Everyone who lives or works in the Borough of Swindon can help to ensure they have a say in all aspects of how land is used.
The Council is seeking feedback on its new draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which will set out how people can get involved in the planning decision-making process, how the Council will encourage the local community to participate, and how it will consult residents on planning matters including plan making and applications. This includes how it will engage with members of the public, businesses, interest groups and organisations.
Ultimately, the SCI document is pivotal in helping to support the Council’s missions, building a better Swindon and making the residents of the Borough feel more engaged with where they live.
The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday, 11 March, and anyone wishing to find out more or share their views should visit the Let’s Talk Swindon page.
Councillor Kevin Small, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Planning, said: “This SCI is a crucial document for the Council and it will help us engage better with our residents on any future plans.
“If you have some spare time, please look through the draft document and tell us what you think.
“The views of our residents are incredibly important to us and we want everyone within the Borough to feel they’re engaged with the Council and, most importantly, that their views are taken seriously on any major planning issues.”