Statement of Community Involvement 2016
The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 places a greater emphasis upon meaningful community involvement. This is reflected by a statutory requirement that the Council has to prepare a Statement of Community Involvement which must set out how people will be involved in the planning system.
The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 set out the minimum requirements for Local Authorities in terms of community involvement when preparing Local Plans. These statutory requirements underpin the SCI, which itself sets out the wider steps that the District Council will take to involve and engage the community in all elements of plan making and the determination of planning applications. It indicates when and how people can get involved in planning matters and what they should expect when they do.
The Statement of Community Involvement was subject to a period of six weeks consultation from 5th November 2015 to 17th December 2015. It was then adopted at a meeting of Special Council on 16th March 2016:
Adopted SCI (PDF 938KB)