Folkestone and Hythe District Planning Matters – Have Your Say On Community Involvement

The way residents are consulted on local planning matters in the future is the subject of a new public consultation launched by Folkestone & Hythe District Council.

Comments on the updated Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) – a document which explains how people can get involved in decisions about plan-making and planning applications in the district – are now being sought.

The previous SCI was adopted in 2015 and the latest revision will ensure community involvement is effective at all stages of the planning process.

F&HDC Leader Cllr David Monk said: “Community involvement in local planning is crucial – which is why it is important residents let us know how they want to be consulted and which way works best for them.

“The draft document lays out some proposals and we’re keen to gather feedback about what people think about them.”

You can view the documents by visiting or by heading to the Civic Centre or any of the district’s libraries during normal opening hours to read paper copies.

Visit the consultation portal at for the quickest and easiest way to comment on the draft SCI.

Alternatively, email comments to or write a letter to the Strategy and Policy Team, Folkestone & Hythe District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2QY.

Please include your name and contact details in any correspondence. All comments need to be received by 5pm on Monday 14 November 2022.