Statement of Community Involvement for Lewes District


SCI front cover version 2

Consultation on Lewes District Council Revised Statement of Community Involvement

Lewes District Council is preparing the ‘Revised Statement of Community Involvement’ which, when adopted, will set out the Council’s approach to consulting the community and other stakeholders about planning.

The current SCI was adopted in 2011. Since then, the Localism Act 2011 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 have been introduced. Amendments have also been made to the Town and Country Planning Regulations and a new National Planning Policy Framework has come into force. These legislative changes mean that there is a need to review and update our SCI.

The document sets out how and when the Council will provide opportunities for the community to contribute to the planning process, including local plan preparation and the consideration of planning applications. It is split into four main sections as follows:

  • Overview of the Planning System
  • Plan Making
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Development Management

Representations on the Draft Statement of Community Involvement are invited over an 8 week period from 08:00 on the 11th November 2019 to 17:00 on the 5th January 2020.

How to respond: 

The easiest way to comment on the Revised Statement of Community Involvement is via the questionnaire here, where you can comment on each aspect of the SCI, which will then be submitted directly to us for consideration.

Please let us know which section in the document that you are commenting on if you are making general comments. 

All representations will be published on the council’s website and anonymous submissions cannot be accepted.

Other ways to respond to the consultation:

Planning Policy Team

Lewes District Council

Southover House

Southover Road


BN7 1AB.

Paper copies are available to read at the Lewes District Council’s offices in Southover House.

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Planning Policy Team by email at if you have any queries about this consultation.


  • Opened
    11 Nov 2019 at 08:00
  • Closed
    5 Jan 2020 at 17:00

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