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.

The most recent Hampshire SCI was adopted by County Council at its meeting on 2 November 2017 and is available to view or download below.

Hampshire County Council Statement of Community Involvement (adopted November 2017)  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 7MB

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. Each Local Planning Authority will have their own statement which will set out their own approach to community involvement within their administrative area. Hampshire's other 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 in Hampshire. 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

  • Neighbourhood forums;

  • Landowners/agents

  • Statutory organisations; and

  • Marginalised communities and groups