Due to Covid-19 we have reviewed our existing statutory publicity arrangements for planning applications and for preparing emerging local plan documents.

We have set out what we do to keep our communities updated on planning applications, our Local Plan and other supporting documents and how some of these need to change in this document.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how everyone can be involved in the preparation of new planning policy documents and in consultation on planning applications. 

The council adopted its first SCI in May 2008. Since then a number of changes have been made to both the legislative framework within which the SCI operates and internal procedures within the council. These changes have made it necessary for us to update our SCI every 5 years.

The current SCI was adopted on 11 March 2021.

The schedule of changes and officers responses was prepared as part of the SCI consultation.

The council has published a neighbourhood planning protocol that should now be read together with the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

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