The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director Enterprise, Community and Resources, which provided an update on the review of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), a town planning process document. The SCI set out how Councils would engage local communities and other interested parties in producing their Local Plan and determining planning applications.
As with other Local Development Documents, Government required that SCI’s should be reviewed, at least every 5 years and the last SCI was adopted in 2013. The SCI would also be updated to include a number of legislative changes to the way that planning documents were prepared.
The Board discussed and received clarification on how Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by a qualifying body and submitted for approval.
RESOLVED: That the Board approve submission of the SCI to Executive Board for adoption.