Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for Gloucestershire
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for Gloucestershire is a statutory planning document that sets out the consultation and engagement methods used by the County Council in preparing plans and determining planning applications. It explains who, when and how residents, interest groups, organisations, businesses and other representatives will be involved.
All local planning authorities must keep their SCI’s up-to-date. A review should be carried out every five years. The current adopted SCI for Gloucestershire was a review of an original document that was completed in 2005. The review was adopted by the County Council in 2013.
Consultation on the Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire | 2nd Review
The County Council has carried out a 2nd review of the current adopted SCI for Gloucestershire. This has resulted in the preparation of a draft revised SCI document. A consultation on the draft revised SCI document is happening between Monday 7 October and Friday 6 December 2019.
How can I view the consultation?
The draft revised SCI document can be downloaded here: Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire | 2nd Review
Hard copies of the consultation document can also be viewed during normal office hours at:
- The County Council Main Reception at Shire Hall, off Westgate Street, Gloucester; GL1 2TG
- Main Borough, City and District Council offices in Gloucestershire
- Gloucestershire’s public libraries
How can I comment?
If you have any comments to make on the draft revised SCI document these should be made online using ‘Consult: Gloucestershire’.
The consultation can be accessed at: - https://gloucestershire-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/planning/sci/sci_2nd_review/sci_2nd_review
Comments can also be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, postal representations can also be submitted to:
‘Statement of Community Involvement consultation 2019’
Minerals & Waste Policy
Gloucestershire County Council
Gloucester, GL1 2TH
However, all representations outside of the ‘Consult: Gloucestershire’ system must include all of the following information:
- Who is responsible for the representation? (e.g. an individual’s name, on behalf of an organisation or an agent on behalf of a client);
- The postal address of a respondent and/or contact e-mail address; and
- Which part/paragraph of the draft revised SCI document does your representation relate.
What happens next?
All comments received during the consultation period will be carefully considered during the remainder of 2019 and may be incorporated into a final version of the revised SCI document. Before the revised SCI document can come in force it will need to be formally adopted by the County Council.