The SCI identifies who will be consulted, in what manner, and when the consultation will take place. The Government requires this document to ensure that communities are appropriately involved in planning for their areas.
The current SCI was adopted on 23 September 2015. It updated the previous 2008 version to reflect the council’s co-operative working practices, reduced funding, more widespread use of new technology and the internet for consultations, and provide a more environmentally sustainable service.
A draft Statement of Community Involvement was available for public comment from 27 February to 14 April 2015. Officers considered all responses received and the SCI was amended where appropriate in light of comments received.