Statement of Community Involvement

Sarah James made this Freedom of Information request to Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council as part of a batch sent to 12 authorities

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Dear Gateshead 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?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

CSG InformationRights, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Ms James

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Yours sincerely
Information Rights Officer

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Neil Wilkinson, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Sarah James

 

I refer to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and to your email to this
service dated 31 July 2019

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, we are able to grant
access to the records requested and accordingly they are as follows:

 

Can you confirm as to whether your local authority has a Statement of
Community Involvement?

o Gateshead Council have an adopted SCI. 

Can you confirm when the authority published the Statement of Community
Involvement?

o The updated SCI was adopted on October 2017. The Council’s first SCI
was adopted in December 2007.

When is your next expected consultation/update?

o There is no current timetabled update for the SCI. A review of the SCI
will take place in 2020 to establish if an update is needed.

Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?

[1]https://www.gateshead.gov.uk/media/7495/...

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?

o The civic society or civic trust would be considered ‘general
consultation bodies’ within the list of consultees in appendix 1 of
the SCI, although not named specifically.  The  North East Civic
Trust/ Northern Architecture are included on our consultee database
and are consulted on Local Plan related matters.

 

Please note:

The information provided in response to your request is copyright
Gateshead Council unless otherwise endorsed. Granting access to this
information under the Freedom of Information Act does not permit you to
re-use the information provided for commercial purposes, for photocopying
or reproduction in any form. If you wish to re-use the information you
need to apply for a Licence. You can do this by writing to Information
Rights Officer, Corporate Services and Governance, 1st Floor, Civic
Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH or email
[Gateshead Council request email]. You may be required to pay a fee or
comply with conditions for permitted re-use.

 

Should you have any queries regarding the contents of this letter, please
contact Neil Wilkinson on 0191 433 3411.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Neil Wilkinson

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