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.

Viewing the documents

The draft SCI can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Hard copies of the document are available for public viewing at the borough council’s offices at London Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AH between the hours of 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. They are also available to view in all libraries across the borough during their normal opening hours.

How to comment

The draft SCI is available for comment until 4pm on Monday 11 December 2017.

Representations can be submitted using the council’s online consultation portal, or by email or by post. If you are emailing us or writing to us, it would be helpful if you submitted your comments on the council’s bespoke representation form which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Online at:


Or by e-mail to:


Or by post to:

Planning Policy Team
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
Civic Offices
London Road
RG21 4AH

What happens next?

Following the consultation, all comments will be taken into consideration prior to formal adoption of the SCI in 2018.


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