South Kesteven District Council has recently reviewed the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) that was adopted in 2014. 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. Given this, the SCI has been updated to reflect these changed circumstances.
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 standards, a 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:
View the Document here.Statement of Community Involvement 2018