Community involvement in planning – have your say

Published: Wednesday 31st October 18

The council would like to hear the views of local people on its draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

The SCI sets out how members of the public, businesses and local groups can get involved in local and neighbourhood planning, the planning application decision-making process and how the council will consult with them.

The SCI was last reviewed in 2012. The main changes in the new draft SCI are to acknowledge the wider role of online communication and consultation and the growth of neighbourhood planning.

Chairman of the council’s planning committee Cllr Will Sweet said: “Along with every other authority we have a statutory duty to produce an SCI and we want to ensure ours is consistent, transparent and enables the public to effectively engage with the planning service.”

The consultation continues until December 11.

To view the draft please visit

Comments can be submitted by emailing Alternatively please write to Planning Policy and Design, Environment and Community Services Department, Wandsworth Town Hall, London SW18 2PU.

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This is brilliant and I welcome this initiative. I would like to see more transparency within the Council and have a better understanding as to how decisions are made in the Council. I think it is vitally important to be a part of the process so that as residents we are better informed. On many occasions I have often why weren’t the public involved in the planning process. I would like to be part of a small team of residents who work with the Council for an enhanced quality of life. We should be working together and sometimes I feel it’s a ‘then v us’ scenario which is totally unacceptable.
Shaz Wahab

3 November 2018

Stop building houses and improve our roads. Have lived in Battersea for 35 years (born London) - in that time over a million new homes have been built between Wandsworth Beidge & Battersea Bridge - but still we have the one lane either way road - Lombard Rd, Vicarage Crescent, Westbridge Road. Road works causing massive congestion opposite the Prices Candle Factory. We need no more new homes - our GPs, NHS & Schools can't cope - and where are the jobs - with firms closing down by the days. Battersea Heliport - last night 31/10/18 at 7pm ish a helicopter coming in to land over the houses by the river in Vicarage Crescent. Why did the new house owners in Fulham buy homes & then complain about the heliport noise - getting landings moved.

1 November 2018