Statement of Community Involvement
The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we consult on new plans, policies and planning applications, to ensure that the views and needs of local communities are heard and responded to.
The current SCI was adopted by the city council in January 2020. However, since adoption, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensuing restrictions on social distancing and access to public buildings, has meant that some of the methods of consultation outlined in the SCI are currently not possible.
Birmingham City Council is therefore proposing a number of temporary wording changes to the SCI which will be subject to consultation for four weeks prior to adoption. The temporary amendments will then remain in place until all restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak have been fully lifted.
We are therefore inviting comments on those parts of the SCI which have been amended (any comments relating to the un-amended parts of the SCI will not be taken into account). All relevant comments will be considered before the temporary amendments are adopted.
The consultation will close on 31 July 2020.
Responding online is the quickest and easiest way to comment. Alternatively, you can also respond by email or post at the following addresses:
write to: Planning and Development, PO Box 28, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, B1 1TU
Unfortunately, the document is not available to view at any council offices, libraries or other public buildings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you require a hard copy of the document in order to make comments then please send us a request for a copy of the document to be posted out to you.