Statement of Community Involvement

What is the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)?

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we intend to engage with local communities, businesses and other interested parties when developing and reviewing planning documents and determining planning applications.

Coronavirus - update to the SCI

We are currently reviewing the SCI in light of the current circumstances regarding Coronavirus, with the intent of updating it to reflect changes to planning regulations, and government guidance on consultation practices as a result of Coronavirus. Further updates on the progress of the updated SCI will be published here in due course.

Adoption of 2018 SCI

On 17 December 2018, the Council adopted a revised SCI, which reflects regulatory, legislative and good practice changes since the previous 2014 version was adopted.

Consultation details

Consultation was undertaken on the revised draft SCI between 25 September and 24 October 2018. The consultation version of the SCI is available to view below:

You can view responses to Planning Policy consultations held since 2010 using our planning policy consultation viewer.

Find out more

For further information: please contact the Planning Policy team on 01789 260334 or email

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Last updated on 05/06/2020

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