Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we will consult and involve others in planning matters in New Forest (outside the National Park).

The SCI only relates to Planning and is a statutory document which sets out the consultation and engagement methods that we will use to involve interested residents, groups, organisations, businesses and other representatives and individuals in the planning process. It explains who will be consulted, when and how. The document describes how we will involve the community and stakeholders in the preparation and review of planning policy documents and the consideration of planning applications.

The SCI covers:

You can download the SCI below.

Icon for pdf Statement of Community Involvement [586.11KB]

We have published a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for public consultation from Wednesday 8 July 2020 - Friday 21 August 2020. You can view the document on the link below:

View the consultation version of the SCI.

The changes between the currently adopted document and this revised one are highlighted in red.

If adopted, this revised version will replace the previous SCI adopted in 2015.

Comments made on the revised document during the public consultation period will be taken into account when finalising the SCI. The final document will be considered by the Council's Cabinet for adoption.

All comments should be e-mailed to, or sent to the Policy and Plans Team, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7PA to be received no later than Friday 21 August 2020 (please include your full name and address, and give details of which parts of the document your comments relate to).

if you have any queries contact the Policy team using the email address above or phone 023 8028 5345.

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