Worcestershire County Council, as the County Planning Authority, is responsible for preparing planning policy to guide waste and minerals development, and for determining planning applications for minerals developments, waste management facilities, and the County Council's own developments, such as libraries, schools, roads and railway stations. The way that local communities, businesses, and interest groups are involved in these functions is governed by the Council's Statement of Community Involvement, which supports the Council's Open for Business agenda by encouraging better engagement with the planning system.
Statement of Community Involvement 2020 update
The Worcestershire Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we will involve you in the planning process. We have reviewed and updated our SCI in light of COVID-19 to ensure that plan-making and public consultation can continue in an effective way. These temporary changes are set out in the Statement of Community Involvement 2020 update document (opens in a new window).
Statement of Community Involvement Update February 2015
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the County Council seeks the involvement of various stakeholders and local communities in the planning of minerals, waste and county planning matters (such as roads and some schools) within Worcestershire. This document reflects changes in legislation and developments in the County Council's consultation practices since the previous version of the SCI was published in 2006.
Consultation on the draft Statement of Community Involvement
Between 18th June and 30th July 2014 Worcestershire County Council consulted on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement.
We received 41 representations from various stakeholders and local communities, with the majority of comments supportive of the draft. All comments have been considered and summarised in the response document available to download below. These representations informed development of the final version of the SCI.
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 they 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.