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.
Merton’s draft SCI sets out how the council will involve local people, local businesses, stakeholders and other interested parties when preparing development planning documents and on submitted planning applications. It also outlines some engagement principles for developers, who may need to consult with Merton residents regarding their development proposals. The draft SCI can be viewed via the council’s website here
A copy of the document can be viewed at the following libraries – Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Raynes Park, West Barnes and Wimbledon.
You can comment on the draft SCI via:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post: Future Merton, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, SM4 5DX