The Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we consult on planning policy documents, planning, and related, applications and development orders, as well as who we consult with and for how long.
The SCI explains how we intend to engage with the community in a way which reflects the aims and objectives of the Council Plan, with particular regard to:-
- using straightforward language to get the message across;
- enabling the community to have more involvement in shaping their neighbourhoods by promoting Neighbourhood Planning;
- engaging with, and getting views from, a wider cross section of the community;
- using new and a wide range of communication methods, for example, social media networks.
The SCI was previously published in 2017. An amended and updated version was adopted by the Council in September 2020: The Statement of Community Involvement (2020).
The main reason for revising and updating the previous SCI was to enable the Council to continue to be able to effectively engage with stakeholders on its planning documents and planning processes during times of nationally or locally prescribed periods of social distancing, such as in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Statement of Community Involvement (2020) is attached below.