Council launches planning consultation

Tue 24 February 2015, 4:57 pm

Enfield Council has launched a six-week consultation to allow residents to share their views on how they feel they could be more involved in the planning of their area.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a council document that will explain how the authority will inform, consult and involve the community in planning applications and in drawing up planning policy documents.

The consultation period lasts until 27 March 2015.

Councillor Chris Bond, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment and community safety, said: “One of Enfield Council’s priorities is to ensure that everyone in Enfield feels more involved in their local community, and in the decisions that affect their neighbourhoods – particularly by making sure that residents and businesses have a greater role in the policies and actions taken by the council itself. 

“Planning policies, and the decisions on individual applications, play a vital role in shaping the borough and ensuring all residents enjoy a good and improving quality of life. Not only is it right that all those affected by them should have a say, but the comments and information the council gets back can often help improve the outcome. 

“Before giving these plans the OK we want to make sure that the community is in agreement with our aims.”

To view the document click here or contact the Planning Policy Team directly on 020 8379 1000 for further information.