Statement of Community Involvement
The Council’s Statement of Community Involvement sets out the Council’s approach to consultation and public participation when local plans or supplementary planning documents are prepared and planning applications considered. The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted by Mid Devon District Council on 26 August 2020. It replaces the SCI adopted in 2016.
Temporary amendments due to Covid-19 and restrictions on movement and gatherings.
The country is currently facing the unprecedented challenge arising from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and a national emergency has been declared. In order to combat the spread of the virus limitations are in place to reduce physical contact, movements and gatherings. Accordingly, the Council has introduced some temporary amendments to the SCI. These are necessary to reflect the requirements of recent temporary regulations and the Government’s recent guidance for Covid-19 and plan-making and decision-taking.
It is intended that the temporary amendments will remain in place until 31st December 2020, but shall be kept under review and requirements of the Statement of Community Involvement that have been removed may be re-introduced sooner should Government advice change or the regulations be amended in terms of restrictions on the movement of people and gatherings.
If you have an enquiry about community involvement in the planning process or would like to be added to the consultation database, please feel free to talk to any officer in the Forward Planning team on 07815 803758 or 07967 179669.