Horsham District Local Development Framework - SCI Archive STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ARCHIVE
Previous editions of the Statement of Community Involvement
Following adoption of the SCI in February 2006 (see below), it became necessary to review the document. This is because comments from the Government Office for the South East required some changes to the documents being prepared that will form part of the Local Development Framework. The 2006 adopted SCI identifies appropriate consultation methods for individual documents. There were some changes to the suite of documents being prepared (as set out in the Local Development Scheme) so the SCI needed to be reviewed in order to reflect the content of the revised timetable. (The revised document is available below)
The changes to the Statement of Community Involvement were not extensive. The main changes were to Appendix One. It is proposed that the SCI should be more generic and less prescriptive, especially in respect of consultation methods for individual documents. It is important to note however, that the Council does not intend to reduce the community and stakeholder involvement in the preparation of the LDF documents. The aim of the changes are to extend the life of the document, in order to ensure that it does not need to be reviewed on an annual basis to reflect any changes that may be made in the annual review of the Local Development Scheme.
Following consultation on revised Issues and Options (May 2006) and Preferred Options (November 2006), the SCI was submitted to the Secretary of State in February 2007. The Inspectors' Report was received in April 2007, indicating that the document is sound.
Following a Public Examination in November 2005, the Inspector prepared a Report (291kb) identifying several minor changes to be made. This report was binding on Horsham District Council and the changes to the Submission Draft were made. This allowed the Council to adopt the final version of the Statement of Community Involvement which was published on 17 February 2006.