Hampshire County Council's Statement of Community Involvement
The statement forms the basis of the County Council’s procedures for community engagement in the preparation of plans or working on planning applications. It was originally adopted in September 2006, however with the release of new regulations an addendum has been produced ensuring we are in accordance with the guidance and that further plan consultation is carried out correctly.
The statement does not cover the administrative area of our partners (Southampton and Portsmouth City Council and the National Parks, New Forest and South Downs [as of April 2011]) as they have prepared their own statements and developed their own approach to community involvement.
Who are the local community or stakeholders?
The local community is seen as anyone who is affected by decisions made by Hampshire County Council on planning for minerals and waste in Hampshire and its own development, and includes:
• Interest groups
• Voluntary and community groups
• Established Residents Associations and Action Groups
• Business, including minerals and waste operators
• District, Parish and Town Councils
• Statutory bodies
• 'Hard to reach' groups