Public Consultation on draft statement of Community Involvement in Planning

Closed 1 Feb 2016

Opened 1 Dec 2015

Overview

In preparing the draft SCI, the Council recognises that public engagement and consultation are essential elements in the carrying out of its duties. It seeks to work with and involve local groups, businesses and individuals as much as possible in shaping the borough’s planned development and to ensure that everyone has an early and informed opportunity to express their views on planning issues and proposals. It also guarantees that we empower all groups in our community to participate in the preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan and its decision-making processes. The draft SCI enables all citizens and interested parties to influence the decisions being made by getting involved.

The draft SCI sets out who, how and when the Council will engage with the local community and stakeholders in exercising our planning functions. It covers how we will engage:

  • at the different stages in the preparation of our Local Development Plan (LDP)
  • at the pre-application stage for planning applications
  • during the processing of planning applications
  • at Planning Committee Stage
  • after a planning decision has been made
  • in relation to planning enforcement
  • in the preparation of supplementary planning guidance
  • in the process of designating or amending conservation areas
  • in the process of designating a Simplified Planning Zone (SPZ).

The draft SCI outlines how you can access information on development proposals in your area and how you can put forward your views on how your area develops.

Your views and comments on the draft SCI are welcomed. If you wish to make a representation you can do so in writing or by email before 5pm on Monday 1st February 2016.

Representations can be submitted in two ways:

by email to: planning@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk ; or

by post to: Development Plan Section, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Marlborough House (Floor 4), Central Way, Craigavon, BT64 1AD.

Representations should be marked as ‘SCI Consultation’ and reflect the structure of the document as far as possible with reference to paragraph numbers where relevant.

All responses received will be fully considered in the shaping of the final SCI which we will publish in early 2016.

If you have any queries in relation to this consultation document please contact us on Tel. 0300 200 7830 or email: planning@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk