Current Planning Consultations


Statement of Community Involvement

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 requires the local planning authority to prepare a 'Statement of Community Involvement' (SCI). Planning affects everyone in our community; however, most people only get involved in planning when it directly affects them. The SCI explains how the Council will involve local communities, businesses and other interested parties when we prepare our planning policies and determine planning applications. The current SCI was adopted in 2012.

Since the adoption of the SCI, a number of changes have been made to the planning system and it has, therefore, been necessary to update the document in order to reflect these changes.

The Council has published the draft SCI for public consultation from Thursday 19 July to 5pm Friday 17 August, 2018.

Consultation Document

Draft Statement of Community Involvement.docx [docx] 127KB

Other Documents

Statement of Representations Procedure.docx [docx] 18KB

Give us your views

Please take the time to view the full draft SCI before giving your views. When commenting it would be helpful if you could indicate, as applicable, the section, page and paragraph number to which your comment relates.

The closing date for us to receive comments and feedback is 5pm Friday 17 August 2018.

You can make representations on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement by using the following methods:

  • By post to: Planning Policy Team – Arun District Council, Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5LF.
  • By email to:

Comments should be provided using the following response form:

Statement of Community Involvement Response Form.docx [docx] 18KB

The Council will consider the responses to this consultation in finalising the Statement of Community Involvement for adoption in autumn 2018.