Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

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.


The Council is seeking comments on a revised draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

This revised SCI includes new detail on the support that the Council will give those communities preparing neighbourhood plans, some amendments to reflect changes to data protection laws and other changes for clarification.

Once adopted, the revised SCI will replace the current 2017 version of the SCI.

How to get involved

The draft SCI can be viewed from the following link: Statement of Community Involvement, revised draft 2019

Hard copies of the draft SCI are available to view during the consultation period at Surrey Heath House and any library or Parish Council within Surrey Heath Borough.

Please respond to this consultation using the online comments form available at the following link: Comments Form

Alternatively, comments can also be received by email to:

Or by post to:

Planning Policy
Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath House
Knoll Road
GU15 3HD
When making comments, please identify which part of the SCI you are commenting on and if applicable, any change you would like to see.

The draft SCI is available for comment from Tuesday 5th November until 5 pm on Tuesday 17th December 2019.

What happens next?

Following the consultation, all comments will be taken into consideration prior to formal adoption of the SCI.


  • Opened
    5 Nov 2019 at 07:00
  • Closes
    17 Dec 2019 at 17:00