Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is the Council’s statement on how the local community, stakeholders and other interested parties will be consulted on:

  • The portfolio of documents that make up the Local Plan.
  • All planning applications.

On 6 November 2018 the Council's Executive Committee approved the Revised SCI as Council policy.

Impact of Covid-19 on consultation events

From January 2021 to 31 December 2021, the Council issued a temporary suspension notice of parts of the SCI in respect of publicity of planning documents as part of the Covid-19 crisis. During this period the Council was not able to make hard copies of consultation documents available within deposit locations due to the risks associated with Covid-19. All consultation documents were made available online. 

This change in procedure was supported by the Government's temporary changes to relevant planning regulations introduced in 2020. The Temporary Suspension Notice has now been revoked by the Council. The Council will continue to monitor government guidance and make any necessary changes at a time of public consultation in the interest of public safety. Any changes will be clearly communicated at the time of publication of a consultation.

Please refer to the SCI - Temporary Suspension Notice - January 2021 for further details.