Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a code of practice that shows how and when we will involve different groups, organisations and our communities when we produce our planning documents, including our Local Plan.  It also sets out how we will involve people when we assess and decide on planning applications for development.

We are required under legislation to produce an SCI.  This document must be used when we prepare and consult on our planning documents, and will help the council to decide on planning applications for development.

Why are we updating our Statement of Community Involvement?

We last updated the SCI in December 2009.  Since then, the government has introduced further changes to the planning system through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). 

This SCI reflect the Government's latest planning policy guidance and changes to legislation.  It sets out how we wish to engage the community who can influence new planning policy documents and the ways to comment upon planning applications for development.

Statement of Community Involvement Consultation 

The Statement of Community Involvement Consultation closed on Wednesday 14 September 2016 (5pm)

The Council received a total of 5 representations.

All responses to the consultation can be viewed on the online consultation portal 

The SCI document comprises three parts: 

Part 1 - Getting Involved in Shaping our Future

  • This sets out the council's overall approach to community engagement and involvement in the planning process

Part 2 - Getting Involved in the Preparation of the Local Plan and Planning Policy 

  • This provides information on how to get involved with and influence the council as it prepares its Local Plan and other planning policy documents

Part 3 - Getting Involved in Planning Applications

  • This provides information on how to become involved with planning applications

Our Consultation documents consist of:

Draft Vale of White Horse Statement of Community Involvement

Supporting documents 



Last reviewed: 29 - 09 - 2016

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