Community involvement is playing an ever-increasingly important role in encouraging local residents, as well as professional stakeholders in the planning system, to become involved in the production of planning documents for Erewash.

We will shortly be  consulting on a draft Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which begins on Monday 14th January 2019 and runs through until Monday 25th  February 2019. To see a copy of the draft SCI online, please click here. Should you wish to comment on the document, the representation form can be accessed here. If you would like to access a paper copy, we will place them at the following locations (please check opening times before a visit):


  • Ilkeston Town Hall
  • Long Eaton Town Hall
  • Borrowash Library
  • Ilkeston Library
  • Long Eaton Library
  • Sandiacre Library
  • Allestree Library (in Derby City)
  • Duffield Library (in Amber Valley)
  • Spondon Library (in Derby City)


If you require a copy in a larger font, or have any other specific requirements, please contact the Planning Policy Team using the email below or at 0115 9072244 ext. 3150.

The planning system requires a range of documents (including the Statement of Community Involvement) to ensure engagement with local communities is placed at the heart of planning.  The Statement of Community Involvement sets out our approach to involving the local community in the preparation, alteration and review of all planning policy documents and planning applications that cover Erewash.

The SCI shows who, when and how local communities can become involved in what we are doing and what measures have been taken to ensure that interested individuals and groups are informed about the progression of various planning documents, as well as having the chance to comment on their content.  We have to accord with the provisions as set out in our adopted SCI when preparing LDF documents and also when processing and determining planning applications.

The first Erewash SCI was adopted in 2007, which was later updated in 2012. This is the second update of the SCI. We update the document to ensure that the methods and techniques of consultation and engagement remain ‘fit for purpose’ for the many individuals/groups and forums present in Erewash. The current adopted version of the SCI can be accessed here.

Complete representation forms and queries regarding the SCI can also be sent to us via email at, or by calling 0115 9072244 ext. 3150.

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
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