Dear West Lancashire District 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 of the Statement of Community Involvement?
- Do you have a publicly available link to the Statement of Community Involvement?
- 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?
Finance and Administration Officer
This message is to acknowledge receipt of your communication. If your
request is a valid request for information under the terms of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000 it will be answered promptly and within 20 working
West Lancashire Borough Council as the Data Controller take the security
of your personal data seriously. We will only use the personal
information you give us for the purposes of providing an answer to your
freedom of information request. For further information
Thank you for your email of 31 July 2019 where you requested information
about the Council's Statement of Community Involvement.
The information you requested is provided below. If you have any queries
concerning the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Council's Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is available to
view and download at
It was adopted on 14 June 2016.
The Council has no set timescale for a review of the SCI at the current
time, but it will seek to review the SCI within 5 years of its adoption
and in advance of any future Local Plan Review, in line with national
planning practice guidance (Paragraph: 071 Reference ID: 61-071-20190315).
Neither the local civic society or civic trust are identified by the local
planning authority as a consultee (whether statutory or non-statutory) in
the planning system within the Statement of Community Involvement.
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
original letter and should be addressed to: John Harrison, Director of
Development and Regeneration, West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby
Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
Please remember to quote the reference number 2019/463 in any future
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
Peter Richards MTCP DipHE MRTPI
Strategic Planning & Implementation Manager
West Lancashire Borough Council
Tel: 01695 585046
West Lancashire Borough Council,
52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, L39 2DF
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