Chapter 5: Monitoring, feedback and resources


5.1 It is our intention to revise the SCI on an ongoing basis having regard to any particular problems or successes which we experience in consulting on the Local Development Framework.  This means that consultation techniques that have not been well responded to may be dropped and other alternative tools and processes may be identified.  Comments on the success or otherwise of the methods of consultation may be made at any time of the year and will be recorded for consideration during the formal monitoring process.

5.2 There are some sections in the Statement of Community Involvement which will require particular monitoring, especially those areas where work to set new groups up or getting target groups involved in the planning process has only just started.  These areas are listed below; however, the Council will undertake to assess all the information and methods contained within the Statement of Community Involvement:

  • The Young - in particular whether the arrangements with the youth groups are working;

  • Businesses - to assess whether the numbers of businesses involved in the planning process are increasing;

  • Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople - to assess whether the numbers of gypsies, travellers and travelling showpeople involved in the planning process are increasing;

  • Work being undertaken through the Equalities Forum and the Local Access Forum, and;

  • The work undertaken with the Horsham District Community Partnership. 

5.3 The Council will assess the success of its SCI through its Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which will be published in December each year.  Any necessary changes to the SCI arising from the AMR will be made thereafter with further appropriate public consultation carried out accordingly.  Regard will be had to any emerging best practice guidance and/or changes in legislation that have been put in place since the SCI was originally published.