Issue details

Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out the Council’s approach to consulting the local community and other stakeholders on planning matters. The production of a SCI is a requirement of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, and should explain how the Council will engage local communities and other interested parties in producing their Local Plan and determining planning applications. It is a legal requirement that any consultation on Local Plans is undertaken in accordance with the adopted SCI. In 2017 EBC adopted the current SCI.

Due to changes in legislation in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, the Council is legally required to include a policy of advice and assistance in Neighbourhood Planning in the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). Therefore the SCI needs to be updated.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/08/2018

Decision due: 24 Oct 2018 by Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision due: 20 Feb 2019 by Eastbourne Borough Council Full Council

Lead member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Lead director: Director of Regeneration and Planning

Department: Regeneration and Planning

Contact: Matt Hitchen, Senior Planning Policy Officer Email: Tel: (01323) 415253 Gerda Zijm, Planning Policy Officer Email: Tel: 01273 085870.

Consultation process

Consultation with the Local Plan Steering Group. Public consultation has previously been undertaken to earlier versions of the SCI.

Making Representations: Not applicable


Agenda items


  • Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement