Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Closed 6 Sep 2019

Opened 3 Jun 2019


The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how the Council will involve local communities, businesses and other stakeholders in the preparation and review of planning policy and the consideration of planning applications. It explains who will be consulted, when and how.

Birmingham’s first SCI was adopted in 2008. An update of the SCI is required to reflect the Housing and Planning Act 2016, the Neighbourhood Plan Act 2017, the latest regulations, changes in national planning policy and guidance, as well as changes in communication over the past 10 years. The revised SCI, once adopted, will replace the current SCI.

Why We Are Consulting

The Council is consulting on this document from 3 June 2019 until 6 September 2019. You can comment in the ways described below. Following this consultation period, all comments will be considered and the final SCI will be prepared for adoption.

What Happens Next

Comments and views will be taken into account and help shape the document before it is finalised. You can respond directly to the document using the online survey (a copy is also available to download below).

Responding online is the quickest and easiest way to comment. Alternatively, you can also respond by email or post at the following addresses:-


Write: Planning and Development, PO Box 28, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, B1 1TU

Please clearly state the paragraph number to which your comments relate.

Following this consultation we will consider your responses as we work towards finalising the SCI.

Start Date: 3rd June 2019 

End Date: 6th September 2019


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Democracy and Participation