Potential missed bin collections due to poor weather - Friday 1 December
Due to the poor weather, we may not be able to collect all bins in the Birtley, Lobley Hill, Wardley and Leam Lane areas on Friday 1 December. We will collect any missed bins as soon as possible. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Statement of Community Involvement

Maximising community involvement in plan-making promotes the greatest possible local ownership of the resulting plans and helps us get the right policies to shape the future of land uses and development in Gateshead.

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how we will involve people in planning policies and on planning applications.  It includes details about who will be involved and consulted with, how this will be done and when.

The SCI was the first document produced by Gateshead Council as part of the Local Plan and was adopted in December 2007 after passing the 9-part test of soundness. The SCI updated was in 2013 and again in October 2017. A further update to the SCI has been completed in 2020 and is available below.

All planning documents prepared as part of the Local Plan now have to be in accordance with this SCI to ensure that the minimum statutory requirements on consultation are met. 

Statement of community involvement update July 2020 (PDF) [563KB] (opens new window)

Statement of community involvement update October 2017 (PDF) [144KB] (opens new window)

Statement of community involvement update January 2013 (PDF) [112KB] (opens new window)

Statement of community involvement December 2007 (PDF) [840KB] (opens new window)

SCI Adoption notice (PDF) [17KB] (opens new window)

Inspectors report (PDF) [60KB] (opens new window)

Inspectors report appendix (PDF) [311KB] (opens new window)

Contact us

Spatial Planning and Housing Strategy
Development and Enterprise
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3000