In 2006 Merton Council adopted its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). However, since its adoption there have been a number of changes to planning legislation, planning guidance and technological advances such as social media, which have changed the way public consultations and engagement takes place and are carried out. All this means Merton's SCI (2006) requires updating to have regard to these changes.
The draft SCI sets out how Merton Council will involve local people, local businesses, stakeholders and other interested parties when preparing development planning documents and submitted planning applications. It also outlines some engagement principles for developers, who may need to consult with Merton residents regarding their development proposals.
Have your say
We would like to hear your views and comments on the draft SCI. The consultation ends on the 8th December 2019. You can take part via:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Future Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, SM4 5DX
Following the consultation, the comments received will be considered and any necessary changes will be made to the SCI, in accordance with planning legislation and policy, before it is adopted in 2020. Once adopted it will replace Merton's pervious SCI adopted in 2006.
Local plan consultation responses