Draft Statement of Community Involvement Consultation

Closed 13 Feb 2024

Opened 2 Jan 2024


A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the local planning authority (South Ribble Borough Council) will consult and notify the community, businesses and other organisations or ‘stakeholders’ about the development of their area. It also explains how people can get involved with the planning system, for both planning policy and development management functions.

We are required, under government legislation, to produce an SCI and update it every five years. This document will replace the previous SCI that was adopted by the council in December 2013. 

Why your views matter

South Ribble Borough Council recognises that it is important to provide the necessary resources and opportunities for communities and other interested parties to comment and engage throughout the planning process. Community involvement facilitates discussions and feedback that can influence decision making.

Since the lastest version of the SCI, significant changes have been made to planning legislation, regulation, and guidance. Therefore, this revised document reflects the current requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Localism Act 2011, and the National Planning Policy Framework.

As the document is for the benefit of communities and interested parties, we are seeking your views on our draft version of the updated SCI. Please feel free to express your views on any element of the document that you think could improve the statement.

Please submit your views in one of the following ways:

  • complete the online consultation survey below
  • email your comments to planningpolicy@southribble.gov.uk
  • send your comments in writing to Planning Policy, Planning and Development, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 1DH.

What happens next

Upon successful completion of the consultation, we will review the comments made and make amendments where appropriate. The updated version will then be brought back to Council for the formal adoption of the document.


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