{meta} Decision - Review of the Statement of Community Involvement (15 Minutes)

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision (CABINET)


I, Paula Boshell, Statutory Deputy City Mayor, in consultation with the Cabinet and in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council constitution do hereby note the Review of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), approve the intention to update the SCI at a later agreed date and also note that the city council’s website will be updated accordingly. 


The Reasons are:


Under current legislation the city council must review its SCI at least once every 5 years to ensure its content remains relevant.  There have been a number of changes since the SCI was adopted including legislative changes, revisions to regulations, updates to national policy and guidance and an increase in use of digital technology, and given these changes the SCI should be updated.  However given the current focus of resources on the Local Plan and the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) processes, the updating of the SCI should not commence until the Local Plan has progressed further. 


Options considered and rejected were:


That the SCI is updated following approval of the Review.  However if it was to be updated at the current time there is a risk that it could create some confusion as to how it relates to the existing Local Plan process.  It would also reduce resources available to focus on the Local Plan and the GMSF processes.


Assessment of Risk: is low as although there have been changes to national and regional policy the current SCI is not inconsistent with national policy and it is still possible to understand the city council’s approach to involving people in the planning process until such time as resources are available and the SCI is updated.


The source of funding: Not applicable.


Legal Advice supplied by the Shared Legal Service (SLS) and reflected in the Cabinet report.


Finance Advice obtained from: Martin Anglesey, Finance Officer, and reflected in the Cabinet report.


Procurement Advice obtained: Not applicable


The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: None.




Contact Officer: Amelia Lucas       Tel No: 0161 793 3287


*           This document records a key decision, but the matter was not             included in the Council's Forward Plan and it has been dealt with             under the emergency procedure.

*           This decision is urgent and is not subject to call-in, in accordance with     the Decision Making Procedure Rules

*           The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.



Signed: Paula Boshell                                               Dated: 26 November 2019

Statutory Deputy City Mayor




*           This decision was published on 26 November 2019.

*           This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 3 December 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 26/11/2019

Date of decision: 26/11/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/11/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/12/2019

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