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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Strategic Planning

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The Planning Unit have two areas of legislation/policy which are used to inform any consultation that is being planned. These are:
  • The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which was adopted by the County Council in November 2006 and forms part of the Minerals and Development Framework for the County Council.
  • Under the Local Government & Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, new legislation has come out. The Duty to Involve legislation came into force on 1 April 2009. It requires local authorities to inform, consult and involve communities in local decision-making as a matter of course.

Statement of Community Involvement

Statement of Community Involvement front CoverThe Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) forms part of the Council's Minerals and Waste Development Framework.

It sets out the County Council's policy for involving the community in the preparation of minerals and waste planning documents and for consulting on planning applications. It was adopted in November 2006.

Inspectors Report

The County Council submitted the SCI to the Secretary of State for independent examination in January 2006 and undertook 6 weeks of formal consultation. The County Council received 56 representations, during this time and these were forwarded on to the Planning Inspector.

On the 31st of August 2006 the County Council received the Planning Inspector's report, which, subject to some minor alterations, concluded the SCI was sound. The results of the independent examination and a summary of the comments received during the 6 week consultation periods are available within the Inspectors Report (PDF 404 KB)

Inclusive Communities

right arrow maroon Faith in the future of Worcestershire (PDF 1.2 MB)

As part of our role to strengthen community involvement in the Planning system and to bring together faith groups and interested parties to discuss how faith groups could have their say in shaping the future of Worcestershire.

Worcestershire County Council hosted the Faith in the future of Worcestershire Conference in November 2009.

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This page was last reviewed 29 July 2013 at 11:35.
The page is next due for review 25 January 2015.