Date Published: 17 July 2020
Rutland County Council is thanking residents who provided feedback on changes to its Statement of Community Involvement, after informal consultation around the document drew to a close on Friday 17 July.
Rutland’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the County Council will engage with local communities when carrying out its planning duties.
There is no legal requirement for Planning Authorities to consult on SCIs. However, Rutland County Council made a commitment to publish its draft SCI and invite feedback from local communities over a four-week period, starting on 19 June.
All of the feedback gathered as part of the consultation will now be reviewed. A revised draft of the SCI will then be discussed by the Council’s Growth, Infrastructure and Resources (GIR) Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 13 August, followed by Cabinet on Tuesday 18 August.
The date for Rutland’s next GIR Scrutiny meeting had previously been set as 29 July. This has been adjusted to allow Planning Officers time to review and consider further changes to national planning law, announced by the government on 16 July.
"We’ve had a strong response to our consultation on Rutland’s draft SCI. We’re grateful to everyone who took the time to give us their feedback and will shortly begin the job of reviewing all the comments that have been received. A further draft SCI will follow, next month, before the document is finalised and put into practice.”
Councillor Gordon Brown, Cabinet Member for Planning
For more information about the Statement of Community Involvement, please visit our SCI page.