Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we involve communities and other stakeholders when we prepare planning policy and guidance documents, and when we consider planning applications.
Our first SCI was adopted in 2006. Following major changes to the planning system a revised SCI was adopted in 2014. We have now made further changes in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The current SCI was adopted in August 2020. It carries forward our previous approach but recognises that some consultation methods may not be possible whilst following government guidance on controlling the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). Background information has also been updated.