Draft Statement of Community Involvement in Planning (SCI) 2022

The Council has published for public consultation its draft Statement of Community Involvement in Planning (SCI) 2022. The purpose of the SCI is to set out the consultation measures that the Council will undertake when consulting on planning policy documents and publicising planning applications. 

The SCI complements the Council’s broader commitment contained within its Corporate Plan with regards to promoting positive community engagement with local communities, businesses and interest groups. The preparation of an SCI is a legal requirement and once adopted, the Council needs to be consistent with its content.

The Council adopted its first SCI in August 2006. The Council has previously reviewed and updated the SCI on three occasions (December 2009 and September 2013 and December 2017) to take into account of changes within planning legislation. An addendum to the 2017 SCI was also approved in June 2020 to enable the council to temporarily undertake revised consultation methods, to apply whist coronavirus restrictions were in place.

As the current 2017 SCI will reach its five year anniversary of its adoption at the end of 2022, a review has been undertaken and an updated draft SCI published for public consultation for a 5 week period Friday 11 November – 12noon Friday 16 December 2022. 

We are repeating the public consultation process as we became aware that not all consultees received notification of the original consultation.  Representations made on the SCI received during the original consultation do not need to be resubmitted.  They will be retained and considered in finalising the document. 

Hard copies of the document are available for viewing purposes at the Council Offices in Andover and Romsey.


How to Comment:

You can respond by sending comments in writing via email or post. Please see contact details below:

Planning Policy & Economic Development Service

Test Valley Borough Council

Beech Hurst

Weyhill Road


SP10 3AJ

Email: planningpolicy@testvalley.gov.uk

Please make sure your comments reach us by 12noon on Friday 16 December 2022.