Statement of Community Involvement

The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how Exmoor National Park Authority will consult, inform and engage with the public and other interested parties on local development documents (such as Local Plans or supplementary planning documents) and planning applications.

The Authority adopted its first Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) in August 2006 which was then required by the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act to be subject to formal consultation and submission to the Secretary of State for examination by an Inspector, as a Development Plan Document (DPD). Subsequent changes to legislation mean that the SCI is no longer considered as a DPD, and therefore the preparation of the SCI no longer has to be included in the Local Development Scheme, nor does it have to be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

A revised version of the SCI has been prepared as a result of changes to the legislative framework for the planning system including the introduction of neighbourhood planning through the Localism Act 2011 and the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework.  The SCI was adopted by the Authority on 3rd November 2015.

Exmoor National Park Statement of Community Involvement - November 2015 (PDF 1MB)

Consultation Register

If you wish to be consulted on any future local development documents, such as Local Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, or supplementary planning documents, please complete the consultation register forms below and return to:
Policy and Community Team, Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9HL

Or Email:

Consultation Form to email (Word 50KB)

Consultation Form to post (PDF 50KB)

Once you have sent your details to us, they will be entered on to our Consultation Register. You will then be notified automatically when the particular local development document you are interested in is available for consultation.