Your data: LOIP and Locality Plan Refresh 2023/24

How we use your information

Community Planning is a way of working which means public bodies work together with communities to plan and provide better public services. Together these public bodies form a Community Planning Partnership (CPP). In Aberdeen the CPP is called Community Planning Aberdeen. 

The Community Empowerment Act (Scotland) 2015 requires that CPPs prepare and publish a Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) and Locality Plans. The latest LOIP for Aberdeen City and Locality Plans for North, South and Central were approved in July 2021 and we are asking for your help in refreshing these plans and informing priorities.

By participating in this, you will help Community Planning Aberdeen determine what matters to you and your neighbourhood. This in turn will inform the priorities of the Partnership for the City as a whole and our the Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships as they refresh the Locality Plans.

Your information will be used for statistical purposes only. Aberdeen City Council collects and records information about you during this consultation process. The engagement encourages all participants to get involved in Community Planning Aberdeen, including the next stage of refresh of the Plans. If you select to get involved in any of the options, we will only use your data to get in touch with you regarding the option you selected for as long as you wish to be involved.   If you no longer wish to be involved, please email

The consultation also asks questions about you. This information is voluntary. By providing the information, you help us monitor the statistical data to ensure the council is interacting in a balanced way with groups of people with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

How long we keep your information 

Responses will be kept until we complete the analysis that will inform the LOIP and Locality Plans Refresh. The refreshed LOIP and Locality Plans will be kept permanently. This will not contain any data that can identify you as an individual. 

If you have selected to get involved in Community Planning, your contact details will be retained for the purposes of that involvement for as long as you wish to continue to be involved. If you no longer wish to be involved, please email

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about all the rights you have and how these work in practice, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think we have not handled your data properly.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this data. Wherever we process personal data we must have a legal basis in data protection law and tell you what it is. The Council’s legal basis for this processing is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of the official authority vested in the Council.

In doing so, we may process epical categories of personal data, should you choose to provide equality and diversity information. The Council’s legal basis for doing so is that it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, if the purpose of equality monitoring. 

Where you have provided us with your name and email address to keep you involved and updated about the next stage of the refresh. The Council understands our legal basis for processing your data as being consent. You can withdraw this at any time as explained above.

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