Involving People in Planning (IPIP)

Statement of Community Involvement update 2019

The Council wants to refresh the way we involve residents and other stakeholders in planning matters and place making. We are updating our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and undertaking pre-consultation conversations before we draft the SCI document for consultation.

The updated SCI will cover three main areas and set out a range of consultation methods that will be used for the following:

  1. Planning Policy
  2. Planning Applications
  3. Neighbourhood Planning

Stages in the preparation of the updated SCI will follow;

  1. Pre engagement and consider comments received
  2. Consultation on Draft Document
  3. Consider Comments and Adoption

We are at the pre-engagement stage and we would very much like to hear your views on what should be included. Please find attached below a leaflet which covers these three main areas and details certain public engagement tools which the Council proposes to use. We welcome you to contribute to ideas and comments in formulating the document.

Please send your comments or any questions to by Friday 24 May 2019.

SCI leaflet

Statement of Community Involvement leaflet [PDF] (file size 272.22 KB)

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)