Information on the Public Consultation Process

For more information, please contact:

Biodiversity Officer
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Telephone: 0300 303 1777 ext. 20612

This document will be available in a range of formats upon request.  Please contact us with your requirements, through the above contact details.
How to Respond

In addition to this online survey, we are also happy to receive feedback by:

Letter: Biodiversity Consultation, Environment and Place Directorate, Gortrush, Omagh, County Tyrone. BT78 5EJ
Telephone: 0300 303 1777 ext. 20612
Textphone: (028) 8225 6216
Or if you prefer a meeting in which to give your comments face-to-face, we will do our best to meet your request.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and for sharing your views with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

* Please note, there is a Data Protection Statement below *
Data Protection 

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (the Data Controller) has a legal duty to protect any information it collects about you.

The is fully committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 2018 as well as the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The information you provide, as part of this consultation response, will be used to provide you with an update on the consultation process and outcomes, when the process has been completed.

Any information provided by you will not be disclosed to any other third party, unless law or regulation compels such a disclosure.

To ensure the Council complies with its statutory duty under the Northern Ireland Act 1998, we are asking all respondents to complete the Equality Monitoring section within this questionnaire, as appropriate. This information will be stored securely and confidentially, and will not be included in any consultation report.

Final reports will contain overall statistics and comments and will not include the names of any individuals. There will also be no ability to match the comments, or statistics, to any individual.

The information provided will be retained in line with the Council’s Retention and Disposal Schedule. Further information on how the Council processes your personal date available online at within the Privacy section.

Confidentiality and Access to Information Legislation

Information provided in response to this consultation, including personal information, may be published or disclosed in accordance with access to information legislation: these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please be aware that, under the Freedom of Information Act, there is a statutory Code of Practice (section 45) with which public authorities must comply and deals with amongst other things, obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances. An automatic confidentiality disclaimer generated by your IT system will not, of itself, be regarded as binding on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

For further information about confidentiality of responses please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 028 9026 9380 or email (or see their website at

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* 1. I'm responding as:

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* 2. Would you like to be added to a Database for future communications in relation to Biodiversity (including volunteering and engagement opportunities)?

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* 3. My contact details are:

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* 4. In which District Electoral Area do you live?

FODC Biodiversity Strategy Public Consultation Competition

As a ‘thank you’ for taking part in this consultation process and telling us what you think about the Fermanagh & Omagh Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan, we would like to invite you to enter the FODC Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Public Consultation Competition.

If you indicate that you would like to be included within the competition, your details will not be used for any other purpose.

There are 10 prizes (5 for members of public and 5 for schools) and these will be drawn at random from those who have submitted full responses.

Each will win a Biodiversity Kit including;
  • A bird nest box
  • A native rowan tree
  • Native wildflower seeds
  • Wildlife gardening book
  • Wildlife ID guides
  • And the inspirational book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’ signed by award winning local author, Dara McAnulty. 
  • Or for schools Dara’s new book ‘Wild Child; A Journey Through Nature’.

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* 5. Would you like to be included for the competition?