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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how East Herts Council will involve the community in the preparation, alteration and review of planning policy, plans and decisions.

The Council is consulting on a revised draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to reflect recent changes to planning regulations, including a requirement to review the SCI every five years.

Community engagement is a key part of the planning system as it ensures that the Council is able to listen to the views of stakeholders and the community to inform the outcome of planning decisions. This helps local people to become directly involved in place shaping in the district. The Council wishes to involve all sectors of the community in the planning process and is committed to maximising publicity of its planning documents. The draft SCI can be viewed here: Statement of Community Involvement Consultation Draft June 2019 [1MB]

Consultation - have your say

This is your opportunity to comment on the draft Statement of Community Involvement. The Council is consulting for 6 weeks from Thursday 20 June until 5pm on Thursday 1 August 2019. To view and make comments please visit the Council's Consultation Portal.

Alternatively you can download a comment form [1MB] and return it by email to or by post to: Planning Policy, East Herts Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, SG13 8EQ.

Paper copies of the consultation documents will be available to view during normal office hours at the East Herts Council Offices in Hertford and Bishop's Stortford, the town councils and in local libraries. A full list of locations is set out in the Statement of Availability [322KB] .

Next Steps

Following the consultation, the comments received will be considered and any necessary changes will be made to the Statement of Community Involvement. The final statement will then be considered by the Council for adoption in Autumn 2019. Once adopted, the revised SCI will replace the current SCI, adopted in 2013: Statement of Community Involvement [3MB]