Bury Council has launched a four-week consultation on a new planning leaflet and is inviting people to have their say about the information contained in this important document.
The council adopted a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) in December 2009 and this document has now been revised and updated to take account of new Government Regulations as part of a more user-friendly 10-page leaflet.
The SCI is an important document as it sets out how the council will involve the community in the preparation of the Local Plan as well as in the processing of planning applications. The revised SCI is split into three parts and explains how people can get involved in the planning process, the methods which will be used to inform residents of progress on the Bury Local Plan and the opportunities for commenting on planning applications.
It is important that everyone has their say on the revised SCI as, once adopted, all future planning consultations and publicity will be carried out in line with its requirements.
Consultation on the revised SCI commences on 24 June and will run for four weeks ending on 22 July 2013. The revised SCI will be available for download and to view at the council’s web site at www.bury.gov.uk/5265.
The documents can also be viewed at the Planning Division reception (Ground Floor, 3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury) between 8.45am and 4pm (Monday-Friday), Bury Town Hall from 8.45am to 5pm (Monday-Friday) and at selected public libraries (see a list on the above web page) during their normal opening hours.
Specific comment forms and details of how to respond can also be found on the council’s web site and at the venues mentioned above.
Press release issued: 19 June 2013.