RDC Statement of Community Involvement Consultation


Statement of Community Involvement Consultation

Statement of Community Involvement Addendums open for public consultation for six weeks

What is a Statement of Community Involvement?
A Statement of Community Involvement is a document that sets out how local residents and other interested parties can expect to be consulted and engaged in the planning process. The Council’s existing Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) was adopted in 2016 and can be viewed by clicking the relevant link under Related Content.
What are you consulting on?
Rochford District Council is currently consulting on proposed amendments and additions to its adopted Statement of Community Involvement. This consultation will close at 5pm on Thursday 29th August.

These amendments relate to Data Protection and Neighbourhood Planning.

The amendments relating to Data Protection would be inserted at the end of the Introduction of the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

The amendments relating to Neighbourhood Planning would replace Paragraph 2.21 of the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement

How can I have my say?
The simplest way to view the proposed amendments and make comments is by visiting
You can also view the proposed amendments by clicking the link in Related Content, or by inspecting a paper copy in Council Offices and local libraries during hours of opening.
If you are unable to use the online consultation portal, you are also able to send any comments you have by email to [email protected] or by post to:
Planning Policy
Rochford District Council
Council Offices
South Street
Rochford SS4 1BW
Please note, we are unable to accept anonymous comments and any comments of an abusive, discriminatory or unlawful nature will not be accepted.
Please make any comments you have on the proposed amendments by 5pm on Thursday 29th August as late comments may not be accepted.
What will happen next?
Once the consultation has closed, the Council will consider the comments received and, if necessary, consider revising the amendments. After this process has taken place, the Council will consider whether to adopt the amendments into its Statement of Community Involvement at which stage the proposed amendments will be made.

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