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. The SCI contains;
Statement of Community Involvement 2021
The current SCI document was formally adopted by SKDC Cabinet on the 12th of October 2021 and can be found below;Click here for the adopted 2021 SCI Document
Consultation on the current statement of involvement;
Public consultation on the draft revised SCI was undertaken between the 5th of February 2021 and the 16th of March 2021. There is no requirement to consult on the SCI, however, it is good practice to do so. The council received 24 comments from various consultees, including both statutory and non-statutory. The SCI was refined, taking into account the comments made during the consultation. The key findings from the consultation have been presented in the Consutlation Summary Statement which can be found below;