What is the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)?
Community involvement is an integral part of the planning process. Following the introduction of the Planning Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 each Council is required to publish a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to show how people can become involved in the planning process.
The Benefits of Community Involvement
The Council’s approach to community involvement aims to provide:
- The opportunity to comment on proposals at an early stage
- Increased opportunity to make representations on proposals
- Fair, transparent and proportionate consultation appropriate to the scale of proposals
- Access to clear and timely information with documents available in various formats where requested
For convenience a Summary on the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) outlines how to get involved in the Planning process.