Statement of Community Involvement

Consultation on Statement of Community Involvement 2018

14th September – 26th October 2018

Section 18 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) (as amended) requires that the District Council prepare a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

The purpose of the SCI is to explain to local communities and stakeholders how they will be involved in the preparation, alteration and review of Local Plans and also in the determination of planning applications. Local planning authorities are also required to set out in the SCI their policies for giving advice or assistance to neighbourhood planning groups and their policies for involving communities and other interested parties in the preliminary stages of plan making.

The current SCI was brought into effect in March 2016, at a time when the District Council was preparing the now Adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. Whilst elements of the existing SCI continue to remain up to date, a review of the document has been undertaken and a revised SCI prepared to reflect statutory requirements and best practice.

The revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2018 can be viewed here.

The SCI can also be inspected at the following locations:

  • Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall , Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3NN
  • The Arc Leisure Centre, 1 Bakewell Road, Matlock DE4 3AZ
  • Matlock Library, Steep Turnpike, Matlock DE4 3DP
  • Ashbourne Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Ashbourne DE6 1DR
  • Ashbourne Library, Crompton, Ashbourne DE6 1DA
  • Wirksworth Leisure Centre, Hannage Way, Wirksworth DE4 4JG
  • Wirksworth Library, Town Hall, Wirksworth DE4 4EU

Consultation on the revised SCI 2018 runs for six weeks from 14th September 2018 to 26th October 2018. The consultation has now closed.

Alternatively representations can be submitted by email to:

or in writing to:

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Planning Policy

Town Hall

Bank Road



All comments received will be considered prior to the Council adopting the revised Statement of Community Involvement.

If you have any questions please contact Planning Policy on 01629 761241 or email

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