Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the Council will involve and consult the public, businesses and interest groups on planning matters – this includes planning policy and the planning application process. The Council is legally obliged to comply with its SCI.

The Statement of Community Involvement was adopted by the Council’s Cabinet on 13 December 2017 following a period of public consultation. It is the fourth SCI that has been produced, with previous versions prepared in 2006, 2009 and 2013.

On 17 June 2020, the Council’s Cabinet resolved to revise the Statement of Community Involvement to add an addendum. This relates to temporary revised consultation arrangements that are to apply whilst coronavirus restrictions are in place.  The addendum is available alongside the originally approved SCI from this page.

For further information on the SCI please contact the Planning Policy team on 01264 368000 or email