Planning policy

Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The SCI ensures effective community involvement in the planning process.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a statutory document that sets out how the Council intends to involve all sections of the community in the planning process and engage with local communities, businesses and other interested parties when developing and reviewing planning documents and determining planning applications.

The SCI establishes formal arrangements and standards to enable the community to know how and when they will be involved in the preparation, alterations and review of Hillingdon's Development Plan and other policy documents, and how they will be consulted on planning applications.

Following a public consultation during Summer 2021,  the council has now updated the SCI to take account of updated consultation methods and legislative and policy changes since the last SCI was adopted in 2006.

The SCI was adopted by the council on 14 October 2021 and it's now a legal document that forms part of Hillingdon's Local Plan. 

Statement of community involvement (November 2021) (PDF) [652KB]

Page last updated: 24 May 2023