right:
•    To access your personal data held by the GI4G2 project
•    To require the GI4G2 partners to correct any mistakes in that data.
•    To (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing.
•    For (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’.

Please contact Melissa Ralph if you wish to do any of these things in relation to this project. If you have any concerns about how your data has been handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who is Welsh Government’s independent regulator for data protection.  You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 01625 545 745 or 0303 123 1113, via the website , or write to: Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.




Further information

1.    Why is this research happening?

Wavehill has been commissioned by Cornwall Council to undertake a research and evaluation study of their GI4G2 (Making Space for Nature). GI4G2 is gree infrastructure developments across the towns of Bodmin, Falmouth, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penryn and St Austell. As part of the funding stipulation, and independent evaluation has to be conducted to identify best practice and help learning and legacy of the project to inform future provision.

GI4G2 are interested in the effects of the project on volunteers, including feedback on their experience and their views on the wider project, in addition to insight into where things could be improved.

2.    What type of information is collected through the survey?

The survey focuses on views about how the GI4G2 project has been delivered and any perceived outcomes as a result of the project.

3.    What is personal data?

Personal data means any information that could lead to a person being identified either alone or in combination with other widely-available information, e.g. their name, their address, or details specific to that person. 

4.    How long will personal data be kept for?

Wavehill will hold personal data during the contract period but will delete it six months after the end of the contract.

5.    What is the legal basis for collecting and processing the data collected through the survey? 

The evaluation of the GI4G2 (Making Space for Nature) enables Cornwall Council and partners to understand whether the project is working effectively. It is therefore used to support activities within the public task of the local authorities. That is, the core role and functions of the local authorities. For example, the information collected might be used: 
•    To decide whether changes need to be made to GI4G2 Project
•    To decide whether projects like GI4G2 should continue in the future
•    To understand the best methods for creating new ways of working, new partnerships, and new models of development.

The evaluation is being carried out by Wavehill on behalf of Cornwall Council. Your individual participation in the research is voluntary. 

6.    What is the purpose of processing your answers to the survey? 

The data is used for research and evaluation purposes only. The data will be analysed to enable the GI4G2 partners to understand the impact and effectiveness of the GI4G2 Project. This will help the partners decide whether any changes need to be made to the GI4G2 Project and to establish if this project is able to deliver new insights into how green development might be improved. The data will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes and it will not be used to take make decisions about you as an individual.

7.    Who has access to the personal data collected through the survey?

Wavehill will have a copy of the personal data to allow it to carry out the survey. 

Survey responses will be analysed by researchers at Wavehill to produce a report for Cornwall Council and its partners. This report will not identify any individuals participating in the research and the notes will not be shared with Cornwall Council and its partners, or anyone else outside of Wavehill. Wavehill will delete all personal data within six months of the end of the project. Cornwall Council or its partners will not have access to personal data collected through the interviews.