Statement of Community Involvement

View our policy for involving others in the preparation of local plans and supplementary documents.

The County Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) policy identifies how others can be actively involved in preparing the documents to be included in:

The preparation of documents has to comply with the adopted SCI. Failure to comply could mean that an inspector may recommend that a draft document is withdrawn.

Our SCI was first adopted in March 2007, and second review adopted in June 2012. Recent changes to planning regulations require SCIs be reviewed every five years, and to include information on how we are involved in the neighbourhood planning process.

The third (draft) SCI review was published for a period of six weeks to allow comments to be made on its contents. The third review SCI was approved by the County Council on 10 October 2018, replacing the second review SCI.

Get in touch

We are keen to listen to our customers to ensure that the diverse needs of our community are taken into consideration throughout the decision-making process. If you would like to submit your comments, or those of someone you represent, on the SCI, or would like the information in another language or format, contact us.

Last updated:
1 April 2021
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