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Statement of Community Involvement

Important Information

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The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out East Staffordshire Borough Council's policy for involving communities when the Council are preparing the Local Plan, revising associated planning documents such as Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and considering applications for planning permission.

The aim of the SCI is to get more people involved in planning as part of planning applications, at an early stage, so they can have a more meaningful input into planning decisions.

The SCI was originally adopted in 2007, and revised in 2013. A revised SCI (October 2020) was adopted by East Staffordshire Borough Council on 28th November 2020. The document and the associated adoption statement can be viewed below.

Key documents

Revised Statement of Community Involvement (October 2020) and Adoption Statement

Statement of Community Involvement 2013

Statement of Community Involvement 2007