Statement of Community Involvement revision 2019

North Somerset Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was first adopted in 2007 and revised in 2015.

The SCI sets out how the Council will involve people in the preparation of planning policy documents such as the local plan, supplementary planning documents like the residential design guides and planning applications.

Recent changes in procedure and legislation mean that the SCI has become out of date in a number of respects. A small number of changes are therefore proposed to aid clarity, update references and in the case of section 3 on planning applications  make a number of revisions in relation to consultation procedures.

The consultation closed at noon on Tuesday 16 July.

A table of proposed changes is available to view  in the Consultation Documents section below as is a complete annotated version of the SCI document itself.

Comments were received by email as well as online. A table of comments received can be viewed here.

If you have any questions about the consultation please contact Celia Dring on 01934 426 244


  • Opened
    4 Jun 2019 at 14:00
  • Closed
    16 Jul 2019 at 16:00


Organisational Information

Contact Name Celia Dring
Job title Principle Planning Policy Officer
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426244

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To obtain views on proposed changes to the adopted Statement of Community Involvement to bring it up to date with current regulations and practice.
Close Date 16 Jul 2019 16:00
Consultation Topic
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Your council - councillors and committees, council tax or strategies
Context for this consultation The current SCI requires revision to take account of changes in planning regulations and practices since it's adoption in 2015.