Statement of Community Involvement

Sarah James made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds City Council

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Dear Leeds 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?

Yours faithfully,

Sarah James

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

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O'Connell, Adam, Leeds City Council

Dear Sarah James,

Freedom of Information Request (Ref: 210138)

I refer to the above and your request dated 30 July 2019. I have contacted
the relevant services and now provide a response to your request relating
to Community Involvement.

- 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? The SCI was adopted on 21^st February 2007.

 

- When is your next expected consultation/update? The City Council is
about to do an informal consultation on a new SCI, during Sept/Oct before
an 8 week period of formal consultation late 2019/early 2020.

 

- Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?
[1]https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/FPI_SCI_00...

 

- 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? No

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within the council. They will re-examine your request
and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act. Should
you wish to follow this course of action please address your concerns in
writing to the above address.

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
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Office of the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

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I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me using the contact information above.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr Adam O’Connell

Information Governance Officer

Requests team

Information Management & Governance

Digital and Information Service

Leeds City Council

 

0113 37 84251

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