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.

Following review of the comments received, the SCI has been amended where appropriate. It was adopted on the 14th December 2023 and is now available to view online.