Residents will be invited to share their thoughts on the councils Statement of Community (SCI) planning policy and planning application documents.

The SCI is a statutory document aimed at setting out ways through which the Council will engage with the community and other stakeholders around planning permissions.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Chair of Richmond Council’s Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee said: “The latest draft SCI, which will inform our approach to consultations, is being revised to bring it in line with updated national planning legislation and with the Local Plan and other supplementary planning guidance.

Richmond Council’s SCI was first adopted in 2006 and has been amended twice – in 2009 and 2015. The latest draft takes account of recent legislation changes to reflect modern plan making processes.

Cllr Elengorn adds: “It reflects our commitment to involve our residents in a meaningful way on developments which will impact their local communities. If you would like to have your say on the draft SCI, I encourage you to do so before the deadline.”

Residents are advised to respond to the SCI draft before September 2.

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