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Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) (Worthing)

Note: This information applies to both Adur and Worthing.


March 2019: Consultation
Draft 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.

The current SCI was published in 2012. Since then, changes have been made to national policy and legislation in relation to Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans. The Government also published a revised National Planning Policy Framework (2018) therefore it is timely to update the SCI in order to reflect these changes.

The draft SCI is available for consultation for a period of 6 weeks, from Thursday 14th March to Thursday 25th April 2019.

The draft SCI can be viewed here:

Paper copies of the document are also available for inspection at Adur & Worthing Councils' offices at:

  • Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS
  • The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5WU
  • and libraries in Adur and Worthing

Comments must be made in writing by 5pm on Thursday 25th April 2019.

Please email to:

Or write to:

  • Adur and Worthing Councils, Planning Policy Team, Portland House, 44 Richmond Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HS

Next steps: Following the consultation, the Council will consider the comments received and where appropriate will make amendments before adopting the SCI.


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

On 6th December 2012 Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council adopted the Joint Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). This is the first truly joint document adopted within the Planning Policy department. The SCI sets out the consultation and community involvement procedures for the Local Development Framework in Planning Policy and planning applications in Development Management.

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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