Statement of Community Involvement
What is a Statement of Community Involvement?
A Statement of Community Involvement is a written statement
which sets out the level and nature of
consultation that has been undertaken with the community in the
formulation of a development
proposal prior to the submission of a planning application.
When is a Statement of Community Involvement
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate appropriate
community engagement has been
undertaken in the formulation of the development proposals prior to
the submitting their scheme for
the following types of application:-
- when the proposal is judged by the case officer to be locally
significant (see definition below), or
- an application is classified as a departure from the
Development Plan, or
- the proposal falls into the definition of a major application
(see definition below).
Major Development: - Major developments are defined as
residential applications for 10 or more
dwellings, or residential sites greater 0.5ha. For all other uses,
the definition is a floor space of
1,000m2 or more, or sites over 1.0ha.
Locally significant - A proposal which in the opinion of the
Case Officer would alter the overall
character of the locality in which it is to be developed either by
nature of its scale, visibility or by
the nature of its use, or could set a damaging precedent.