The statement of community involvement sets out how planning services intends to involve the local community in planning issues, including:

  • who will be consulted
  • when involvement should take place
  • which methods will be used.

Its purpose is to ensure active and continuous community participation in the planning process, whilst also making sure that the best decisions are made.

This is the planning authorities updated statement of community involvement which was adopted by council on 14 April 2022: