Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (Worthing)

Note: This information applies to both Adur and Worthing.

January 2021: Interim Addendum Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

In light of restrictions in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Adur & Worthing Councils have implemented temporary changes to public consultation procedures and planning practices. Further information is set out within the Interim Addendum. This is a live document and will be regularly reviewed and updated in accordance with government guidelines.


July 2019: Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

All Local Planning Authorities are legally required to prepare and publish a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and ensure it is kept up to date. A SCI seeks to describe how the public, businesses and interest groups within Adur and Worthing can get involved in Planning Policy, Neighbourhood Planning and the application decision making process. Adur & Worthing Councils are two separate Councils but have a shared officer structure and thus a single joint SCI.

Adur & Worthing Councils have prepared a new up-to-date SCI (previous SCI was published in 2012) which takes into account of changes that have been made to national policy and legislation in relation to Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans.

Details of public consultation can be found within the Statement of Consultation:


December 2012:
Adur & Worthing Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

In December 2012 Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council adopted the Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI sets out the consultation and community involvement procedures for the Local Development Framework in Planning Policy and planning applications in Development Management.  The 2012 version of the SCI is largely superseded by the 2019 document (above) but, for the time being, it is still available to view on the Council's website as reference is made to it on the Shoreham Harbour JAAP webpages. Once the JAAP is adopted, the 2012 version will be removed.

For more information about the SCI consultation and the stages leading to adopted, see the relevant documents below:

If you require any further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team.

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Page last updated: 18 January 2021