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 (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
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
Report (PDF 404 KB)
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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