The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) explains how we will involve the community in the preparation of local planning policy documents.

It also explains how we consult on planning applications, including the standards expected from developers with major proposals.

The latest SCI approved by Cabinet in December 2018 contains a number of revisions, including how we support local groups preparing neighbourhood plans.

The consultation on the 2018 SCI closed at the end of February. We are currently reviewing comments received after which we will publish the new SCI to this webpage.