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Statement of Community Involvement

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have adopted a joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to cover both districts. 

The SCI sets out how we will consult on planning applications and planning policy, including the joint Local Plan. 

We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved in the planning process. The SCI contains details of how we work positively and proactively with our communities to ensure their voices are heard.

The SCI also sets out how we make sure you can access the right information as easily and early as possible to help you come to your own conclusions.

We’re committed to ensuring you know what we’re doing – we strive to be clear and transparent in our processes – and the SCI reflects this too. We held a six-week public consultation on the SCI ending on 20 October 2021. The consultation Statement summarises the results of the survey and all of the comments received.

The joint SCI replaces the South Oxfordshire SCI adopted in 2017 and the Vale of White Horse SCI adopted in 2020.  The joint SCI was adopted by South Cabinet on 2 December 2021 and Vale Cabinet on 3 December 2021.

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