Strategic Planning

Hampshire County Council's Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) forms the basis of the County Council’s procedures for community engagement in the preparation of minerals and waste plans or working on minerals, waste and County Council planning applications.  The SCI sets out how Hampshire will involve local communities and interested parties in minerals and waste decision-making. It was originally adopted in September 2006, and was subject to amendments in 2010 following the release of new regulations on consultation in plan-making.

The most recent Hampshire SCI was adopted by County Council at the Full Council meeting on 30 May 2014.and is available to view or download below.

Hampshire County Council Statement of Community Involvement (adopted May 2014)

NOTE: It is important to note that the adopted Hampshire SCI does not cover the administrative area of any other of the Local Planning Authorities in Hampshire including Hampshire's Minerals and Waste Planning Authorities (Southampton and Portsmouth City Council and the National Parks Authorities - New Forest and South Downs). Each Local Planning Authority will have their own statement which will set out their own approach to community involvement within their administrative area. The other Hampshire Minerals and Waste Planning Authorities SCIs can be viewed by selecting the relevant link or logo below

Who are the local community or interested parties?

Community involvement is an essential element of planning for minerals, waste and County Council development. The local community is seen as anyone who is affected by decisions made by Hampshire County Council in relation to plan-making and on planning for minerals and waste in Hampshire and the County Council’s own development, and includes:

• Individuals
• Interest groups
• Voluntary and community groups
• Established Residents Associations and Action Groups
• Business, including minerals and waste operators
• District, Parish and Town Councils
• Landowners/agents
• Statutory bodies
• Marginalised communities and groups