The Statement of Community Involvement, which sets out how Epping Forest District Council engages with the local community on planning matters, has been updated.
The adoption of the statement by Cabinet on 18 November follows a 6 week consultation with local residents and stakeholders. The Statement includes the Council’s commitments to consult and involve people in the preparation and review of planning policy which includes:
- The Local Plan
- Supplementary planning documents or guidance
- Neighbourhood development plans
- Policy contained in master plans
- Consideration of planning applications
The Statement of Community Involvement is reviewed and updated every 5 years including recent changes in legislation and practice.