The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a document that explains how residents and businesses can take part in the process of developing planning policy and of managing new development in Portsmouth.

An updated version of the SCI was approved for public consultation by Cabinet on 27 June 2023. We have recently carried out a consultation on this draft SCI to gather wider views from our communities and partners on our approach to community involvement in planning. The consultation has now closed and the feedback will now be analysed to inform any changes to the SCI document before adoption.

The previous Statement of Community Involvement was adopted in June 2017 and will be replaced by the new SCI in autumn 2023.