Decision details

Statement of Community Involvement Update

Decision Maker: Planning Policy Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following 6 October decision of Planning Policy Committee on the approach to pan making - this report seeks member agreement on the need for further updates to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which was last updated via immediate review in June 2020 (as part of the covid_19 temporary dispensation for depositing hard copy documents i.e. regulation 35 of the Town & Country Planning (England) (Plan Making Regulations) 2012). The SCI needs to be kept up to date and forms evidence on legal compliance which is tested at Local Plan examination.


Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Planning Policy Team Leader presented the report which sought agreement on the process for ensuring the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was up to date, following the decision of the Committee on 6 October 2021 on its approach to plan making [Minute 338]. It was explained that the SCI was last updated via publication of the ‘Immediate Review Document’ in June 2020 and needed to be kept up to date as it formed evidence on legal compliance for plan making which was tested at Local Plan examination.


The recommendations were then proposed by Councillor Hughes and seconded by Councillor Lury. By unanimous vote,


The Committee




1.    Note that the use of the ‘Interim Review Document’ will have ceased on 31 December 2021 and unless the legislation is amended to allow for an extension of the temporary consultation measures, the SCI reverts to the SCI 2018 – 2021 published in November 2018 for plan making and Development Management purposes;


2.    Agree that the SCI is currently up to date and only requires that minor typographical and clarification amendments be made and that such minor amendments can be made through officer delegated arrangements in future.

Report author: Kevin Owen

Publication date: 08/02/2022

Date of decision: 25/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2022 - Planning Policy Committee

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