Friday, 15 August 2014

Have your say on how planning consultation works

South Glos Council has to produce something called a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). This sets out how local people are involved in preparing planning documents and how they are consulted on planning applications.

The first SCI was adopted in May 2008, since when both laws and the council's internal processes have changed. The council now needs to update its SCI to reflect this and wants to hear your views.

The Draft SCI is available to view at

Printed copies of the Draft SCI 2014 are available for inspection, 8.45am - 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursdays and Fridays, at the Council’s One-Stop Shops, including the Yate one (Kennedy Way, BS37 4DQ - access via West Walk). Electronic versions of the SCI can be viewed at all South Gloucestershire libraries (

Comments can be made by email to or by letter to Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, Environment and Community Services Department, PO Box 299, Civic Centre, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 0DR. If possible, indicate the page number and section number to which your comments refer. Please note that the responses received, including personal details, cannot be kept confidential. If you would like to be notified when the SCI is adopted, please say.

The deadline for comments is 5pm on 13th October 2014. All the responses will be taken into consideration in preparing the final version, which will be presented to the Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee for adoption in early 2015.

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