Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

We recently consulted on some minor changes to the Statement of Community Involvement in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing measures.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is the Council's commitment to consulting the community on planning issues. The SCI describes how the public, businesses and interest groups can get involved in the creation of local planning policy and in making decisions on planning applications.

The preparation of an SCI is a legal requirement and the Council must comply with its SCI once it has been adopted. The current version of the SCI was adopted by Surrey Heath Borough Council's Executive on the 11th July 2017 (see the link for the SCI below).

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and associated government legislation and guidance on social contact means that the way in which some forms of consultation are carried out may need to be more flexible.  Local authorities have been advised by Government to review their SCI’s in order to reflect current Covid 19 issues. 


The Council invited comments about minor changes to the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic and social distancing measures from Friday 26th June untl Friday 24th July 2020.

Although the Consultation has now closed, the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) documents is available to view under the Consultation Documents menu in downloadable PDF format.

Next Steps:

The Council will now consider all representations made during the Consultation and will publish a consultation statement which will document all of the issues raised and the Council's response to these. Any neccesary amendments will be made to update the Statement of Community Involvement prior to its adoption.

Contact Information



  • Opened
    26 Jun 2020 at 07:00
  • Closed
    24 Jul 2020 at 23:59

Consultation Documents