Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2018

Ended on the 27 April 2018
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4. Why should I / my community get involved?

4.1 The Planning process seeks to promote sustainable development through managing, guiding and facilitating the building of new homes, economic growth and investment, leisure and recreation facilities, retail and provision of new infrastructure. The principal purpose of the planning system is to ensure that new development meets the social and economic needs of our communities whilst at the same time protecting the natural and built environment.

4.2 Planning has a direct impact on the daily lives of residents and the business community therefore it is very important that development proposals are transparent and that you have the opportunity to have a say in the planning decisions that are made by the Council. The public has a right to get involved and the only way that the Council will understand what people's views are if they are told by the public.

4.3 There are different aspects of the Planning system that people can get involved with such as, Planning Policy Documents, Planning Applications as well as Neighbourhood Planning. This SCI is designed to assist you with the different aspects of the planning system and provide you with information about how and when you can get involved.

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