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.

We consulted on an update to the SCI in 2019. We have produced a consultation report setting out the comments received and how the council considered these in revising the SCI.

The current version of the SCI has been updated to take account of the restrictions introduced through public health measures to address coronavirus (COVID-19). We will review these amendments when there have been further updates to public health measures.