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 recently published a revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for public consultation.  Comments made on  the revised document during this period will be taken into account when finalising the SCI. The final document will be considered by the Council's Cabinet for adoption.  If adopted, this revised version will replace the previous SCI adopted in 2015.

You can view the document on the link below, with the changes between the currently adopted document and this revised one highlighted in red.:

View the consultation version of the SCI.

if you have any queries contact the Policy team at or phone 023 8028 5345 (option 1).

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