Statement of Community Involvement


The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the local planning authority to prepare a 'Statement of Community Involvement' (SCI). Planning affects everyone in our community, however, most people only get involved in planning when it directly affects them.The SCI explains how the Council will involve local communities, businesses and other interested parties when we prepare our planning policies and determine planning applications. The current SCI was adopted in December 2011.

Since the adoption of the SCI in 2011, a number of changes have been made to the planning system and it has therefore been necessary to update the SCI to reflect these changes. The Council is now seeking views on the draft SCI. The consultation runs from Monday 27 November 2017 until 5pm Monday 22 January 2018.

View the draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).  

The Statement of Representation Procedure sets out how to respond.

Responses to the consultation can be made using the representation form and returning it via email or post. 

The Statement of Community Involvement was consulted on in early 2011. The revised Statement of Community Involvement was considered by the Planning Policy Advisory Panel (PPAP) on 28 October 2011 and was recommended to Cabinet for approval, with minor amendments (Statement of Community Involvement with Minor Amendments). On 14th December 2011 the SCI was adopted by Cabinet. The adopted Statement of Community Involvement aims to show you how and when you can become involved in the planning system and what to expect from the council when you do. The adoption statement has been made available - Cornwall Council Notice of Adoption of the SCI.

The consultation period for the original Statement of Community Involvement (consultation version) ran from Monday 7 February until Thursday 28 April 2011. The Council prepared a response report on the comments received during this consultation period, and the SCI was amended to reflect, where appropriate, the comments received.

The ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ has been discussed and approved on its journey to the adopted version at the following Committees: