We are asking for comments on the draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which sets out how we aim to engage with and involve our communities in respect of planning applications and planning policy. We are committed to working in a clear and transparent way and are keen to assist anyone who may wish to get involved in the planning process.
We previously adopted the SCI in 2016 and this updated document will replace that version. Once adopted we must comply with the new SCI in preparing any plan-making document or when determining a planning application.
The draft SCI is subject to public consultation for a six-week period from Thursday 27 February to 5pm on Thursday 9 April 2020.
A hard copy is also available to view and in alternative formats (for example large print, Braille, audio, email, Easy Read and alternative languages) on request, at the Vale of White Horse District Council office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays.
The draft SCI document is also available to view at the following local libraries, who can provide free access to the online documents:
- Abingdon Library
- Botley Library
- Didcot Library
- Faringdon Library
- Grove Library
- Kennington Library
- Wantage Library
- Westgate Library, Oxford
You can find the addresses for the above libraries using this link to the county council website.
How to comment
To give your views on the draft Statement of Community Involvement we encourage you to use the online survey https://survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/ValeSCI_2020/?m=44424566naklu
This link is uniquely tied to this survey and to your email address. If you would like to forward this message to any interested parties please refer them to our website where there is a public link to the survey.
Responses can also be made:
- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- via post to Planning Policy, Vale of White Horse District Council, 135 Milton Park, Milton, Abingdon, OX14 4SB.
If you are responding as an individual, you are not required to provide your name or contact details. Any personal information you provide to the council within your comments that could identify you will not be published in the summary report. If you are responding on behalf of an organisation or agent, we ask you to provide its name – the summary report will include this information. Further information on data protection is available in our general consultations privacy statement.
After the consultation period ends, we will consider your comments and make appropriate changes to the SCI before we adopt it. Once adopted, the revised SCI, along with a feedback summary report, will be published on our website.