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Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) consultation

In line with the Council’s priority to put people at the heart of everything we do, we are updating Newham’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to ensure that local people and those that work in and with the Borough are able to engage with planning in Newham.

The new draft SCI sets out how to get involved in the preparation of local planning policy documents and how to comment on planning applications. It explains how the council will publicise matters related to planning, and helps residents understand the best routes to participating in the planning process. 

We are now asking for your views on the draft SCI, and what you think of our approach to consultation and community involvement. This is your chance to make sure the SCI meets the needs of local people. 

Once adopted the 2019 SCI will replace the previous SCI which was adopted in 2015. Key changes from the 2015 version include:
  • ​A clear overview of the planning system, to help make the planning process more accessible.
  • Reference to new systems of community involvement, such as Citizen Assemblies.
  • Promotion of new online mapping tools that have been developed to make it easier to engage with planning issues.
  • Proposals for increased use of social media.
  • Information on community-led planning (Neighbourhood Plans).​
  • ​​An explanation of the newly-established process for helping to determine the way (some) Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) money is spent. 
  • General updates that reflect the recently-adopted Newham Local Plan 2018.
  • ​​Clearer explanations of general terminology and contact details.

How to comment

This consultation is open from Friday 21 June to Sunday 4 August 2019. 

To comment, please:
The Consultation Draft SCI is also accompainied by a draft Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA):

You can then comment by:
Or by completing this consultation response form (Word)​ and emailing it to​ with the subject line ‘SCI consultation’.

Note that free internet access is available at all Newham Libraries.

Alternatively, paper copies of consultation documents will be available at all Newham libraries from 28 June.

If you would prefer to respond to the consultation by hand you can ask a member of library staff for a printed response form and either hand back to them once completed or post it to Planning Policy (W1), Newham Dockside, E16 2QU. Note that the SCI copy itself cannot be removed from the library. If you use additional blank sheets for any answers please label these with the corresponding question number.

What happens next?

Following consultation we will publish a summary of responses and finalise the SCI in light of feedback received.

Please note the closing date of Sunday 4 August, and thank you for your participation.


Infrastructure Delivery Plan

The Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) is a living document to which we invite infrastructure providers and commissioners and anyone else with relevant information to submit updates and amendments throughout the year. 

We will publish updated versions as appropriate (expected to be annual).

How to comment

Email your feedback to labelled ‘IDP’.

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