Consultation on the Statement of Community Involvement

Closed 3 Apr 2023

Opened 20 Feb 2023


The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a statutory document, where we set out how we will engage with the public and affected communities on planning applications and prepare policy documents, including our Local Plan.

Why is this happening?

We are required by Government to produce an SCI. This document will replace the previous SCI that was adopted by the Council in 2006 and incorporate previous addendums from 2020 and 2022 which relate to plan making and design review panels.

The new SCI also considers changes to the planning system through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and any changes to legislation.

We are seeking your reviews on the draft document. Please feel free to comment on anything you may think may help us improve the document overall.

Why your views matter

The SCI outlines how the Council will involve local residents, businesses and other stakeholders in carrying out planning decisions.

The SCI also outlines the importance of pre-application engagement being undertaken by developers at the earliest possible stage of the design development. This will allow communities to have a meaningful role in shaping their places and allows developers to benefit from local knowledge.

At the end of the consultation period, and after reviewing all comments made by the public, a final SCI will be reported to Mayor and Cabinet to decide on formal approval.  

Have your say

To comment on the draft SCI you can:

  • Fill in the following survey questions
  • E-mail:
  • Write to: Strategic Planning Team, 4th floor, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RX.

The consultation is open from 20 February 2023 to 3 April 2023. Please submit any comments to us at

The following documents are available to download at the bottom of the page

  • Draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)
  • Annex to Draft Statement of Community Involvement - Amenity Societies


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