Consultation: Council sets out how communities will be involved in Local Plan

EAST RIDING COUNCIL has recently published its Draft Statement of Community Involvement for public consultation.

The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the community and public can get involved in the preparation of the Local Plan (formerly the Local Development Framework), which will set planning policies and show how the East Riding will develop and grow in the next 15 years. It identifies who will be involved, when and how. It also sets out how the public will be consulted when a planning application is submitted.

The Council adopted the first Statement of Community Involvement in 2007 and it is now necessary to update the document. This is because there have been a number of changes to the way that planning documents are prepared and the Council has been able to consider feedback from public consultation exercises that have taken place.

With the publication of a new Draft Statement of Community Involvement, residents now have an opportunity to let the council know their views on how it intends to consult them.

Paper copies of the Draft Statement of Community Involvement are available for inspection at County Hall Beverley, all East Riding customer service centres and main libraries in the East Riding.

Responses should be sent to:

  • Stephanie Robson, Forward Planning, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. 
  • E-mailed to: 
  • or completed online. 

The consultation period will close on Monday, 5th November 2012.

Following this consultation period, the Council will consider all the responses received before finalising the Statement of Community Involvement in early 2013.


Note: You can download the complete document here for convenience Draft Statement of Community Involvement 2012 (9.6mb), and we have reproduced as a Scribd document below:
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