Statement of Community Involvement

Wyre Forest District Council would like to involve communities and stakeholders in the planning process.

The Statement of Community Involvement for Wyre Forest District Council, or SCI, is the document which sets out how the Council will engage communities and organisations on planning issues across the district. The document includes information on how the Council will seek to involve people in the plan-making process and in the determination of individual planning applications.

The District Council’s first SCI was adopted in May 2006 and following changes to the legislation governing the preparation of planning policy, and the introduction of Neighbourhood Planning, the District Council adopted a Revised SCI in February 2013.

View the Revised SCI (8,758K)

View the Summary Leaflet  (4,152K)

View the Summary of Representations Received (61K)

Update July 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic hard copy documents cannot be held at the deposit locations as specified in the Statement of Community Involvement (2013). The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 has amended the existing 2012 regulations.

The amendments to the 2012 regulations has removed the requirement on local planning authorities to make hard copy documents available for public inspection at the authority's principal office or other places the authority considers appropriate. The amendments to the regulations will apply from 16 July to 31 December 2020.

All the documents will be made available online on the Council's website.

Update December 2020

The Local Planning, Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings etc. (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 has been further amended to extend the current temporary measures to 31 December 2021.

This includes local planning and spatial development strategies, and temporary development management measures due to expire in December this year. This  allows councils to continue to make relevant planning documents available online rather than being required to provide hard copies. The new regulations come into force on 24 December 2020.