Dear Sunderland City 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?
Re: Your request for information concerning:
Statement Of Community Invlvement
The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.
I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.
Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this request.
Customer Request Number: FOI_1169
Dear Sarah James,
I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I can confirm that the Council does hold this
information, as detailed below.
o Can you confirm as to whether your local authority has a Statement of
o Can you confirm when the authority published the Statement of
o When is your next expected consultation/update?
The next consultation on the proposed Main Modifications to the Core
Strategy and Development Plan is expected to take place between
mid-September and October 2019.
o Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?
The Council's latest Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is available
on the Council's website at
o 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?
The SCI does not explicitly mention the local Civic Society or Civic
Trust, but does include reference to 'General Consultation Bodies' which
includes the local Civic Society
I hope this is satisfactory. If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter, however any request for review must
be submitted within 40 days of the date of this freedom of information
response. The review will be removed from the Directorate and coordinated
by the Council’s Information Governance Officer. A request for review
should be directed, by email to [Sunderland City Council request email],
by post or by hand addressed to; Information Governance Officer,
Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box 100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.
You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.
City Development Directorate
Sunderland City Council
Tel: (0191) 561 7567
Email: [email address]
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