Belfast Local Development Plan (LDP) 2035 - Draft Plan Strategy - Counter Representations

Closes 26 Apr 2019

1. Data Protection

Belfast City Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  The council is committed to protecting your privacy and to process any personal data submitted by you in a manner which meets the requirements of the Data Protection legislation.

Please click on the Privacy Notice below for more information regarding our commitments to you under privacy and data protection.

Privacy Notice

Belfast City Council is the Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the personal data it gathers for the purposes of sending regular email updates on the Local Development Plan from Belfast Planning Service.

It should also be noted that in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Planning (Local Development Plan) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015, the council must make a copy of any representation available for inspection.  The Council is also required to submit the representations to the Department for Infrastructure and they will then be considered as part of the independent examination process.

The council accepts that you are providing your personal data on the basis of consent and are positively agreeing for the council to hold and further use it, publish it (without personal information such as address or email address, but may include organisation or name). Belfast City Council must also share it with the Department for Infrastructure and whoever they appoint to undertake the independent examination.

Any personal details that you provide the Council will be handled in accordance with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. As such we will only use your data for the purposes that you have given this information for and will only be shared where necessary to provide the service that you are contacting us about. If you would like further information in regards please see the website

The personal data is held and stored by the council in a safe and secure manner and in compliance with Data Protection legislation and in line with the council’s Records Retention and Disposal Schedule.

If you wish to contact the council’s Data Protection Officer, please write to:

Belfast City Council
City Hall

or send an email to

Q1. Please tick to confirm that you have read and understood the privacy notice above.


Q2. Do you consent for us to publish your response?

Under planning legislation we are required to publish responses received in response to the Plan Strategy. On this page we ask for your consent to do so, and you may opt to have your response published anonymously should you wish.

Even if you opt for your comments to be published anonymously, we will still have a legal duty to share your contact details with the Department for Infrastructure and the inspectorate they appoint to oversee the examination in public into the soundness of our plan.  This will be done in accordance with the privacy statement above.


Note: Under either option personal information such as email address and telephone number will still be redacted from published documents