Following 6 October 2021 decision of Planning Policy Committee on the approach to plan making - this report seeks agreement on the process for ensuring the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is up to date. The SCI was last updated via publication of the ‘Immediate Review Document’ in June 2020. The SCI needs to be kept up to date and forms evidence on legal compliance for plan making 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,
RESOLVED - To
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.