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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Our vision and strategy for community involvement in the planning process.

We want to encourage consultation and participation in planning matters in Torbay. Our vision is for an open, inclusive and responsive system. The SCI outlines the ‘Who, What, Why, When, Where and How’ of planning involvement in Torbay. 

What the SCI does 

This SCI sets out the key stages of development plan preparation. 

It highlights opportunities for consultation and engagement by: 

  • individuals 
  • communities 
  • stakeholders 

It also outlines the opportunities for local people to comment on planning applications. This follows legal requirements set out in the Planning Acts and Regulations.  

In March 2018 a minor amendment was made to the SCI. This was to reflect changes in relation to non-contentious delegated applications. 

What the Torbay SCI relates to 

The main part of the document explains the process of involvement. It shows how the results will feed into the preparation of: