Dear Richmondshire 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?

- 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

Richmondshire District Council

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information request 147071

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Richmondshire District Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Information request 147071

Your request for information has now been considered and the information
requested is below.

Information disclosed:

Request:

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

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

3. When is your next expected consultation/update?

4. Do you have a publicly available link to the SCI?

5. 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?

Response:

1.Yes

2.Click on the following link:
https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/plannin...

3.Nothing is planned in the short/medium term

4.https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/plannin...

5.Civic Society/Trust are consulted but not mentioned in the Statement of
Community Involvement.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, and believe Richmondshire
District Council has not complied with legislation, please ask for an
internal review. Please quote reference number 147071.

You may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision at
[1]ico.org.uk. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the council’s complaints procedure.

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Yours sincerely

Senior Information Manager

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