Statement of Community Involvement

March 2021: Statement of Community Involvement

In March 2021 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council published the draft of the revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). It will replace the SCI draft published in 2020 for the joint Local Plan between Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. The SCI sets out the council's policy for involving the local community in:

  • the development of the Local Plan; and
  • the determination of planning applicaitons.

It was necessary to produce the new SCI as a result of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council deciding to produce new Local Plans independent of each other. 

The updated SCI can be downloaded below. 

Statement of Community Involvement, March 2021

Statement of Community Involvement Consultation

Do you agree with the Statement of Community Involvement, March 2021?

Have your say! A consultation database has been produced in order to compile all representations made in relation to the SCI. Any comments you wish to make should be emailed to All representations will be acknowledged. 

The consultation of the Draft SCI will be carried out in accordance with the proposals set out in Table 5: Statement of Community Involvement Consultation on page 22 of the Draft SCI. Therefore, the consultation of the Draft SCI will be open for 6 weeks. All representations should be made before 31st May at 5pm.

The information provided will be held in the database and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018.

Update January 2021: 

On 13 January 2021 members of Cabinet resolved to depart from the production of the Joint Local Plan, and undertake the production of a new Borough Local Plan. The current adopted Statement of Community Involvement was produced jointly with Stoke-on-Trent City Council which reflects the proposals for community engagement for the Joint Local Plan. A new Statement of Community Involvement will be produced to reflect Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council independently for the new Borough Local Plan. More information will be provided in due course.

Last updated 31 March 2021

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