Dear Redditch 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

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Our Reference: 5974

Dear Sophie,

Thank you for your recent request for information.

Your request is being dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. We will respond by 25th July 2019 at the latest.

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Kind regards,

Julie Hemming-Smout
Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871
Email: [email address]

Bromsgrove District Council
Parkside,
Market Street,
Bromsgrove,
Worcestershire B61 8DA
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Town Hall,
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Redditch,
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foi RBC,

Our Reference: 5974

Dear Sophie,

Thank you for your request for information.

The information you have requested is formally exempt under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act (already accessible to the requester), which is an absolute exemption.

Information regarding Redditch Borough Council's Statement of Community Interest is published and updated on a regular basis on the council website at the following link:

https://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/media/3188...

I hope this resolves your enquiry and that you are satisfied with the response.

However, if you are dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, you have the right to request an internal review.

If you are still dissatisfied following a review by the Council, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. You can contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Telephone 01625 545 700
https://ico.org.uk/

Best regards,

Julie Hemming-Smout
Information Support Officer, Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils

Tel: (01527) 64252, extension 3871
Email: [email address]

Bromsgrove District Council
Parkside,
Market Street,
Bromsgrove,
Worcestershire B61 8DA
www.bromsgrove.gov.uk

Redditch Borough Council
Town Hall,
Walter Stranz Square,
Redditch,
Worcestershire B98 8AH
www.redditchbc.gov.uk

View our privacy notices via the following links –
Redditch:
http://www.redditchbc.gov.uk/council/cor...
Bromsgrove:
http://www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/council/cor...

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