Statement of Community Involvement 2023

Closed 21 Nov 2023

Opened 10 Oct 2023


What is the SCI?

The Statement of Community Involvement (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 aimed at shaping where we live work and enjoy the natural and built environment. This is essential to help improve understanding and openness of the planning process. It also identifies how people and groups can engage with the planning system in the best way.

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended) requires local planning authorities to have a statement of community involvement (SCI) and since January 2018 the regulations now require SCIs to be updated on a regular basis, at least every 5 years.

The purpose of the 6 week public consultation is to seek views on a revised SCI and whether there are other changes in consultation methods that need to be reflected in this document.

The previous SCI was adopted 12 December 2018. A copy of the proposed revised Statement of Community Involvement showing the proposed revisions in tracked changes can be found here. A copy of the proposed revised SCI with no tracked changes can be found here.

This consultation runs from 10th October to 21st November 2023.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Strategic Planning
  • Development Control
  • Local Plans