Involving People in Planning (IPIP)

Statement of Community Involvement update 2019

We want to involve more residents, businesses, community groups, and other stakeholders on planning matters. From the 30 September to the 11 November 2019 we consulted on a Draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The draft SCI sets out principles of engagement, consultation techniques and details of how residents and stakeholders can get involved in all aspects of planning. It seeks to make it quicker, easier and more accessible to have your say in the planning process.

The full consultation document can be found on the Planning Policy Consultations page. A summary is available below.

The final SCI will be adopted in early 2020 and will be available from this page alongside the Response schedule.

Draft Statement of Community Involvement Summary

​Details on the preliminary consultation which ran from March 2019 – May 2019 for the SCI can be found below.

You can also view our Response Schedule from the preliminary consultation stage which helped us to draft the consultation document below:

Final Response Schedule

The Council aslo consulted last year on its ‘Charter for Public Participation’.
The Charter is wider than just planning and is about making it easy for people to get involved in Council decision-making. Further details can be found on the Charter for Public Participation page

At the preliminary consultation stage, a leaflet was prepared to gather people’s views on what should be included. Please find below the leaflet which covers these three main areas and details certain public engagement tools which the Council proposes to use.


SCI leaflet

Statement of Community Involvement leaflet

The current Statement of Community Involvement document titled IPIP is detailed below.

Involving People in Planning (IPIP) is a document that sets out how people can engage with the planning system, including planning applications, planning policy and neighbourhood plans.

The IPIP replaces the previous Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) in Planning which was approved in 2007. The adoption of IPIP took place by a key decision in December 2013.

Involving People in Planning [PDF] (file size 808Kb)