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.

Adoption of 2020 SCI

On 19 October 2020, the Council adopted a revised SCI. This SCI has been updated in response to updated government regulations (April 2020) and Planning Practice Guidance (May 2020) issued as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. It is a temporary version of the SCI whilst the effects of the pandemic influence how consultations can be undertaken, reflecting recent changes made by the Government to planning regulations and the National Planning Practice Guidance. The Council is committed to reviewing and updating this version of the SCI once the current pandemic is over. This will involve removing the references to Covid-19 and reviewing and updating the recommended methods of consultation to reflect the circumstances of the time.

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Last updated on 08/07/2022