Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is part of the planning framework for the borough and sets out how we will consult with the community when we prepare planning documents and consider major planning applications. 

What is the Statement of Community Involvement?

Our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) details how we will encourage the public to get involved in the planning process - ranging from sending out leaflets, putting adverts in the local newspapers, inviting people to meetings or holding local exhibitions in all parts of the borough.

The SCI sets out how we will consult people on the local plan, and on other policy documents.

It also sets out how we will consult with you when there is a proposed development near where you live. We usually send letters to residents who live immediately next door to a proposed development, but occasionally we will send letters to more people if we think there is a wider interest in the scheme. For applications that propose large developments, or those in conservation areas or affecting a listed building we will place adverts in the local newspapers and put notices around the site.

Adopted SCI

The latest version of the SCI was adopted by full council on 22 November 2017.

Adopted Statement of Community Involvement, November 2017

SCI 2020 Update

We have been encouraged by Government to review our current approaches to ensure they reflect the current Covid19 restrictions and any similar circumstances that may arise in the future.  We have also taken the opportunity to further simplify the content and format of the document.  

Whilst we are no longer required to consult on proposed revisions to SCIs, we would still appreciate feedback on this amended draft.  

If you wish to make any comments on the revised document, please email admin.planning@hertsmere.gov.uk or send them by post to The Planning Department, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA. Please make sure they reach us by 25 August 2020 so that we can include them in the report we will prepare for Members to consider and agree the new SCI for publication.