Statement of Community Involvement

The SCI explains how the public can become involved in the planning process.

COVID-19 Update (May 2020)

Further to recent Government guidance on consultation and the restrictions placed on the Council by social distancing requirements the Statement of Community Involvement has been updated to take this into account. It sets out that some traditional methods of consultation will not be appropriate for the foreseeable time and that other methods of engagement will be investigated and employed. The updated SCI can be found below.

COVID-19 Update (April 2020)

In response to the Coronavirus situation and in seeking to fulfil its role as local planning authority, the Council may employ practices different to those set out within the Statement of Community Involvement for an interim period. At all times the approach will seek to balance participation and engagement within the various elements of the planning system alongside the need to continue to be able to make robust decisions in a timely manner.

March 2019

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) has been updated and adopted. Please see the download section.

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England provides a free, independent and professional planning advice service to communities and individuals who cannot afford professional fees. Yorkshire Planning Aid is part of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a Registered Charity. The organisation may be able to assist groups and individuals who would like support and advice in order to get involved in the consultation process. Contact the Planning Advice Helpline on 0330 123 9244 or Email or post to The Royal Town Planning Institute, 41 Botolph Lane, London, EC3R 8DL.

In addition, the organisation also provides a Community/Neighbourhood Planning service which helps groups and individuals to understand the planning system and influence what happens in their neighbourhood, village or town.