Draft Revised SCI April 2016

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Copeland Borough Council is consulting on its Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement between 9.00am Monday 18th April and 5.00pm on Tuesday 31st May 2016.


The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a Local Plan document which sets out the standards the Council will use to achieve meaningful consultation through engaging, informing and involving the community, consultees, stakeholders and other interested parties in a) the preparation, alteration and review of Copeland’s Local Plan and b) the consideration of planning applications.

The Revised SCI identifies the changes in engaging with the community, including those changes in national planning policy, and looks at the influence that the Local Plan has on planning and the roles played by the Borough Council, Cumbria County Council and members of the community in connection with planning matters. Fundamentally, the revised SCI aims to set down how and when the Council will involve the local community in the planning process along with how this document will continue to be monitored and reviewed over time.

Paper copies of this document can also be viewed at the following locations:

  • Copeland Borough Council, Market Hall, Market Square, Whitehaven CA28 7JG
  • Copeland Borough Council, St. George’s Road, Millom LA18 4DD
  • Libraries across Copeland including Cleator Moor, Distington, Egremont, Frizington, Hensingham, Kells, Millom, Mirehouse, Seascale and Whitehaven Libraries. 

For details of opening times and days please visit Cumbria County Council’s website or telephone 01228 606060.

Comments and suggestions are invited between 9.00am Monday 18th April and 5.00pm on Tuesday 31st May 2016 and these can be made by using any of the following methods:

To view a copy of the original SCI 2008 please see the Statement of Community Involvement 2008 page

The Council has produced a Consultation Notice which also outlines the purpose of the consultation, how comments can be made and when they need to be made by.

If you have any queries regarding the SCI, or any other aspect of planning policy, please do not hesitate to contact the team on email address or telephone 01946 598300.

Published: 13 April 2016 - 2:22pm