Statement of Community Involvement Consultation

Closes 22 Mar 2021

Opened 16 Feb 2021

Overview

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Involving local people in the planning process

The purpose of a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is to explain how we will involve local communities at each stage of the planning process. Creating and publishing an SCI is a legal requirement for all planning authorities.

Why do we need the SCI?

We recognise that planning affects people’s daily lives, as the decisions we make shape the places we live and work in. As a result, we want to involve communities as early in the process as possible.

How the SCI works

The SCI is relevant to anyone who lives, works, or does business in Buckinghamshire. It sets out when, how, and for what reasons you can participate in planning processes or issues. It is divided into sections that include:

  • Planning for the future of Buckinghamshire
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Planning new development
  • Dealing with unauthorised development

Draft SCI document

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How to take part in the consultation 

Please submit your views to us in one of the following ways:

  • complete the online consultation survey below
  • email us on planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
  • write to us at Buckinghamshire Council, Planning Policy, SCI Consultation, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. HP6 5AW

If you want a printed copy of the SCI document and survey, or need it in in any other format, please phone us on 0300 131 6000 or email us on planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.

What happens next

We will review all responses to the consultation and update the SCI as appropriate. We will then submit a report to Council Cabinet for formal adoption in early summer 2021.  

Privacy

We will use the information you provide here only for the purpose of this consultation. We will store the information securely, in line with data protection laws. Planning law states that we must make responses available for public inspection, but we will not share or publish any personal details. Please read our Privacy statement for more information.

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