Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2022

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Have your say on a new draft Statement of Community Involvement

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council (EEBC) would to invite you to give your views on a new draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which is due to replace the current 2019 version.

The purpose of the SCI is to explain how people and groups can get involved in the creation of local planning policy, neighbourhood planning and the planning application decision making process.

The SCI has been updated to provide more information about how people and organisations can get involved in the development of planning policy documents at specific (statutory) stages of their development. The Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan for the borough and we are at the evidence gathering stage.  
 
The core changes to the document are that it has been restructured with greater use of tables to demonstrate how people can get involved at different stages of the plan making process. In addition, the document has been amended to reflect changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations, which have removed the need to consult on a Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule.

The Chapter of the SCI that relates to planning applications has been amended so that it focuses on when individuals / organisations can engage in the planning application process, notably during the statutory consultation period. The document also clarifies how the council will publicise planning applications to satisfy legislative requirements and addresses some contradictions within the current document.

The consultation will end at 11:59pm on 4 July 2022.

We look forward to your input. For further information please see please contact Localplan@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

 

Timeline

  • Opened
    6 Jun 2022 at 00:00
  • Closes
    4 Jul 2022 at 23:59

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