The local development plan for Slough

Statement of community involvement

A Statement of Community Involvement is a document that sets out how the council’s planning team will engage with residents in the area.

Involving members of the community in planning decisions is an essential part of a responsible and empowering planning system. Involving residents in the planning process allows them to help shape development in their local area and minimise the risk of inappropriate development.

Slough's Statement of Community Involvement was adopted by Slough's Full Council at its meeting held on 12th December 2006. It was formally adopted as part of the Slough Local Development Framework on 30th March 2007.
Sloughs Statement of Community Involvement sets out the following:

  • The council's intended approach to involving partners, interested parties and the community in the production of the Local Development Framework as well as major development control decisions.
  • The proposed arrangements for participation and consultation.

Prior to the adoption of the Statement of Community Involvement, an independent inspector was appointed to examine the 'soundness' of the Submission Statement of Community Involvement, which was submitted to the Secretary of State on 23rd December 2005.