Statement of Community Involvement Consultation

Statement of Community Involvement Addendums consultation now closed

What has been consulted on?

As the first stage in the preparation of the South Essex Plan, a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) has been produced. This will be an ‘addendum’ to the existing SCI of each Council and sets out a framework for the six authorities will collectively undertake consultation on the South Essex Plan. The contents of the existing Rochford SCI will not be affected.

What is the South Essex Plan?

The six Local Authorities in South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock), together with Essex County Council, are currently working together across local authority boundaries on strategic issues such as infrastructure, planning and growth to make sure that there are quality jobs, transport, schools and homes for its residents. This work includes producing a ‘South Essex Plan’ that will set out a strategic framework for development in the area for the period up to 2038 and will reflect a broader vision to 2050. The South Essex Plan will provide an overall policy context for Local Plans.

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What happens next?

As the consultation is now closed, the six South Essex authorities will consider any comments received and determine whether any changes to the addendum are required. Once this has taken place, the Council will consider whether to adopt the SCI addendum, including any changes, into its existing SCI. Any decision relating to changes to the SCI would be made at a future meeting of Full Council.

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