Consultation on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2021.

South Kesteven District Council has recently reviewed the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) that was adopted in 2018. Since this date there have been a number of significant legislative and regulatory changes to the planning system which have adjusted the publicity and consultation requirements placed upon local authorities. There has also been the introduction of the COVID-19 Regulations ( Planning Update), which has made various changes to how planning consultations must be conducted in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Given this, there is a need to update the SCI to reflect these changed circumstances. 

The Revised SCI for 2021 can be found below; 

Click here to see the draft 2021 SCI Document Click here to download the response form

South Kesteven District Council are inviting comments on the revised draft SCI during a six week period between Friday 5th Februaryand Friday 19th March 2021.

The preferred ways for making comments is online using the representation form above and return it either by e-mail to or by post to the below adress; 

Postal: Planning Policy, South Kesteven District Council, Council Offices,St Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ

In light of concerns regarding Covid-19 we are encouraging people to submit their representations electronically wherever possible to help limit spread of the infection. The return of forms via email is therefore preferred.

If you require a paper copy of the response form please contact a member of the Planning Policy Team at or call 01476 406080.

Hardcopies of the document are not currently available at the Districts Council Offices and local Libraries due to Covid-19 and will only be available for inspection online on this web page. This is in line with the guidance on reviewing and updating the Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), and new legislation which has now come into force for local development documents (amending, on a temporary basis, regulations 35 and 36 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012) until 31st December 2020 (and extended to 31st December 2021). 

Please note all representations you make must be attributable to either yourself or an organisation. Unattributable comments or those made in confidence will not be accepted.  Any representation you make will be made available for public inspection.  However, in accordance with our data protection policies, any home addresses or email addresses supplied by you will be redacted, prior to publishing.

You can view SKDCs privacy notice here:

All comments should be received no later than 11:59pm on the Friday 19th March 2021


What is the Statement of Community Involvement?

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a legally required document that outlines how organisations and individuals can be involved in both the plan making process and the consideration of planning applications.

The SCI sets out the standards, methodology and arrangements on how the Council will consult and report back to those engaged in the process. It explains how people can be involved at each stage of plan making and during the consideration of planning applications. The SCI presents clear arrangements for carrying out a consultation to establish a two-way process between the community and Council. Additionally, it provides the community with opportunities to help shape their local areas, and creates a transparent, fair, and open planning process.


What the Statement of Community Involvement contains:

Previous Statements of Community Involvement

Statement of Community involvement 2018 (Archived)

Statement of Community involvement 2014 (Archived)