Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

We have reviewed and updated our Statement of Community Involvement in light of Covid-19, to ensure that plan-making and public consultation can continue in an effective way. Please see the attached addendum.

Statement of Community Involvement - Covid-19

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how East Herts Council will involve the community in the preparation, alteration and review of planning policy plans and guidance. It also explains how we will involve the community in planning applications.

Community engagement is a key part of the planning system as it ensures that the Council is able to listen to the views of stakeholders and the community to inform the outcome of planning decisions. This helps local people to become directly involved in place shaping in the district. The Council wishes to involve all sectors of the community in the planning process and is committed to maximising publicity of its planning documents.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) has recently been updated and was adopted at the Council meeting on 23rd October 2019.  This replaces the Council's SCI document of 2013.

Background Documents

For further information and background, please see the following documents

How can I be kept informed?

If you would like to be informed about planning policy consultations, please register on the Council’s consultation portal or contact the planning policy team