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Statement of community involvement

This statement sets out how the community can be involved with planning in the London Borough of Lewisham.

Statement of Community Involvement 2023

We adopted a new Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) on 25 September 2023, after being approved by Mayor and Cabinet on 20 September 2023.

The new SCI supersedes the previous SCI adopted in 2006 (with its 2020 and 2021 updates) and is not used in decision making. 

What is a Statement of Community Involvement?

The SCI is a legal document for the Council and explains:

  • How we prepare and consult on the preparation of planning policies
  • How we support neighbourhood planning
  • Undertake our statutory consultation on planning applications 

Good Developer Engagement Protocol

We are currently preparing guidance for pro-active developer engagement with communities. This page will be updated when the guidance is finalised. 
This document will set our expectations for the quality of developer’s pre-application engagement with communities and other stakeholders.