Statement of Community Involvement

Melton Borough Council adopted a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) on 4th November 2019.

Current Arrangements Note September 2020

A Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a document that Councils are required to produce which sets out how the community can be involved in the preparation of planning policy documents and how they can have their say on planning applications.
A SCI states who the Council will consult and engage with, when and how, for each of the planning functions it performs.


The Melton SCI provides clarity on the extent of community involvement that will take place, as the Council fulfils its range of its planning functions. It sets out the key standards we will aim to achieve when involving the community throughout the preparation of planning policy documents. It also describes how we will involve the community when we consider planning applications, and how we will engage with communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans.

A copy of the SCI can be found here: 


Sections of the SCI are also available as separate 'take-away' documents:

Further information, or advice, can be obtained by phoning 01664 502502 or by e-mailing