Statement of Community Involvement

As the local planning authority, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is required to publish a ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ (SCI) explaining how we will involve the community in the planning process. The Council encourages the community to become involved in all aspects of planning for the local area. The Statement of Community Involvement sets out the policy for involving the community in the production of the new Fermanagh and Omagh Local Development Plan (LDP) and the consideration of planning applications.  It describes who, how and when the community will be invited to participate in the different stages of both the Local Development Plan formulation and the determination of planning applications.

The Council will need to comply with the SCI when it consults on the preparation of its LDP and for development management consultation.

The SCI was first put in place by the Council in May 2016 following agreement with the Department for Infrastructure. It was revised in June 2020 in order to update some of the information within it and to take account of the current COVID-19 situation.

The revised SCI can be viewed on an ‘appointment only’ basis at:

  •  Connect Centres at County Buildings, Enniskillen and Strule House, Omagh also the Grange, Omagh between the hours of 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday or 9:30am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4pm on Fridays. (Telephone 0300 303 1777 for an appointment). Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting these offices.
These arrangements will be kept under review and this web page will be updated as necessary.
If you have any further queries you can contact the development plan team at:


File Type Size Date
Statement of Community Involvement V2 pdf 353 KB 26th June 2017
Statement of Community Involvement Revised June 2020 pdf 616 KB 30th June 2020