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									Shaping the Future of North East Lincolnshire




                                                North East Lincolnshire
                                                Local Development Framework

                                                Statement of
                                                Community Involvement

                                                Adopted
                                                November 2006
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                                                                          Contents


     Executive Summary                                                             iv
1    Introduction                                                                  2
2    The Local Development Framework                                               6
3    Relationship to Other Strategy Documents                                      8
4    Local Context                                                                 10
5    The Preparation Process                                                       12
6    Purpose and Benefits of Community Engagement                                  14
7    The Council's Commitment and Principles                                       16
8    Our Approach to Community Involvement                                         18
9    Who Will be Consulted?                                                        20
10   When Will Consultation Take Place?                                            26
11   How Will Consultation be Undertaken?                                          30
12   The Consultation Procedure                                                    34
13   Sustainability                                                                38
14   Community Involvement in Major Planning Applications                          40
15   Resources and Project Management                                              46
16   Monitoring                                                                    48
17   Document Availability                                                         50
     Appendices
1    List of Specific and General Consultation Bodies (appropriate to North East
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     Lincolnshire)
2    Glossary                                                                      56
3    Contacts                                                                      60
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          Executive Summary




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     Executive Summary


     The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) has introduced new types of plans for
     shaping and guiding development, and new procedures for preparing them. The Local
     Development Framework (LDF) will replace the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan in
     setting out policies and proposals for the area.

     The LDF will comprise a number of documents to be produced over a period of time. The
     Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is one of the first documents to be produced.
     It sets out to explain how communities will be involved in the preparation of LDF documents
     and considering planning applications and the steps and standards that the Council will
     meet.

     The Statement of Community Involvement addresses three basis questions:

         What will the Community be consulted on?
         Who will be involved?
         How and when will Community Involvement be sought?

     Whilst there are minimum requirements set out in Regulations there is no single 'right
     answer' to these questions as responses will vary given local circumstances. This SCI has
     been prepared recognising the resource limits of the Council and communities. It seeks to
     provide a balance, providing sufficient detail as to the types of involvement at all stages of
     the preparation and decision making processes.

     The document is based upon an approach that seeks to deliver continuous and meaningful
     community involvement in the preparation, alteration and review of LDF documents and in
     the determination of applications. The Council is striving to build relationships with the
     community, identify and resolve issues and conflict, and provide greater clarity on the way
     planning decisions are made.

     To assist this process the Council has developed its website to improve the information it
     presents. Information relating to the development of LDF documents (including the ability
     to track the development of individual documents) can be viewed at:

     http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/environment/localdevelopmentplans/devplansldf.htm

     Information relating to the processing of planning applications: and consideration of
     representations (including the tracking of individual applications) can be viewed at:

     http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/Environment/planning/




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                             Introduction




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    1.1   This document is the Adopted Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). It sets
          out the changes made by Government to the planning system affecting the way Local
          Planning Authorities (LPA) seek the views of their comments.

    1.2   The SCI sets out the LPA's proposals for involving communities in the preparation
          and revision of local development documents and consideration of planning
          applications. It is a key objective of the new planning system to strengthen community
          involvement.

    1.3   The Government's stated intention in changing the planning system is:

              To make it faster,
              More responsive to change, and
              To build community involvement.

    1.4   The changes introduced through the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
          (the Act) will see the present system of Local Plans replaced by Local Development
          Frameworks (LDF). The LDF will set out in a portfolio the Local Development
          Documents (LDDs) which collectively will deliver the spatial planning strategy for
          North East Lincolnshire.

    1.5   The SCI is one of the first documents to be produced for the LDF. Your involvement
          in the process is very important as the LDF will:

              Set out the Council's policies and proposals for development and land use in
              North East Lincolnshire.
              Give developers, local people and interested parties a clear idea of what is likely
              to be acceptable development.
              Provide the basis for decisions on planning applications and appeals.
              Provide the foundation upon which to pursue the aims of the Community Strategy,
              deliver sustainable development and achieve an Urban Renaissance.

    1.6   The SCI is the LDD which, sets out how the community will be involved int he
          preparation and revision of all LDD's. The LPA will tailor its community involvement
          to local circumstances, building upon existing networks and good practice.

    1.7   The SCI has been produced to be 'fit for purpose' whilst recognising resource
          limitations. The SCI seeks to provide a balance to communities with sufficient detail
          as to the type of involvement they can expect whilst avoiding overly prescriptive
          detail, such detail can have considerable resource implications for all parties and
          can constrain flexibility and innovation.




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1.8   The Local Planning Authority (LPA) mus comply with the Statement of Community
      Involvement when preparing local development documents. At examination inspectors,
      in testing development plan documents will determine whether a LPA has done so.
      If the authority fails to comply with the SCI this could result in the inspector
      recommending that the development plan document be withdrawn.




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  The Local Development
             Framework




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2   The Local Development Framework


    2.1   The LDF is the term adopted for the portfolio of LDD's which collectively will provide
          the spatial planning strategy for the local area.

    2.2   The LDF will be materially different to the current Local Plan because it will be
          composed of individual documents that can be subject to preparation and review as
          situations change without needing to review the whole plan.

    2.3   The inter-relationships between the documents that comprise the LDF are illustrated
          in the figure below.

    2.4   The North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) LDF will comprise; DPD's (Core Strategy,
          Site Specific Allocations, Area Action Plans (AAP's) and Proposal Map),
          Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD's), the SCI, Annual Monitoring Report
          (AMR) and the Local Development Scheme (LDS).

    2.5   The DPD's contained in the LDF together with the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS)
          which is prepared by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly comprises the
          statutory development plan. This plan provides the basis upon which all planning
          decisions are made.

    2.6   LDD's will be commenced and reviewed following individual timescales. The Council's
          production timescale is set out in the LDS that can be viewed at:

    http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/environment/localdevelopmentplans/devplansldf.htm




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Relationship to Other Strategy
                   Documents




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    3.1   The LDF will adopt the vision of the Community Strategy in the Core Strategy where
          appropriate, and where this truly reflects the community's aspirations. A collective
          of stakeholders and community interests, operating as the Local Strategic Partnership
          has produced the Community Strategy and will be undertaking its review. The LDF
          is required to give spatial expression to the elements of the Community Strategy,
          which relate to the use and delivery of land. It is considered beneficial for work on
          the review of the Community Strategy to be undertaken in collaboration with the
          production of the LDF.

    3.2   Development of the LDF Core Strategy has commenced. The preparation of this
          document will develop the linkages between the LDF and the Community Strategy.
          This will include seizing opportunities to run coordinated consultation events. Other
          coordinated consultation opportunities will also be undertaken linked to other strategy
          development and particularly in relation to the Urban Renaissance Programme.

    3.3   Traditionally, the planning system has focused on the regulation and control of the
          use of land. The legislative changes introduce a system whose aim is not to go
          beyond this to take account of the strategies and plans of other agencies not
          traditionally involved in the land use planning system but who also have impact on
          spatial development.

    3.4   The RSS sets the strategic context for the preparation of LDD's across the region.
          This includes establishing overall requirements with respect to housing and
          employment provision. The RSS is prepared by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional
          Assembly and comprises part of the Statutory Development Plan. All LDD's are
          required to be consistent with national planning policy and should be in conformity
          with the RSS.




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                         Local Context




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     4.1   North East Lincolnshire forms part of the Yorkshire and Humber Region. The Borough
           covers an area of 74 square miles (192 sq Km) with a total population of 158,983
           (2001 census) of which about 1.4% are from minority ethnic communities. Over the
           next 20 years the population is predicted to fall by a small amount.
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     4.2   Overall the area is the 54 most deprived council area in England. However this
           masks differences across the Borough. Some of the Borough's wards are amongst
           the most disadvantaged 20% highlighting pockets of deprivation in the urban area.

     4.3   The main centres of population have established close to the Humber Bank, Grimsby
           is the sub-regional centre, with Cleethorpes immediately to the south and Immingham
           to the north providing additional centres. Stretching out from these towns is a range
           of villages dispersed across a rural landscape.

     4.4   The Borough is one of contrasts and rich diversity. This includes the major ports of
           Immingham and Grimsby; national and international companies; and the seaside
           resort of Cleethorpes. And the quiet villages and countryside including part of the
           Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.




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The Preparation Process




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5    The Preparation Process


     5.1   The process for the preparation of the SCI is set out below:




                                Figure 5.1 Based on figure 3.1 PPS12




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Purpose and Benefits of
Community Engagement




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     6.1   The Council is committed to the production of the LDF through purposeful involvement
           of the local community and stakeholders. Such a process is recognised as providing
           benefits for the community and the Council.

     6.2   The SCI must set out the standards to be achieved by the local planning authority
           in involving the community in the preparations, alteration and continuing review of
           all local development documents and planning applications. It must provide a clear
           statement of how and when the community will be involved, recognising the minimum
           requirements set out in the Town and Country Planning (Local Development)
           (England) Regulations 2004.

     6.3   The benefits of community engagement include:

               Increase participation in the plan making process.
               Improved community understanding of the work of the LPA.
               Improved community confidence to influence the planning process through
               dialogue, collaboration and consensus.
               Development of an LDF well matched to deliver community needs.

     6.4   The benefits to the Council include:

               Building relationships between the Council and the community.
               An identification of community issues, testing priorities and options.
               Greater transparency.
               Reduces conflict between parties and therefor reduces time and costs of public
               examinations and inquiries.




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The Council's Commitment and
                   Principles




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7    The Council's Commitment and Principles


     7.1   The Council is committed to the production of the LDF through meaningful involvement
           of the Borough's communities. A realistic approach to community involvement must
           reflect the resources available otherwise the quality of community involvement will
           suffer. The Council will balance its resources and those additional resources available
           through partnership working with production and management of the LDF process.

     7.2   The Council will seek to develop the LDF working closely with the teams producing
           other strategies and local initiatives. Working in such a way will present a joined-up
           approach to community consultation. This is particularly relevant to the Community
           Strategy and Local Strategic Partnership. Opportunities will be seized to run
           coordinated consultation events. Such an approach will retain the focus of the LDF
           on delivery of the Community Strategy Objectives and maximise community
           involvement. Opportunities will also be taken with regard to consultation as part of
           the Urban Renaissance Programme.

     7.3   When undertaking community involvement the Council will adhere to the following
           principles:

     Clarity of Purpose      Before undertaking any involvement, we will be clear about why it
                             is happening; who we are involving and what the community can
                             influence.

     Communication           We will endeavour always to be open, honest and accountable
                             when sharing information and responding to contributions from all
                             parties.

     Evidence Base           We will use available research and understanding to plan the
                             process of involvement.

     Flexibility             We will respond to changing circumstances and review progress
                             and implementation.

     Inclusion               We will involve communities utilising techniques that enable wide
                             participation and methods appropriate to access identified
                             communities.

     Partnership             We will seek to work in partnership to avoid duplication of activities
                             and target activities.

     Timing                  We will seek to programme involvement that if 'fit for purpose' and
                             appropriate to meet the Government's tight timescales.

     Table 7.1 Community Involvement Principles




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Our Approach to Community
               Involvement




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8    Our Approach to Community Involvement


     8.1   The Council will tailor its community involvement to local circumstances, building
           upon previous consultation and involvement, existing networks and good practice.
           Previous consultation and involvement includes work developing the Community
           Strategy, the Renaissance Programme, the Local Transport Plan, the Housing
           Strategy and the North East Lincolnshire Local Plan. The approaches to be taken
           will concentrate on activities that seek to INVOLVE, CONSULT and INFORM. There
           will however be opportunities to build upon previous work (including the Immingham
           Community Design Project and Urban Renaissance Programme) which have sought
           to EMPOWER local communities to play a greater part in the decision making process.

     8.2   These consultations and empowerment projects have demonstrated the benefits of
           utilising existing contacts and networks to spread information and gain meaningful
           feedback. In particular the Immingham Community Design Project has provided
           details of innovative techniques to engage with traditionally hard to reach groups.

     8.3   Where such evidence exists of approaches that have been successful and fit with
           the time table and resources for the preparation of LDF documents these will be
           utilised. Many of these approaches have been shown to be well suited to area based
           initiatives.

     8.4   Purpose of community involvement:


       INVOLVE

       To provide communities with balanced and objective information to assist in
       understanding the issues and options.



       CONSULT

       To listen to, acknowledge concerns and provide feedback on how the public, have
       influenced decisions.



       INFORM

       To work to ensure communities views are understood and contribute to the range of
       options considered.




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 Who Will be Consulted?




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     Legal Requirements

     9.1   The legal requirements for community involvement in the production of documents
           are set out in the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England)
           Regulations 2004 (see www.hmso.gov.uk). Regulations 25 and 26 for development
           plan documents and Regulation 17 for supplementary planning documents set
           minimum requirements for community involvement with which LPA's must comply.

     9.2   LPA's in preparing LDD's must comply with the general duty in the Race Relations
           (Amendment) Act 2000 to promote race equality. LPA's should also comply with the
           Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which places a duty not to discriminate against
           disabled people by providing a lower standard of service.

     9.3   The Council will maintain databases of contacts independent of the SCI, which can
           be updated readily. Information that is held on these databases would be used in
           accordance with the Council's registration under the Data Protection Act 1998 and
           the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

     9.4   The Council are required as a statutory minimum to consult a number of specific and
           general consultation bodies. These are set out in the Town and Country Planning
           (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004. This list is attached at Appendix
           1 ‘List of Specific and General Consultation Bodies (appropriate to North East
           Lincolnshire)’. The Council is committed to involving a much wider number of
           individuals and groups in the formation of new policies and proposals. A further list
           of agencies and organisations that the authority will consider the need to consult,
           where appropriate are set out in Annex E3 of Planning Policy Statement 12: Local
           Development Plans.

     Wider Considerations

     9.5   The Council has access to existing databases, which provide details of previous
           consultation activities, specifically in relation to the production of the local plan and
           other corporate strategies. These databases provide important records of previous
           contact.

     9.6   To achieve a wider level of involvement, the Council intends to work with existing
           partners, but also to develop new contacts where appropriate. The groups that will
           be involved in the preparation of the LDD's include the following:




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Group                                    Description

Local Strategic Partnership (LSP)        A non-statutory, multi-agency body which
                                         aims to bring together at a local level, different
                                         parts of the public, private, community and
                                         voluntary sectors.

Elected Members

Town and Parish Councils

Specific and General Consultation Bodies See Appendix 1

Land Interest Groups                     Local communities, developers, agents,
                                         landowners, housing, health, transport
                                         interests.

Youth Groups, schools and education
bodies

Gypsies and Travellers                   National and Regional Groups representing
                                         Gypsies and Travellers.

Religious Groups

Sports and Leisure Groups

Ethnic Minority Groups

Minerals and Waste Interest Groups

Transport, Movement and Accessibility
Groups

North East Lincolnshire Compact          Recognising the role of voluntary and
                                         community sector organisations.

Local Businesses and Business Groups

Countryside and Conservation Groups

Community Partnerships                   Groups including those identified through the
                                         LSP.

Member Working Groups                    An LDF Working Group has been formed to
                                         oversee the implementation of the LDS.




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      Group                                       Description

      Yorkshire Planning Aid and Environmental See details below.
      Assistance

      Neighbouring Authorities                    North Lincolnshire UA, East Lindsey DC, West
                                                  Lindsey DC, Lincolnshire County Council.

      National and Regional Government            Government Office (Yorkshire and Humber),
                                                  Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly.

      Service Providers                           Public and Private sector providers.

     Table 9.1 Wider Considerations

     Note: Further details on the range of consultation bodies and other consultees that the
     Council will consider consulting on individual LDD's are set out in Annex A3 to Planning
     Policy Statement 12: Local Development Frameworks.

     9.7    Yorkshire Planning Aid provides a free, independent and professional planning advice
            service to individuals and groups from withing the Yorkshire and Humber region who
            can not afford professional fees. Yorkshire Planning Aid is part of a network of nine
            Planning Aid services throughout the country, all of which are part of the Royal Town
            Planning Institute, a Registered charity. Services operate through small staff teams
            and a network of professionally qualifies volunteers.

     9.8    Yorkshire Planning Aid operates a telephone advice line, (details below) and, in
            addition provides a Community Planning service which helps groups and individuals
            to understand the planning system and influence what happens in their
            neighbourhood, town or city. Key elements of the service include:

           Training events and presentations, such as 'planning crash course'

           Practical advice and assistance on contributing to local development plans

     9.9    The service is targeted at disadvantage communities, and at groups which represent
            or work with people who need support and guidance in order to get involved with the
            planning system, for example young people, people with disabilities, or people from
            ethnic communities.

     9.10 North East Lincolnshire Council will publicise Yorkshire Planning Aid's services at
          its public access points and will work in partnership with the organisation to increase
          local community involvement in the preparation of development plans and policies.




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  Contact Details

  Yorkshire Planning Aid Helpline:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 4pm

  Tel: 0870 850 9808

  E-mail: ykcw@planningaid.rtpi.org.uk


9.11 Environmental Assistance is a charitable organisation providing legal and technical
     expertise to communities and individuals endeavouring to protect or improve their
     environment and public health. Environmental Assistance seeks to empower
     individuals, voluntary and community groups by providing the advice and information
     needed to resolve real issues of concern.

9.12 The Council has previously worked together with Environmental Assistance and
     seeks to build upon this contact to promote future partnership working. It is envisaged
     Environmental Assistance will be active in the same areas as Yorkshire Planning
     Aid.


  Contact Details

  Environmental Assistance

  Tel: 01472 751 577

  E-mail: acook@environmental-assistance.org


Establishing Contact

9.13 The Council is striving to build relationships with the community and welcomes
     involvement at all stages in the preparation of LDF documents. This is
     particularly important at the initial stages of preparation when issues and
     options are being considered. Any person or organisation interested in the
     future of the Borough is encouraged to get involved.

9.14 If you or your organisation would like to be involved in the preparation of the
     new planning documents that will shape the future of the Borough, please
     make contact. Contact details are provided below. Further contacts are set out
     at the end of this document.




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      Contact Details

      Spatial Planning, Environmental Services, North East Lincolnshire Council, Origin Two,
      2 Origin Way, Grimsby DN37 9TZ.

      E-mail: ldf@nelincs.gov.uk




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When Will Consultation Take
                     Place?




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     Early Engagement

     10.1 The Council recognises the importance of 'front loading' the consultation process;
          to establish communities needs, informing the decision making process and
          establishing priorities early on (Regulation 25). There is however a substantial
          evidence base delivered as a result of previous consultation work. This work provides
          an appreciation of local issues and a basis for determining the timescales/sequence
          for the production of documents. The Council is anxious not to repeat consultation
          that has been carried out as part of previous work when preparing LDF documents.
          It will undertake initial consultation to establish broad support for approaches and
          priorities, and establish linkage with other strategies. This will involve a variety of
          techniques (discussed later). The LPA will seek to identify and build consensus
          particularly with regard to the overall vision and spatial objectives. Opportunities will
          be seized to link with consultation activities undertaken as part of the review of the
          Community Strategy. The LPA is required to undertake sustainability of the emerging
          issues and options and consult upon the initial sustainability report.

     Pre-Submission Draft (Preferred Options)

     10.2 This stage seeks to build upon the issues and options developed in association with
          the community. The Pre-Submission Draft (Regulation 26) sets out the LPA's policy
          direction together with relevant issues/proposals together with alternative approaches
          where appropriate. The draft must be accompanied by a formal sustainability appraisal
          report as required by European Union Directive 2001/42/EC.

     10.3 Representations must meet the development plan document's objectives and be
          compatible with its spatial vision and spatial objectives. These will be set out in the
          LDF Core Strategy.

     Submission Draft

     10.4 The community can comment on policies and proposals set out in the individual
          DPD's at the formal submission stage. Representation can be made at this stage
          even if they have not been involved in earlier preparation stages. At this stage DPD's
          will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination as required
          by Regulation 28 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England)
          Regulations 2004. When submitting documents LPA's must publish a notice and
          formally invite representations for a statutory six-week period. A Full Council
          Resolution is required for approval of formal submission documents.




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Examination and Adoption

10.5 All DPD's will be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
     The independent examination will test the document's 'soundness'. They should be
     based upon robust, credible evidence base and an appropriate level of community
     involvement.

10.6 The Government expects that the majority of representations will be considered by
     way of written representations. Such representations are an efficient method for
     representations to be handled and carry equal weight to those 'heard' bu the Inspector.
     For those opting to pursue an oral hearing, the inspector will select the appropriate
     format.

           Round table discussion
           Informal hearing
           Formal hearing

10.7 After the examination, the inspector will produce a report including specific
     recommendations as to how the document must be changed. This report is binding
     upon the LPA.

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD)

10.8 The preparation of these documents is optional for the LPA. They can be produced
     to supplement the policies in the DPD's. These documents are not subject to
     examination but are required to undergo public consultation and have a sustainability
     appraisal.

10.9 The Council intends to produce a number of SPD's over the initial three-year period.
     Details of these have been set out in the LDS.

Reporting Back

10.10 The Council is committed to a process of reporting back at all stage of community
      consultation and participation. When establishing the direction to be taken and
      assessing issues and options the process should be transparent and accountable.
      The Council will consider all representations it receives and set out how it proposes
      to respond. It should be noted that its response may not be reflected in a change to
      the local development document. Where this conflicts with LDF objectives or does
      not conform with national and regional policies or the LDF Core Strategy. The Council
      will make available its consideration of representations at all formal consultation
      stages.




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How Will Consultation be
           Undertaken?




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     11.1 The Council has experience in undertaking consultation events and recognises that
          different techniques are appropriate at different times in the preparation process and
          to involve different community groups and bodies.

     11.2 The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister recognises that the SCI should be 'fit for
          purpose' but also recognises the limits of a Council's resources. It would be
          counterproductive to specify particular complex processes of community involvement.
          Instead Council's are instructed to achieve an appropriate balance between
          documents that fail to provide appropriate guidance and those which are
          over-prescriptive and fail to reflect the resources available to all parties.

     11.3 Outlined below is an explanation of the various forms of public engagement the
          Council will employ as the LDD's are prepared, and to provide the background
          evidence. Each identified form of consultation identifies the relevant objective(s), and
          provides an indication of the resource implication, and the broad groupings that the
          engagement would be targeted towards. This table should be cross referenced with
          tables set out in section 12 which identify links to Local Development Documents. It
          is recognised that particular consultation methods are applicable to different Local
          Development Documents and that some methods are better suited to engaging 'hard
          to reach' groups than others. Previous consultation experience has shown that those
          techniques based on existing contacts/relationships and least formal in their
          arrangements are most appropriate for those groups.

                                                 Resource            Targeted Groups
                                                 Implications

      Publicity - Council newsletter, press      Low                 All
      releases/media coverage

      Inform

      Virtual Consultation - E-Government        Low                 All
      (web based documents, E-mail)

      Inform, Consult, Involve

      Consultation Documents                     Medium              All

      Inform, Consult

      Exhibitions, Road shows                    Medium              Local Communities

      Inform, Consult

      Comments and Complaints (Direct            Low                 All
      feedback)




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                                         Resource         Targeted Groups
                                         Implications

 Consult

 Questionnaires/Surveys                  Medium           Targetd Groups

 Consult

 Interviews (examination of issues,      Medium           Interested Parties,
 seeking consensus)                                       Statutory Consultees

 Consult

 Focus Groups and Discussion Groups High                  Topic or Area Based
                                                          Groups & Bodies

 Consult, Involve

 Ward Councillor Contact                 Low              Ward Councillors

 Consult

 Formal Committee Meetings               Medium           Council Members
 Inform, Consult

 Stakeholder Meetings                    Medium           Topic or Area Based
                                                          Groups & Bodies

 Inform, Consult, Involve

 Seminars/Workshops                      Medium           Topic or Area Based
                                                          Groups & Bodies

 Inform, Consult, Involve

 Visioning Exercises                     High             All

 Involve

Table 11.1 Forms of Public Engagement




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     12.1 Each DPD will pass through a process of community consultation and involvement
          involving a range of techniques. This process will be more detailed than that followed
          by SPD's.

     12.2 Summaries of the processes to be followed are set out below. These identify the
          main stages in the preparation processes and the appropriate engagement techniques
          that the Council will use.

     12.3 The timetable for the production of DPD's and SPD's is included in the LDS. This
          document also provides detail of the range of DPD's and SPD's that will be produced.




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                                                                                                                                           Alternative
                                                                            Pre-Submission
                         Early Engagement                                                                             Submission              Sites         Examination
                                                                             Consultation
                                                                                                                                          Consultation

                   Informing      Research/ Evidence/                 Issues & Options/ draft Policies                                                      Inspector's
                                                                                                                      Consultation        Consultation
                    People           Preparation                               & Proposals                                                                 Consideration

                                      Information                      Media, Web site, Notification
                                                                                                                          Web site,
                                       collection,                      of consultation to statutory                                                        Submission in
                 LDF, Web site,                                                                                          exhibitions
                                     stakeholder                         consultees, stakeholders,                                                       writing. Round table
       Core         member                                                                                          (libraries, Council
                                       meetings,                        interest groups, Members.                                             N/A            discussions.
      Strategy    information,                                                                                         offices) Public
                                      workshops,                         Possibility for discussion                                                       Informal hearing.
                 media coverage                                                                                        Notices (local
                                   discussions with                   groups, stakeholder meetings,                                                        Formal hearing
                                                                                                                            press)
                                        partners                                 exhibitions

                                      Information                      Media, Web site, Notification
                                                                                                                          Web site,
                                       collection,                      of consultation to statutory                                                        Submission in
                 LDF, Web site,                                                                                          exhibitions
       Area                          stakeholder                         consultees, stakeholders,                                                       writing. Round table
                    member                                                                                          (libraries, Council
       Action                          meetings,                        interest groups, Members.                                           Web site         discussions.
                  information,                                                                                         offices) Public
       Plans                          workshops,                         Possibility for discussion                                                       Informal hearing.
                 media coverage                                                                                        Notices (local
                                   discussions with                   groups, stakeholder meetings,                                                        Formal hearing
                                                                                                                            press)
                                        partners                                 exhibitions
                                                         Executive
                                      Information                      Media, Web site, Notification
                                                         Decision -                                        Full           Web site,
                                       collection,                      of consultation to statutory                                                        Submission in
                 LDF, Web site,                           Cabinet                                        Council         exhibitions                                            Adoption
      Topic                          stakeholder                         consultees, stakeholders,                                                       writing. Round table
                    member                                Member                                         Decision   (libraries, Council
      Based                            meetings,                        interest groups, Members.                                           Web site         discussions.
                  information,                          Environment                                                    offices) Public
       DPD                            workshops,                         Possibility for discussion                                                       Informal hearing.
                 media coverage                                                                                        Notices (local
                                   discussions with                   groups, stakeholder meetings,                                                        Formal hearing
                                                                                                                            press)
                                        partners                                 exhibitions

                                      Information                      Media, Web site, Notification
                                                                                                                          Web site,
                                       collection,                      of consultation to statutory                                                        Submission in
                 LDF, Web site,                                                                                          exhibitions
                                     stakeholder                         consultees, stakeholders,                                                       writing. Round table
      Generic       member                                                                                          (libraries, Council
                                       meetings,                        interest groups, Members.                                             N/A            discussions.
       DPD        information,                                                                                         offices) Public
                                      workshops,                         Possibility for discussion                                                       Informal hearing.
                 media coverage                                                                                        Notices (local
                                   discussions with                   groups, stakeholder meetings,                                                        Formal hearing
                                                                                                                            press)
                                        partners                                 exhibitions

                                      Information                      Media, Web site, Notification
                                                                                                                          Web site,
                                       collection,                      of consultation to statutory                                                        Submission in
                 LDF, Web site,                                                                                          exhibitions
                                     stakeholder                         consultees, stakeholders,                                                       writing. Round table
                    member                                                                                          (libraries, Council
        SCI                            meetings,                        interest groups, Members.                                             N/A            discussions.
                  information,                                                                                         offices) Public
                                      workshops,                         Possibility for discussion                                                       Informal hearing.
                 media coverage                                                                                        Notices (local
                                   discussions with                   groups, stakeholder meetings,                                                        Formal hearing
                                                                                                                            press)
                                        partners                                 exhibitions


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36
                              Early Engagement/ Preparation                                                                    Consultation                                                                                                            12
                    Information collection including reference to: statutory                                   Media, Web site. Notification of consultation to
      Topic Based   consultees, relevant stakeholders, community groups,                                         statutory consultees, stakeholders, interest
         SPD        local interest groups, Ward Councillors. Possibility for                                  groups, Members. Possibility of discussion groups,
                          workshops/visioning, stakeholder meetings                                                   stakeholder meetings, exhibitions



                                                                                                                                                                                                           to Adopt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Adoption




                                                                                                                                                                         Representations




                                                                                  Member Environment
                                                                                                                                                                   Scrutiny Committee Review




                                                                               Executive Decision - Cabinet
                    Information collection including reference to: statutory                                   Media, Web site. Notification of consultation to
                                                                                                                                                                                               Full Council Resolution required


      Development   consultees, relevant stakeholders, community groups,                                         statutory consultees, stakeholders, interest
         Briefs     local interest groups, Ward Councillors. Possibility for                                  groups, Members. Possibility of discussion groups,
                          workshops/visioning, stakeholder meetings                                                   stakeholder meetings, exhibitions


     Table 12.2 The Supplementary Plan Document Process
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                          Sustainability




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     13.1 The new Act requires a sustainability appraisal (SA) to be performed on all LDDs,
          with the exception of the SCI as it is a procedural document. The LDF and its content
          also come within the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) of Plans and
          Programmes Regulations 2004 (SI2004 1633); this requires the undertaking of an
          environmental assessment of the LDF documents prior to their adoption.

     13.2 To avoid duplication, North East Lincolnshire Council will merge these requirements
          to form one two-stage process making up an initial and detailed sustainbility
          appraisal/strategic environmental assessment (SA/SEA).

     13.3 A framework for undertaking the sustainability appraisal is given in Part 3 of the
          Community Strategy. This framework will be used for the purposes of an initial SA
          to ensure that sustainability issues are considered during the drafting of LDF
          documents. Major stakeholders such as the Sustainability Forum will be consulted
          in a 'scrutiny role' at this initial stage of thd SA/SEA process; the Sustainability Forum
          is a sub-group of the Local Strategic Partnership.

     13.4 The detailed SA/SEA of the LDF documents will be guided by the EA regulations.
          Here, sustainability issues will be considered in addition to those specifically required
          by the regulations. The process for the detailed SA/SEA is given in the Environmental
          Assessment regulations and concludes with the production of an environmental
          report. An important element of the environmental assessment is the public
          consultation on the environmental report, which will provide information on the
          expected environment impacts of the development framework and of the measures
          that can be taken to minimise or mitigate them. It is a further requirement of the
          regulations that the framework takes account of the report's conclusions. This second
          phase of the SA/SEA will be performed concurrently with the formal public consultation
          of DPDs and SPDs.

     13.5 The Spatial Futures team will lead and support the appraisal process; members of
          the Councils Environmental Policy team will undertake the appraisal itself.




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Community Involvement in Major
         Planning Applications




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     14.1 The statutory consultation requirements for all planning applications are set out in
          Article 8 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order
          (as amended). This requires authorities to publicise applications, either by a site
          notice or notification to neighbours. In addition local advertisements may be required
          as defined in Article 8 of this order. Similar arrangements exist for applications
          requiring listed building or conservation area consent set out in sections 67 and 73
          of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. (Note: These
          will be amended as the 2004 Act introduces provision to allow the publicity
          requirements to be put into secondary legislation.) This guidance relates to procedures
          to be followed when involving the communities in major planning applications.

          Major development is defined as:

          Residential development comprising 10 or more dwellings OR if the number of dwellings
          is unknown the site area is 0.5 hectares of more;

          OR

          Any other use where the floorspace proposed is 1,000 square metres or more OR if
          the area is one hectare or more.

     14.2 There are basically three stages relating to the consideration of development
          proposals; PRE-APPLICATION, APPLICATION and POST-APPLICATION. The
          degree of consultation undertaken depends on the nature and complexity of proposals.

     14.3 PRE-APPLICATION - pre application community discussions can identify issues up
          front, build a felling of inclusion and ultimately lead to developments that better respect
          local circumstances. The Council cannot refuse to accept valid applications on the
          basis of the manner in which the community has been consulted. However failure to
          consult could lead to unnecessary objections at a later stage. The Council will not
          become actively involved in pre-application exhibitions or consultation in order to
          remain 'impartial' at this stage. The Council however does support pre-application
          consultation and will in appropriate circumstances facilitate pre-applications
          discussions. Such discussions will need to recognise that some proposals may be
          time, security or commercially sensitive.

     14.4 APPLICATION - all applications will be subject to statutory consultation procedures
          in accordance with the Order. There is however scope to widen this consultation
          depending on the nature and complexity of the proposal. These measures must take
          accord of revisions to the proposals during the application process. The failure to
          carry out adequate consultation will be a material planning consideration when
          considering applications. The Council has published information explaining how
          representations are considered this includes consideration of petitions and speaking
          at committees. The parish and town councils can play an active role in raising




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      awareness of issues in their local areas as part of the consultation process. The
      results of any consultation will be reported and taken into account in decisions made
      by, and on behalf of , the Council.

14.5 POST- APPLICATION - once an application has been considered the Council has
     a responsibility to provide those involved or interested in the process with the means
     of determining the outcome. In some circumstances the community may play a role
     in monitoring developments. In some circumstances the community play a role in
     monitoring developments. Where the decision on a planning application is challenged
     at appeal parish and town councils can play an active role in the appeal process,
     submitting evidence and attending inquiries.

14.6 The Council mus adopt a 'fit for purpose' approach to these three stages, recognising
     the limits of the Council's resources and the nature of the planning application. Where
     proposals involve a range of issues the Council will consider adopting a 'development
     team' approach to pre-application and application discussions. Such an approach
     enables all relevant aspects of the proposal to be considered holistically. For less
     significant applications meeting the statutory publicity requirements is likely to be
     sufficient. This represents the majority of planning applications submitted to the
     Council. For more complex applications which may be controversial or raise issues
     because of their scale, site sensitivity or community concerns it will be appropriate
     to consider additional involvement. Developers will be expected to set out the details
     of the wider consultation they have undertaken or propose to undertake when
     submitting an application. These details will be expected to accord with the details
     set out below.

14.7 The following tables identify a menu of community involvement approaches. They
     identify the nature or 'tier' of application and the stage at which it might be appropriate,
     as well as the approach which might best be suited. It should be noted that there is
     no pre-determined approach to consulting/involving communities above the statutory
     requirements. The table serve to guide the authority and the applicant in considering
     the extent and role of wider involvement.




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                                                                                                                                     TIER 1
                                                                                                      TIER 2
                                  TIER 4                           TIER 3
                                                                                                                                EIA - schedule 1
                                                                                                 EIA - schedule 2
                             Non controversial        Sensitive to development pressures
                                                                                                                               Shopping Direction
                                                                                             Greenfield land Direction
                         Broadly in accordance with     Broadly in accordance with the
                           the Development Plan              Development Plan                                             Contrary to the Development
                                                                                              Playing Fields Direction
                                                                                                                             Plan (Major) 3(a) - (c)


      Pre-application                                  Possibility of wider consultation        Possibility of wider
                                     -                                                                                   Possibility of wider consultation
      Engagements                                          (justification if waived)              consultation

      Application          Minimum standards           Possibility of wider consultation       Likely-hood of wider
                                                                                                                               Wider consultation
                             (See Para 13.1)               (justification if waived)               consultation

      Post-application               -                                 -                                 -                  Possibility of monitoring

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                                                                             Scale and Nature of Development

                                                                                                                                    TIER 1
                                                  TIER 4                    TIER 3                      TIER 2
                                                                                                                                EIA - schedule 1
                                             Non controversial     Sensitive to development        EIA - schedule 2
                                                                           pressures                                           Shopping Direction
                                           Broadly in accordance                                Greenfield land Direction
                                           with the Development    Broadly in accordance with                                    Contrary to the
                                                    Plan             the Development Plan       Playing Fields Direction    Development Plan (Major)
                                                                                                                                   3(a) - (c)


      Community     Website                         x                          x                           x                           x
      Involvement
      Approaches    Local Media                                                x                           x                           x

                    Public Exhibitions                                                                     x                           x

                    Public Meetings                                                                                                    x

                    Focus Groups                                                                                                       x

                    Consultation Panel                                                                                                 x

     Table 14.2 Approach to Consultation
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                                                          Community Involvement Approaches                                                          14
                                                                                            Local Media

                                                                                         Public Exhibitions
                          Pre-application Engagements
                                                                                          Public Meetings

                                                                                           Focus Groups


                                                                                              Web site

      Application                                                                           Local Media
      Stage
                                  Application
                                                                                         Public Exhibitions

                                                                                          Public Meetings


                                                                                        Consultation Panel

                                                                                           Focus Groups
                                Post-application
                                                                         (Public Exhibitions - relating to approved schemes)



     Table 14.3 Community Involvement in Major Applications
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    Resources and Project
            Management




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     15.1 The Council has carefully considered the implications of the SCI to ensure that the
          commitments that is has made are deliverable and do not put undue pressure on
          the Council's resources. It is recognised that the LDF represents a 'corporate plan'
          and will involve officers across the Council in its preparation and consultation.

     15.2 It is recognised that the existing Spatial Planning team is very small (as set out in
          the LDS) and the extensive public consultation required under the new system the
          workload will be very challenging. Resources from the Council Planning Budget
          supplemented by resources from the Planning Delivery Grant are identified to fund
          consultation activities. In addition, every effort will be taken to involve partners, both
          from within the Council and from external organisations in the delivery of consultation
          events.

     15.3 Opportunities will be seized to coordinate consultation on other council strategies
          and initiatives where they link with the preparation of LDF documents. This will include
          in particular the Community Strategy and consultation undertaken as part of the
          Urban Renaissance Programme. (This will necessitate coordination with teams of
          consultants.)

     15.4 The Council will not seek to duplicate recent consultation and involvement activities
          but build upon this information in association with partners to develop LDD's.

     15.5 Improvements in systems technology have brought benefits in terms of the availability
          of information both in relation to the LDF process and the development control
          process. The authority will seek to build upon these improvements.




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                                Monitoring




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     16.1 This SCI sets out how the Council proposes to involve the community in the
          preparation of LDD's and future planning applications. The Council recognises that
          community involvement must be flexible to accommodate change over time. The
          Council will review the involvement arrangements under the remit of the LDF Members
          Working Group. This will ensure procedures are responsive to arising issues and
          successfully involve the community whilst making the best use of resources. Any
          proposed changes will be considered through the committee process.

     16.2 The Annual Monitoring Report will be used to monitor and provide feedback on
          consultation. This will provide the trigger mechanism for highlighting issues arising
          from consultation and the format of the SCI, and identify where changes need to be
          made.




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      Document Availability




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     17.1 If you would like to receive this information in another language or in another format
          such as large print, Braille or on audiotape, please contact:

          Ian King, Spatial Futures Team Leader
          Spatial Planning
          Environmental Services
          North East Lincolnshire Council
          Origin Two
          2 Origin Way
          Grimsby
          DN37 9TZ

          Tel: 01472 323370
          Fax: 01472 324216

          Email: ian.king@nelincs.gov.uk




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    List of Specific and General
Consultation Bodies (appropriate
     to North East Lincolnshire)




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1    List of Specific and General Consultation Bodies (appropriate to North
     East Lincolnshire)

     The following bodies are specific consultation bodies and must be consulted in accordance
     with the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) Regulations 2004.



     a.     The Regional Planning Body (Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly)

     b.     Relevant authorities in or adjoining the area of the LPS (North Lincolnshire BC, West Lindsey
            DC, East Lindsey DC, Lincolnshire CC. Relevant Town and Parish Councils)

     c.     The Countryside Agency

     d.     The Environment Agency

     e.     The Highways Agency

     f.     The Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England

     g.     English Nature

     h.     The Strategic Rail Authority

     i.     The Regional Development Agency whose area is in adjoining the area of the LPS (Yorkshire
            and the Humber RDA, East Midlands RDA)

     j.     Any person to whom the electronic communications code applies by virtue of the direction
            given under Section 106 (3) (a) of the Communications Act 2003

     k.     Any person who owns or controls electronic communications apparatus situated in any part
            of the area of the LPS

     l.     Any of the bodies from the following list who are exercising functions in any part of the area
            of the LPS

            i.                             Strategic Health Authority

            ii.                            Person to whom a licence has been granted under Section
                                           7(2) of the Gas Act 1986

            iii.                           Sewage Undertaker

            iv.                            Water undertaken

     m.     The Yorkshire and Humber Government Office, including specific contact to Government
            departments or agencies with large land holdings

     n.     Voluntary bodies some or all of whose activities benefit any part of the authority's area

     o.     Bodies which represent the interests of different racial, ethnic or national groups in the
            authority's area

     p.     Bodies which represent the interests of different religious groups in the authority's area




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                                                    East Lincolnshire)



        q.     Bodies which represent the interests of disabled persons in the authority's area

        r.     Bodies which represent the interests of persons carrying out business in the authority's
               area

       Table 1.1 Specific consultation bodies

       In addition to these specific and general consultation bodies the LPA may also consult a
       range of additional agencies and organisations as appropriate. As set out in Annex E3 of
       Planning Policy Statement 12: Local Development Plans.




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                                     Glossary




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     Abbreviation   Title                         Definition

     AMR            Annual Monitoring Report      Report on the progress of preparing the Local Development
                                                  Framework and the extent to which policies are being achieved.

     CS             Community Strategy            The long term vision and action plan articulating the aspirations,
                                                  needs and priorities of the local community - prepared by the
                                                  Local Strategic Partnership.

     DPD            Development Plan Document     Are contained in Local Development Frameworks and include
                                                  Core Policies and Site Allocations. Subject to independent
                                                  examination by Planning Inspectorate.

     HSP            Humberside Structure Plan     Planning policy document that sets out the broad strategy for
                                                  the future development and use of land for the former
                                                  Humberside area to 2006.

     LDD            Local Development Document    Sets out the spatial strategy for the area and comprises of
                                                  Development Plan Documents and Supplementary Planning
                                                  Documents.

     LDF            Local Development             Portfolio of Local Development Documents.
                    Framework

     LDS            Local Development Scheme      3 year management plan for the production of Local
                                                  Development Documents.

     LSP            Local Strategic Partnership   Is a non-statutory, mulit-agency body, which aims to bring
                                                  together at a local level different part of the public, private
                                                  community and voluntary sectors. Produced the Community
                                                  Strategy for North East Lincolnshire.

     PPG            Planning Policy Guidance      Guidance Notes produced by the Government on planning
                                                  matters (being replaced by PPS's).

     PPS            Planning Policy Statement     Statements of National Planning Policy issued by the
                                                  Government (to replace PPG's)_

     RSS            Regional Spatial Strategy     The broad development strategy for the region prepared by
                                                  the Regional Assembly and forming part of the statutory
                                                  development plan.

     SA             Sustainability Appraisal      Identifies and evaluates the effects of the strategy or plan on
                                                  social, environmental and economic conditions.

     SCI            Statement of Community        Sets out how the Authority intends to achieve continuous
                    Involvement                   involvement in the preparation of the Local Development
                                                  Documents for North East Lincolnshire.

     SEA            Strategic Environmental       An assessment of the environmental effects of a plan or
                    Assessment                    programme required by EU Directive 20001/42/EC.

     SPD            Supplementary Planning        Are non-development Plan Documents and are not subject to
                    Document                      independent examination but are still subject to public
                                                  consultation.




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                                                                                                           2

 Abbreviation   Title                     Definition

 SPG            Supplementary Planning    Provides guidance or development briefs to supplement policies
                Guidance                  and proposals in a Local Plan (being replaced by SPD).

 The Act        Planning and Compulsory   Puts in place the new statutory framework for preparing RSS
                Purchase Act 2004         and LDF's.

Table 2.1 Glossary




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                                     Contacts




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     For further information regarding the Local Development Framework and Statement of
     Community Involvement Email: ldf@nelincs.gov.uk

      Spatial Planning

      Chris Holliday                                 Ian King
      Spatial Planning Manager                       Spatial Futures Team Leader
      Tel: 01472 324277                              Tel: 01472 323370
      Email: chris.holliday@nelincs.gov.uk           Email: ian.king@nelincs.gov.uk

      Liz Jerrold                                    Diane Wheeler
      Senior Spatial Futures Officer                 Senior Spatial Futures Officer
      Tel: 01472 324296                              Tel: 01472 324272
      Email: elizabeth.jerrold@nelincs.gov.uk        Email: diane.wheeler@nelincs.gov.uk

      Andrew Byrne
      Spatial Intelligence Team Leader
      Tel: 01472 324269
      Email: andrew.byrne@nelincs.gov.uk

      Development Management

      Phil Wallis
      Development Management Manager
      Rel: 01472 324261
      Email: phil.wallis@nelincs.gov.uk

     Table 3.1 Further Contacts




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