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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

‚ÄčThe Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a policy which sets out:

  • How you can get involved in local planning decisions and planning applications.
  • Our consultation procedures, such as when we'll have them, how long for and how we'll promote them.
  • Who we'll engage and involve in making planning decisions. For example residents, businesses and organisations.
  • How we'll give you feedback on the results of any consultations.

Update to the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

We're proposing an update to our 2019 Statement of Community Involvement. The update reflects changes to guidance including requirements for social distancing.

If you've any comments or feedback on the update we're making to the SCI, we'd love to hear them. You can tell us what you think through the consultation which is open from Monday, 13th July 2020 to midnight, Monday, 24th August 2020.

How can I view the Statement of Community Involvement?

The current Statement of Community Involvement was adopted in October 2019 after a formal consultation.

You can download or purchase a printed copy of the SCI. Please contact us using the contact details on this page for if you wish to purchase a copy.

Download the Statement of Community Involvement (793kb pdf)

View the statement of adoption for the SCI, March 2016 (133kb pdf)

How can I have a say on local planning decisions?

To have your say on local planning decisions, you can:

Why do we have a Statement of Community Involvement?

We think involving you and other key members of the community is essential for developing useful planning policies and making effective planning decisions.

To do this, we need to find ways of engaging with so you can provide feedback about proposals. Through you feedback we can better shape developments that affect you as well as minimise or mitigate any negative impacts.

The Statement of Community Involvement allows us to plan how we'll do this and assess how effective we've been in engaging you and other borough residents.


01706 924252

Phone: Monday-Friday 9.15am-5.15pm.

Strategic Planning
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU