Draft Statement of Community Involvement

The council has now published its draft new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) relating to planning matters for public consultation.

The SCI is a document that describes how the public, businesses and interest groups can get involved in the creation of local planning policy, neighbourhood planning and the planning application decision making process.

The preparation of an SCI is a legal requirement and the council is legally obliged to comply with its SCI once it is adopted. The council adopted its first SCI in August 2007, this new SCI takes into account of changes within planning legislation and emergence of new consultation and engagement methods such as increased use of web-based consultation and social media.


The draft SCI (which can be viewed at the bottom of the page) was consulted on from October until 11 December 2017, when the consultation closed.

The comments will be processed and taken into consideration prior to the adoption in 2018.

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