Data Protection Acts 1988 -2018 (as amended) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Submissions to County Development Plan –  Data Subject Notification


The purpose of this notification is to set out some information regarding the collection and processing of your information by Monaghan County Council.  During the course of our activities we will collect, store and process information about our customers. Monaghan County Council is a data controller in respect of this data.

Monaghan County Council creates, collects and processes a significant amount of ‘personal data’ and ‘sensitive personal data’ in various multiple formats daily. Our commitment is to ensure that the personal data supplied is:


  • Obtained lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for only specified, explicit and legitimate purposes,
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it was obtained,
  • Recorded, stored accurately and where necessary kept up to date,
  • Kept for no longer than is necessary, and, in a form, which permits identification of the data subject,
  • Processed in a manner that ensures the appropriate security of the personal data including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing of the data.


For full details of the collection, processing and sharing of your personal data by us and your rights in this regard, please see our full  Privacy Notice on the website.

What data we collect and process

The types of personal data that we collect, and process may include your name and address.

We may collect Special Category Personal data.

Information regarding health issues

Why do we collect this personal data?

We collect and process this information in order to manage and administer the relationship between you and us for the purpose of considering your planning submission/objection/observation.

Lawfulness of processing

We process this personal data under article 6 (1)(e) of GDPR and in the exercise of official authority vested in us as the controller under Sections 11 and 12 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) and Article 13B of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 (as amended).

We process your special category personal data

  • where necessary and proportional for the performance of the statutory functions conferred on us under Sections 11 and 12 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended)

Sharing of Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with selected third parties, including for example, The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Planning Regulator, the Ombudsman and other government agencies/public bodies in certain circumstances, as required to do so by law. We may also share your data with other third parties who assist us in fulfilling our functions. Further information regarding the sharing of your personal data can be found in our Privacy Notice which is available at: Privacy Notice

If you have any questions regarding our processing of your Personal Data, our Data Protection Officer can be contacted

by email:

by phone: (047)30507

Postal Address: Monaghan County Council, County Offices, The Glen, Monaghan