Issue - meetings

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Meeting: 18/06/2013 - Cabinet (Item 47)

47 Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of Elizabeth Gould, Executive Member for Planning & Environmental Services and Mark Kiddle-Morris, Executive Member for Assets & Strategic Development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Assets & Strategic Development presented the report that asked Members to consider and agree the revised Statement of Community Involvement and recommend the document to Council for adoption.  It was noted that the Overview & Scrutiny Commission had been content with the document and had not recommended any changes.

 

Option 1

 

To approve the SCI at Appendix B of the report including the changes made as a result of the consultation.

 

Option 2

 

To approve the SCI at Appendix B of the report including the changes made as a result of the consultation and any additional changes from Council.

 

Option 3

 

Not to approve the SCI at Appendix B of the report and further amendments and reconsideration be requested.

 

Reasons

 

The SCI met the requirements of the regulations, and reflected existing practices as well as setting out clearly how the Council would engage with communities and stakeholders on development management decisions and planning policy.  The SCI had been set out in a logical manner with the use of plain English to make it accessible.

 

Should Members approve one of the alternative options listed, this would result in the need for an alternative timetable for the adoption of this document.

 

RECOMMEND to Council that Option 1 of the report be endorsed and the Statement of Community Involvement (2013) including changes made as a result of the public consultation as a Council document be approved (this replaced the current SCI (2006) which would then be defunct).