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 Council has revised the SCI that was originally adopted in 2007 in 2013. Since the update in 2013, the Council has updated the Publicity Requirements for Planning Applications and Prior Notification Guidance in May 2014. Therefore this guidance should be consulted upon in addition to the SCI where paragraphs 5.13 and Appendix 3 are superseded. The SCI will be updated so that it is in accordance with this guidance.