Have your say on Vale of White Horse District Council’s consultation procedures for planning matters

Released on February 27, 2020

Vale of White Horse District Council is committed to working in a clear and transparent way and is keen to assist anyone who may wish to get involved in the planning process. 

The council is inviting people to make comments on a draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) on how it gathers feedback from the public, businesses and other organisations on its planning consultations. 

The SCI forms part of the council’s official Development Plan and sets out how communities will be able to influence new planning policy documents such as the Local Plan. It also sets out the ways in which the public can comment on planning applications for development.

Cllr Catherine Webber, Cabinet Member for Planning at the Vale, said: “It’s a fundamental part of all our planning processes that the public are able to get involved. Our Statement of Community Involvement sets out our commitment to involving our communities in developing new planning policies, and in making decisions on planning applications, and so it’s really important we get public feedback now to make sure we’re doing it right.”

The consultation will run from Thursday 27 February 2020 until 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2020.

For more information and to find out how to respond, please visit the council website at: http://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/statement-community-involvement