Statement of Community Involvement

Sophie Mason made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council,

Here at Civic Voice we are campaigning to put public participation at the heart of the planning system. With this in mind:

- Can you confirm as to whether your local authority has a Statement of Community Involvement?
- Can you confirm when the authority published the Statement of Community Involvement?
- When is your next expected consultation/update?
- Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?
- Is the local civic society or Civic Trust identified by the local planning authority as a Consultee (whether Statutory or Non-Statutory) in the Planning System within the Statement of Community Involvement?

Kind Regards,

Sophie Mason
Finance and Administration Officer
Civic Voice

Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Sophie Mason
Your request for information has been passed to an investigating officer.
Your reference is FS-Case-127427782
Thank you
Sandwell MBC
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Sandwell MBC, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms Sophie Mason,
Information Request - FS-Case-127427782
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request. In response to your
request I can confirm the following:
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request as per the following
details, please see below also Sandwell Council's response. - Can you
confirm as to whether your local authority has a Statement of Community
Involvement? Yes. - Can you confirm when the authority published the
Statement of Community Involvement? July 2016. - When is your next
expected consultation/update? National Planning Policy Guidance states
that a local planning authority must review their SCI's every 5 years from
the adoption date, therefore it is expected that the next review will be
in July 2021. - Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?
http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200275/p...
- Is the local civic society or Civic Trust identified by the local
planning authority as a Consultee (whether Statutory or Non-Statutory) in
the Planning System within the Statement of Community Involvement?
Appendix 1 of the Sandwell Statement of Community Involvement provides a
list of consultation bodies that will be consulted which includes: •
Specific Consultation Bodies that government regulations state must be
consulted • General Consultation Bodies which government regulations state
must be consulted • Government Departments • Other Consultees – which
lists types of consultee ie. Local Tenants and Residents Groups, but does
not list them individually. It also states that the list is not
exhaustive. Civic Voice; Tipton Civic Society and West Bromwich Civic
Pride Association are on our Consultation Database. If you wish to receive
further information in regards to this request or wish to submit a Freedom
of Information Request please forward your request to
[Sandwell Council request email] or Information Management Unit, Sandwell
Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 3DE.
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
request, and should be addressed to:
Information Management Unit
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
Oldbury
West Midlands
B69 3DE
Email - [Sandwell Council request email]
If you are not content with the outcome of an internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.
Yours sincerely
Sandwell MBC
For your information residents can now use their MySandwell account to log
many Sandwell Council requests online, including reporting missed
collections; fly tipping and pot holes. Residents can also check their
council tax balance on MyAccounts and find "MyNearest" on their
personalised homepage. For information please go
to [1]www.sandwell.gov.uk/mysandwell.

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